I remember my grandfather commenting when seeing the bailing contractor turn into our family farm in the late 90’s, “what I would have done for one of them”.
Today’s post is inspired by a twitter post by Nick Kelly, talking about the decline of the number of broadacre farms in WA.

If we think back at the improvements in farming technology in recent years, it’s understandable to think that the farming world will look very different in 2040.
Instead of sprayer and seeder drivers, maybe we’ll see ‘coordinators’ who’s role it is to keep the autonomous machines filled with inputs when they come back to fill.
Maybe we’ll have legislative change enforced on us, meaning organic systems represent a higher percentage of farms and reporting/administrative processes are a bigger part of farming.
Regardless, change will happen. We need to keep seeking improvements in one way or another if we want to be sustainable. Change takes capital, and the best way to obtain that capital tomorrow is to be profitable today