Chris Bodnar operates Close to Home Organics at Glen Valley Organic Farm, which includes a goat herd and mixed vegetables. He teaches the Business of Agriculture course in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sustainable Agriculture program.

There are Apps for Everything . . . But Do They Really Help Farmers?

By Chris Bodnar

Many farm management software products rely on the app to lead farmers to buy certain products. Others involve locking farmers into a management product that will be difficult to leave, and may also increase in price. Yet others end up with the app being sold to a larger tech firm or, more likely, going out of business when investment funds are used up.