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Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson is a fifth-generation farmer and a software engineer who runs Nelson Farms, Inc. and Silver Creek Farms, Inc. in the Palouse region of eastern Washington, USA. He produces wheat, garbanzo beans, peas, lentils, canola, and barley on 7,500 acres of land. He is also a software engineer at University of Washington, a consultant for Ag Tech startups, and an early adopter of new technologies such as drones and sensors to improve efficiency, reduce input costs and boost yields on his farm. He has conducted hundreds of experiments and pilots with various technologies to optimize his farming operations and make better management decisions. He is passionate about precision agriculture and sustainability and believes that technology is the key to profitability and environmental stewardship.