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I've played with AgSquared a bit also since it went "live" and I
share some of the frustrations and have noticed some of the
shorcomings. I do think the tool reflects a great deal of thought
put into it on the part of the developers. No, it's not perfect yet
and yes, perhaps its present shortcomings make it less than useful
for many operations.<br>
However, I am sure the developers still want to hear feedback and
also want to improve the tool, so, Lisa and others experimenting
with it, I hope you share your views directly with them (I also have
no financial interest in AgSquared-- just a farmer who has sought
such a tool for a long-time .<br>
<div class="moz-signature"><b>Chrys Ostrander, Director of Farming
People for Environmental Action and Community Health<br>
<span style="font-style: italic;">"Local Food for All"</span><br>
p.e.a.c.h. Community Farm at Pine Meadow</b><br>
10425 S. Andrus Rd.<br>
Cheney, Wa 99004<br>
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On 1/3/2012 10:10 AM, Burke Farm wrote:
<pre wrap="">Hi folks,
I spent a lot of yesterday messing around with agsquared. It's nice,
but it's not everything I hoped it would be.
For those of us who are used to a spreadsheet, the data entry is
time-consuming. And, as a market farmer, I can't imagine having to re
enter all my crops and successions every year. The beauty of my
spreadsheet is I can copy the whole thing, change the year and the
beds, and have 80% of my work done for the next year.
It also doesn't appear to have a feature for recording yield data.
You can do predicted harvest quantities, but I at least have not found
a way to plug in & compare actual yield. This is something I could
really use a tool for, because I'm very bad about recording all my
harvest data on little pieces of paper and 3 different notebooks, and
then never doing anything with them after that.
The calendar is neat, but not everything I had hoped for. It has a
pretty user interface, but I'm not sold on spending 4$/ month yet.
Oh, and the farm mapping tool? Nice idea.. but drawing the exact size
of my outbuildings and fields with a mouse and no way to just type in
the dimensions = frustration.
Farming Engineers LLC
z 5, Central IN
very happy the lime truck came today.
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