Farmersnet in Avinews op de VIV beurs in juni

Naast alle aandacht en het gesprek met de minister van landbouw, hebben we ook nog een interview gedaan voor het Spaan/Engelstalig pluimveeblad Avinews. Hierin kwam zowel Farmersnet als de kenmekende problemen rondom data uitwisseling aan de orde.

Het is verschenen in de gedrukte versie van Avinews, klik hier…

En het interview is ook te zien op youtube, klik hier..

Farmersnet at VIV Europe!

During the VIV Europe in Utrecht, the Netherlands from may 31th to june 2nd, we are present at the Innovation square. This is located at the center off the exhibition halls. And we will show our latest progress in connecting our farm data to have usefull tools.

We do this in close harmony with two partners. First Sommen automation, who helped us connecting the farm house data. Second partner is Farmersystem, who developed the dashboard and the usefull tools.

Visit us at the innovation square and see what we arready do with farm house data. And this is only the start!

Pluimvee en varkens staldata

Op 8 en 15 februari 2022 houden we twee keer een online meeting waarin we laten zien wat je al kunt met staldata , maar vooral ook waar we naar toe willen. Als je HIER je mailadres achterlaat bij de stichting Boer&Data, krijg je een link voor de meetings, maar ook kun je alles later TERUGKIJKEN en meedoen als je dat wilt!

Hieronder nog even de introductiefilm over staldata.

Pluimveedata – deel 1 – introfilm from FarmHack.NL on Vimeo.

Farmer and data course

De leergang is gestart met een introductie en een eerste aanzet over de datakluis voor boeren.

Nog even alles op een rijtje:

De leergang bestaat uit 4 modules:

  1. De boeren datakluis 13
  2. Trekkerdata in de akkerbouw 4
  3. De digitale graslandgebruikskalender 3
  4. Pluimveedata en diergezondheid 2

De pluimvee/varkens module over staldata kent de volgende live zoom metingen en zijn later ook op het Farmhack forum terug te vinden:

Hieronder vind je aantal linkjes naar videos en podcasts die je al kunt terugkijken en beluisteren.


:video: promofilmpje over de leergang– 2 min

:video: hoe werkt het forum – 5 min

:podcast: 4 podcasts over ‘databoeren’ Waar lopen zij tegenaan? – 4 x 20 min

:presentatie: Probleemanalyse (presentatie) 1 Het datalandschap, rol van de overheid en van de Stichting Boer&Data

MODULE 1 De Boeren datakluis

:tekst: Blogpost Boeren datakluis 1 Een introductie op de module

:video: de boeren datakluis 1 – 16 min. Wat is een boeren datakluis? Nut en noodzaak

:tekst: een boerenvisie op digitalisering in de landbouw

:video: De discussie (zoom) over de boeren datakluis 2

MODULE 2 Trekkerdata

:video: Trekkerdata vrij beschikbaar maken 1

:tekst: Blogpost Data contracten in de landbouw

In this course, various topics are discussed that relate to data exchange and the data position of the farmer.

These modules are free to follow and also at a time that suits you (if you don't want to join the discussion)

Eén van de onderwerpen gaat specifiek over koppeling van alle computers en data op het pluimvee (en varkens) bedrijf. Handig is wel om ook module 1 te volgen zodat je al vast op de hoogte bent van de mogelijkheden die dta kan bieden.

Start Module 1: The Farmers Data Safe

13 dec 2021

The Data & Technology course is a process for farmers to learn from other farmers. The course consists of several modules. Module 1 is a general module aimed at the question of whether one or more platforms are available to agricultural entrepreneurs that meet the desire to bundle the data of your own company in one place. Or is there a need for a new collective and independent farmer platform, a smart software shell or farmer dashboard, to improve the farmer's data position. This is what this first blog post is about. be speaking Eric Dortmans en Nicole Barteldstwo of the initiators of the Boer&Data foundation and leaders of module 1. 

