Robot farmers are changing the future of agriculture

It’s a cloudy day in early October and I’m circling my rented Jeep Wrangler around a maze of industrial buildings in Hamilton, Ohio. Hamilton is a small city 30 miles north of Cincinnati with a population of just over 62,000 people. Like much of Ohio, farming is important here.

I’m on my way to a farm called 80 Acres, but it isn’t the sprawling midwestern wheat field you’re picturing in your mind. This tech-centric farm is indoors, housed entirely in a nondescript 10,000-square-foot warehouse.

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Written by Megan Wollerton.

Originally published February 9, 2020.

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