8 trends driving grower tech adoption
Added on 09 December 2022
For those growers who are part of Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 list, their answers may be a bit different due to the scale on which they are operating. But the path they take to get to those answers certainly runs parallel to others.
I recently looked for answers to these questions and more with two of the growers on Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list: Scott Crownover, President and CEO of Skagit Horticulture (#23) in Mt. Vernon, WA; and Mike Goyette, Operations Manager at Pleasant View Gardens (#94) in Loudon, NH. Keep reading for their insights and suggestions.
What You Don’t Need Now, You May Need Later
The Skagit Horticulture team has a committee that looks five to 10 years down the road to figure out where the company wants to be, and the tools they may need at that time.
“We have technology in place today that certainly works well for us now, but when it comes time for us to expand, will it still be the right fit for us?” Crownover says. “Our industry is in a great spot thanks to the emergence of new markets that are drawing in a range of new innovations. Something that may not be practical for us to implement today may in fact be necessary down the line.”
Photo: The Skagit Horticulture team has a committee that looks five to 10 years down the road to figure out where the company wants to be, and the tools they may need at that time.
Photo credit: Skagit Horticulture