Montana Students Build Town and County GIS Infrastructure

July 6, 2015

This signal will be a community benefit to the approximately 300 farmers that had $67,212,000 (2012) in sales of wheat, beans, lentils, barley and other crops.

The current yearly cost each farmer pays for a precision signal varies. Depending upon the signal accuracy, the cost can vary from $650 to $2,500 per year. It is estimated that for a farmer to move from regular cropping to using precision agriculture is a 10% savings in production costs. A one percent increase in sales is $2,240.40 per farmer for a county total of $670,212. Even 1% production sales increase can significantly impact the farmer's bottom line.

Many thanks to Ken Wall of Geodata Services for sharing.