Information Technology and Strategy for Innovative Commercial Farmers

정보기술(情報技術)을 활용한 상업농(商業農)의 경영혁신방안(經營革新方案)

  • Kwon, Yong-Dae (Dept. of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Chungnam National University)
  • 권용대 (충남대학교 농과대학 농업경제학과)
  • Published : 1999.12.30


It will become necessary for farmers to adopt information technology into commercialized farming system, since its productivity is increasingly linked to how to exploit the agricultural information. The purpose of this study is to examine the current status of information technology and to suggest ways to utilize the information technology for innovative farm management. Internet should become more important instruments which farmers might utilize in order to collect and mine the agricultural information because of its rapidity, reliability and precision. Also farmers should be encouraged to adopt a GIS-based farm management decision support system and to integrate the market information and geographic information such as soil, water, temperature, etc. for optimal decision making. Another way of improving farm management is to make farmers use agricultural accounting software for individual farmers and develop farming simulation system which analyze a farmer's current financial condition and suggest how to improve it. Making home page would be major marketing strategy for farmers to promote the sales of agricultural products.