The digitization of agriculture offers opportunities for the agricultural sector. The first step was the digitization of paper registration processes, which requires a lot of manual registration from the farmer and therefore crop registration is only seen as a necessary evil. Nowadays there are more and more possibilities to automatically collect relevant data via IOT applications, such as sensors in the field and in the barn/shed and on the tractor/implement. These are of course developments that we strongly encourage. 

What goes wrong is that a farmer's data is now stored in 10 places in the cloud and new developments mainly meet the data needs of third parties, such as chain partners or offering more point solutions. Farmers are now drowning in the data that is generated, but are not sufficiently facilitated to use it for their own business optimization.

According to the initiators of the foundation, value from data only becomes tangible for growers if the basics are in order first. This means, among other things, that data from farmers not only ends up in third-party systems, but that this data also flows back to the farm, so that growers can access it themselves. And moreover, that they themselves are given the opportunity to make that data available to third parties. So that parties looking for farmer data can knock on the door of the farmer, instead of different parties in the chain. 

Eric: ”Every supplier or buyer, every advisor lets the farmer collect what he finds important. You just have to let that happen. They also all build their own IT system, and there is no other way, because business-critical processes depend on it for the chain partners. But it is necessary that as a farmer you get all that data back from those systems neatly. And we must ensure that we do not put all our data with third parties, but that we ensure that we keep control over the data ourselves.”

What is missing now is a place where you as a grower can put all your data, without having to look over your shoulder. And on top of that a services layer, so that third parties can build applications on it. This places the grower and his company like a spider in the web and offers the possibility of data sharing with the parties of his choice. You no longer throw all your data over the fence, but you consider with whom you want to share which data. You always assess whether the functionality you get in return is interesting enough.

According to Eric, the fact that this has not yet been arranged in such a way is partly because projects in precision agriculture always fly in from the other direction. They think in terms of new services and invest in their own intelligent and necessary infrastructure. This approach always contains a sequence, but the base of the pyramid, the farmer's data house, is never reached. To take the next steps in precision agriculture, you need to turn the approach around and first ensure that the hard infrastructure and smart software on top of it are also arranged on the farm. 

According to Nicole, it is especially important that parties looking for farmer data, be it the government or companies, should get to the farmer, and that this data traffic should not go through chain parties. 

Nicole also emphasizes that farmer data is now in all kinds of different systems, and that all attention is focused on getting data to those systems easily, and not (or at least much less) on how that data flows back to the farmer. Efforts are being made to do so with cultivation registration. But she would like to go further: “I want advice from different people based on the data in those different systems. Good advice. That simply means that I need my own database, where all data relevant to me comes together. On top of that comes a kind of application layer, a services layer. That is where the intelligence comes in on how to combine the data and generate insights. For every question, it can be someone else who has the best expertise for it. Then you want to share the data specifically for each question in order to get an answer to that. Moreover, the knife cuts both ways, because a smart start-up can focus on specific solutions, without constantly putting in energy to build up its own database.

The following topics are covered in this general module:

  • Usefulness and necessity of a software shell or farmer dashboard (for more information, see this problem analysis).
  • Need and possibilities for improving data exchange in the agricultural sector 
  • An evaluation of a number of data platforms, programs and applications
  • An explanation of the farmer data initiatives that will be discussed in the other modules. 

Belangrijke data Module 1 – de Boeren Data Kluis

  • Vrijdag 17 dec. 13.00 – 14.15 uur: Start Module 1, deel 1
  • Dinsdag 22 feb. 13.00 – 15.00 uur: Module 1 afronding, deel 2

Farmer and data foundation

23 juli 2021

July 23, 2021 A lot has happened in the past six months. As Farmersnet, for example, we are not only involved in the establishment of the Boer & Data foundation, but we have also successfully conquered our position in the (Dutch) data landscape. We also talk (and hopefully) participate in collaborations such as NPPL/WUR and have made contacts with Agroconnect/Ministry of LNV and other (market) parties in order to give farmers a voice in all software developments.

