Benjamin says automating an acre of the area costs around Rs 2. F arming is a science that involves elements of chemistry, geography, weather and timing. Reaping the best yield out of farms requires a perfect blend of these elements with high precision and timing. Farm Again, a Tamil Nadu based startup is helping farmers achieve exactly that. Benjamin Raja started the company in from Tirunalveli, his hometown, after quitting a high paying corporate job. Life changed for Benjamin when he visited a school friend in Rajaratnam Kanakarajan is another farmer from Thungavi, who wanted to give away his acre farmland for industrial or commercial use. Rajaratnam said Benjamin offered his precision farm technique for six months for free.
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Rooks have abandoned nests rung in by landowners for control by Waikato Regional Council. The council is again asking landowners to report rook sightings for targeted pest control to prevent the wary invasive, big black bird from becoming a problem on farms. After requesting rook sightings in September this year, right on breeding season, seven rookeries were reported to the council. Waikato Regional Council biosecurity officer Andrew McConnell says five of those rookeries had since been abandoned, so he was keen to hear if any landowners had seen any newcomers on their property in the last few weeks.
The David versus Goliath story resonated well with the American audience. In India, we have Ben and Raj taking on the conventional wisdom of farming. They have - over the last five years - converted 2, acres of land into organic farms and have created traceability of the product to the very farm the produce was picked out of.
FarmAgain is a program at UGA that is made of different grants that serve individuals employed in production agriculture. The projects directly serve individuals that may have conditions i. You or someone you know may benefit from:. Technical Assistance Farm Again provides direct assistance to agricultural families with assistive technology, work-site modifications, and independent living. We can also assist with starting a new farm operation including growing organically. Information Sharing Farm Again provides information through individual contacts, distribution of resources, agency referrals and public education. Professional Training Farm Again provides training opportunities on available resources and assistive technology for consumers and professionals. Contact us for more information about presenting to your organization or group. Who is eligible?