Emerging technologies in the field such as artificial intelligence, computer vision and robotics will play a key role in the ability to improve the productivity and performance needed to feed a growing population. These new tools, technologies and devices on the field are redefining the day jobs of agronomists and food growers. Educating the agricultural workforce with the skills to manage and harness the power of these new robots and tools will be crucial to achieve mass adoption.
Managing a farm, including its workforce, is changing. On the one hand, automation of existing processes and new technologies means that some workers will need to retrain or reskill as their jobs will become obsolete. On the other hand, as a farm increases capital per worker, particularly as many of the new technologies utilize automation, it is important to assess whether its employees have the right skills to fully take advantage of new technologies. Every job in the ecosystem is being redefined, and so are the skills and capabilities that are required to succeed in these professions.