In addition, we have now started a learning trajectory within the foundation, in which Farmersnet will run a pilot specifically from practice on a chicken farm and a pig farm to give a striking example of what a good data combination can be from the existing data/stable computers/portals. offer. This can, for example, be a health forecast for a flock/ward or, on the contrary, a better condition progress and can therefore result in more precise feeding. Good ideas are always welcome, both to enthusiastic people who want to apply this, as well as just the ideas, sign up!

30 juni 2021

June 30, 2021 Farmersnet is involved in the Boer & Data foundation and they also run projects in dairy farming. One of these focuses on a digital grassland usage calendar. This is set up together with VAA automation, a unique collaboration. They are still looking for an intern for this beautiful project, click here for more info klik hier voor meer info

18 december 2020

Listen here to Robert Nijkamp's podcast about data and storage from the farmer and data foundation.

This podcast is one of a series of four. Would you also like to hear what other farmers think about data applications in agriculture? Click here... to listen to the rest of the series from the Boer & Data Foundation, in collaboration with Mechaman.

november 20st, 2020

You are stronger together. Not only within Farmersnet, but also beyond. That is why we have jointly set up a foundation with a number of initiatives in arable farming and dairy cattle, the Farmer and data foundation We work together in this. Joining forces as a consultation partner with government and developers. Learn from each other so as not to keep reinventing the wheel. But also to use the cooperation as a farmer's strength to become stronger in the chain.

You will find more about the farmer and data foundation and the initiators here...

October 5th, 2020

After our seminar we have conversations with a number of participants and what was especially striking is the variety of wishes, even within the same animal groups. While for one person control over the current business processes is paramount, the other mainly benefits from a kind of (financial) comparison overview. And that applies to all sectors.
As a result of our seminar, we also came into contact with a group of dairy farmers who are also busy recording data on their own farm and developing new applications. They were already talking to a software vendor. We have therefore decided to tackle this together. At the moment, a trial is being set up with this software on two farms (a dairy cattle and a poultry farm) to see whether it meets the expectations of flexibility and sharing data flows, whereby the farmer remains in control and remains in control. We hope to be able to tell you something about this via this site at the end of October and to show examples.

In addition, our own system also has added value if we can share that data with other parties in the chain. That is why we are pleased that a first large slaughterhouse is willing to conduct a pilot with us for data sharing, in which the farmer decides how and when. We have already discussed this at software level and hope to be able to show a first impetus by the end of this year.

In addition to the practical software side, we are working on joining forces with other farmers initiatives. We have therefore come into contact with various other data initiatives, in which the farmer or farmer's wife is the driving force / inventor. And especially in arable farming and dairy farming. In collaboration with Farmhack (a driver of data innovation in agriculture) we are now working on forming a kind of umbrella here, a data foundation or cooperative that other farmers with ideas can join with the aim of jointly managing data flows. The basic principle remains that the farmer is the owner and remains in charge of his own data. If you know farmers and / or female farmers who are working on this, please let us know so that we can work together.

We are now busy setting up these farmers data foundation cooperation with all known initiatives in livestock farming (dairy cattle, pigs and poultry) and arable farming. We hope to be able to publicize this within a few weeks.

All in all, steps are being taken to jointly use our (data) power to create value for our own farm!

If there are any questions or good initiatives that can help us (or vice versa), please contact us.

Earlyer news

On 7 February 2020 we held a seminar on farm house data with the theme "the farmer is back at the helm!" This seminar was very successful, both in attendance and in further steps that are being taken. We had an inspiring story from Leon Noordam of Novifarm about the use of tractor data in crop farming. This appealed to many. Among other things, he elaborated on the collection of tractor data and also the possibility of storing it using a block chain as a kind of guarantee of authenticity.

We also explained how data from the farm computers can be stored in a relatively simple way and what benefits this could offer to farmers.

n addition, we have already formed a few groups per animal species that will soon see which data can best be started. You can also register for this by clicking on "subscribe farm" at the top of the screen.

Finally, we can report that there are more groups of farmers in the Netherlands working on deepening data and joint analysis and storage. We therefore explicitly seek connection with this. The first conversations have already taken place! If you are also working on something similar, please contact us. Together we stand stronger!

Farmersnet 2021
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