March 2018: Farm Management Software
Farmers organize their precision farming data in their Farm Management Software (FMS) in their office. When do they use their FMS and what do they use it for?
Before planting, farmers will set up crop-related data in their FMS, including seed varieties, crop prescriptions, and farm and field names. Next, they import this data into the display in their planting equipment.
Farmers record their operation via the display as they plant, and then export the recorded data back into their FMS, either with a wireless connection or with a USB drive.
After all the data is in their FMS, they can analyze the field information to make agronomic decisions, including how to manage their crops for the current year, and plan ahead for next year. Most FMS also allows the farmers to view their data in a variety of ways with multiple "layers" of information.
They follow a similar process for harvest, but with less set-up required.
The data FMH uses for Precision Solutions is exported directly from the Farm Management Software.
Precision Solutions: Automated Crop Reporting with FMS Data
After farmers are done planting and they have reviewed all of their recorded data in their FMS, they can electronically send it to their FMH agent for acreage reporting through the Automated Crop Reporting process.
The agent confirms that the information will match to their policy, imports the data into the FMH Agent Center, and then generates the acreage report for signatures.
FMH Accepts Data from All Brands
Farmers can choose from a variety of FMS and display systems. FMH will accept accurate data from any FMS or display.
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