Technology: The Next Frontier

I think we've kind of come to a little bit of a plateau from the technology standpoint. We've been using variable rate for quite a while, and not that we've done everything that we can do with that, but it's a matter of where do we go next that were currently working on.

Then with VRI, that's one on my personal operation that we’re expanding a little bit more. I'm also interested in the multiple hybrid planting systems. I think that they’re showing some promise there. We don't really change population on marginal areas, but we are able to drop a hardier seed on those areas. So I think that’s something that we can look at.

There's a lot of craze about the whole drone thing right now. Personally, I can't for the life of me figure out how flying a drone over my cornfield is going to help much. A lot of times with the infrared or whatever cameras you’re using on those drones, by the time you pick up and see something it's too late to do anything about it. But we’ll see what the future brings.