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Ag Retailer Navigates The Future With Technology

Driven by environmental responsibility, farmer efficiency and stewardship, and the possibilities of technology, in 2015 the team at Luckey Farmers Cooperative started its journey to digitize its business.
As chief technology officer Andrew Gladden recalls, the turning point came with the 2014 algal bloom in Lake Erie that limited drinking water to half a million people.
“So in 2015, we really focused on the four Rs, and joined the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program,” Gladden says. “We knew that our paper-driven processes that we had, weren't going to cut it for the certification. So we made a conscious effort in our agronomy department to digitize everything.”
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