Technology is changing how farmers manage their operations. It’s also creating demand for new skills and capabilities in the farm workforce. As farmers adopt evolving technology like precision ag tools and automation, it’s important to recognize the changes in labor needs and create an environment in which those skills are developed among members of the ag workforce. Specifically, as autonomous machines become capable of doing more jobs previously done by human operators, those workers should develop the skills the machines to date can’t. That includes creativity, leadership, strategy and interpreting data and information gleaned by precision ag tools and equipment. Developing these skills will help farms remain competitive as technology like robotics, drones and autonomous machinery become mainstays in farm operation and management in the near future. See more on how to help your workforce keep up.