Land O’Lakes forms cooperative with Microsoft to improve agricultural technology
The “AgTech” revolution enables Land O’Lakes to improve its agricultural footprint.
Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, Minn., is moving into the “AgTech” revolution thanks to a partnership with Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.
The “AgTech” revolution – which applies computer science and technology to the planning, planting, growing and harvesting of crops— enables Land O’Lakes to improve its agricultural footprint.
Microsoft Azure’s WinField “R7” application takes a vast array of agronomic research, weather information and satellite data and puts it together on a mobile device for farmers to make important planting decisions and react to real-time changes in the field.
“These efforts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Land O’Lakes’ work with Microsoft and our commitment to technology and leading the AgTech revolution,” says Michael Macrie, senior vice president and CIO, Land O’Lakes. “We have truly transformed how we work and serve our cooperative members, and the benefits are clear to our business and our mission to feed human progress. Yet, we are just beginning. I look forward to sharing more about our journey and progress in this rapidly changing marketplace in the future.”