Land O’Lakes, a popular dairy product company in the US is using latest Microsoft technologies to improve their productivity. Their WinField “R7” app takes a vast array of agronomic research, weather information and satellite data and puts it together on a mobile device for farmers – and the WinField specialists who help them – so they can make important planting decisions and react to real-time changes in the field, every day. They are now migrating their WinField “R7” application to Microsoft Azure to help them scale beyond the millions of acres they actively manage today.
In their Purina business, they are combining over 70 years of proprietary feed research data with new sensor measurements and capabilities coming from the Internet of Things and the Cortana Analytics Suite on Azure. They are also using Office 365 and Surface tablets for improving employee productivity.
It’s hard to imagine a more mobile workforce than farmers, and now they can analyze data and plan together with our reps, all while standing in the middle of a 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. 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.
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