For food and agriculture professionals: Your voice, your mobile, and your data captured quickly and easily.
Voice to Data
Our voice-to-data service is based upon lessons learned from 24 months of user feedback and is being piloted by customers in-field now. Customers testing the service report that AgVoice enables them to speed up data gathering 1.5X – 2.5X faster.
How it Works
AgVoice is designed for use across the food and agriculture ecosystem, including livestock and crop production, agronomy, animal health and wellness, and machinery repair. By using proprietary analytics and processing of raw voice files including captured time stamps and location data, users can improve productivity and workflow management, increase documentation accuracy, and gain valuable insights to optimize the use of resources in crop and animal production for a sustainability and environmental impact- including reduction in use of water, pesticides, and fertilizer; increases in traceability, and more accurate reporting from professionals and producers in less time.
Stakeholders in the food and agriculture industry have a critical need for timely, accurate, and verifiable data but there’s a chokepoint in the food data supply chain. The ability to capture in-field or on-site data, sometimes called ‘ground truth’ data, is a major and pervasive pain point. This information needs to be captured as it happens and often shared with trusted partners.
There are a wide range of stakeholders who value source-verified data, from companies who provide seed, fertilizers, or chemicals to regulators, research and development specialists, and certification agencies who verify organic or regenerative agriculture practices. There are critical intermediaries like lenders and credit agencies who need to make decisions such as the interest rate to charge for the farms’ annual operation loans. Insurance companies need to decide what is an equitable payout based on a claim for crop damage. Consumer packaged goods companies, grocers, restaurants, logistics and transport firms, and agriculture retailers have need for in-field data. And most importantly producers – the farmers, ranchers, growers, and herdsman who run their daily operations – need up-to-date information.
Field workers face various obstacles including bright sunlight, wind, precipitation and dirty smartphone screens covered in dust and pollen. They may be wearing polarized sunglasses, see rapidly moving shadows on the plants they are inspecting, and need to press buttons without being able to clearly see the screen. What all of these players have in common is the escalating need for timely, accurate, verifiable on-site data.
Prior to the adoption of AgVoice, information is typically collected manually.
In one example of sweet corn research and development two specialists are required to go into the field. One taking key observations and measurements and calling out readings while the other records the information onto paper-based forms in a notepad. These specialists are on the move most of their work day, returning to the office at day’s end to enter their findings manually into a digitized report. When they do share their paper, or even electronic report it is often only accessible when sitting at a desk.