Farms may not be the first venue that comes to your mind when you hear about the Internet of Things. But as we've been reporting, farmers and ranchers are adopting more computerized automation, sensors and cloud computing in droves to keep their operations lean.
Motherboard checked out some of these developments at the World Agriculture Expo this week in Tulare, California. Here were some of the developments freshly harvested from the agriculture industry:
HerdDogg created a smart-cow system to keep track of cows as they graze, give birth and mate. The company sells cow tags that keep identification data and biometrics, so ranchers can keep up with Bessy's temperature and activity levels without disturbing her grazing. It's sort of like a FitBit for herds, except it also alerts you if a cow goes missing.