Wallace: The GPS Guru
My name is Jordan Wallace and I am a partner with a company called GPS Ontario. We have been in business for 8 years selling precision farming equipment to progressive farmers in eastern Canada.
I was asked to write this blog for Farms.Com to help growers learn more about the equipment, management and peripheral issues relating to GPS precision farming practices. With that said I’m hoping to settle a few myths and answer your questions, but my primary objective is to help you understand what GPS is, what it can do for you, what problems you might run into, and what to look for before you purchase your first or next precision ag product.
Right out of the gate, I think that many of the issues that farmers face are due to a lack of training and education. Most of the questions that I receive are those of doubt, for example, “will that system really do what you say it will”. These questions arise when buyers don’t have the right information, or they are dealing with a reseller who isn’t properly trained. There is a significant amount of misinformation out there.
I hope you’ll follow along and help steer the discussion with your questions, comments and experiences.
Over the next few months I will be addressing the following topics:
· The top 5 issues I see with signal source and accuracy.
· What to look for in training courses.
· How to keep your components up to date.
· Where I see precision ag equipment/management heading.
· How to justify the purchase of precision ag equipment.
If you have any topics that you would like to have addressed please feel free to send mean email and I will try to get them answered for you.
Jordan Wallace is a partner in GPS Ontario, a North Gower, Ontario based company. He handles sales, service, and 24 / 7 technical support. Jordan is also working with Trimble Engineering to help test new products and firmware slated for future release. Jordan spends a lot of time working on new and improved ways to advance the precision ag industry. He sees improved compatibility between components and technical support as key topics. GPS Ontario is an industry leader in precision agriculture, providing specialized and compatible equipment and information for progressive producers.
6558 3rd Line Road South
P.O Box 456 North Gower
K0A2T0, Ontario, Canada
Office (613) 489-2932
Cell (613) 229-6377
Support (613) 327-6377
Mike PPT 905*5*52389
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