“Technology is such a big part of farming, and I think that we are constantly learning and growing – it’s not unlike other professions. Farmers are always trying to learn about new techniques and update their equipment.”
– Megan Pistorius
The Pistorius family has readily embraced the growth of agricultural science and technology, from programming that allows them to auto-steer their tractors to the devices that collect data about each individual acre of land. These improvements mean that the Pistorius family can grow more with less environmental impact.
Recognizing the needs of different consumers, however, Pete has found a market growing organic popcorn. It’s an interesting challenge that the Pistorius family loves taking on, because most farmers never have the opportunity to grow such a niche crop.