The history of technological advancement has been primarily determined by a single factor – the speed of data. From a messenger running letters in ancient Greece to Bell dialing the first phone number, the overall level of our advancement comes from how fast we can get data from one point to another – the speed of data limits all endeavors in all industries. The Ag industry is no exception to this, and when the internet began boosting other industries into hyperdrive, growers and retailers starting looking for solutions to the problem of getting their data from the field to the home office in a way that would allow them to compete with other modernizing industries. In 2011, Duane from AgIntegrated came to Nick with an idea: create a platform to allow farmers to send data from the machines that work in a farmer’s field directly to the farmer’s computer. The system would collect data, enhance communication between agronomists, farmers, and farmhands, and provide a way for data to be easily sent to mobile and desktop devices despite limited internet availability.
Out of this came Onsite.