ShawFarm For my entire life I have been raised on a medium sized farm in Illinois. We farm 1000 acres which is usually split into a 50/50 corn soybean rotation. Throughout my life on the farm I have enjoyed trying to pair technology with the farming life that I have grown accustom to. When most people think of the stereotypical farmer, they think of a person that is completely out of tune to the technology of the times. This is a huge misnomer, sure there may be a few farmers that are not great with technology, but the truth is that the majority of farmers have adapted technology into their everyday lives. We use computers to check the weather, we have GPS in our combines and tractors that can not only guide you through the field with sub inch accuracy, but it can even steer the tractor for you. Farmers are starting to use quad-copters with cameras to fly over their fields to see how the crop is looking. So when you think of the simple farmer, you better think twice. I have been trying to bring our farm further into the technology side of things by doing a few projects on the farm.