Oregon farmers top in tech use

Oregon farmers top in tech use

Oregon's farmers and ranchers lead the U.S. in computer usage, a federal survey says.

“Our farmers and ranchers are savvy with the computer and use it in nearly every aspect of their operation,” said Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. “I’m not surprised to see us continually rank at or near the top among states every time these computer surveys are conducted.”

“Oregon is a pretty progressive state and I think we see people using a tool that is advantageous for them on a daily basis,” said Steve Poland, Oregon Department of Agriculture information systems manager. “The Internet and access to it gives them the ability to do their business more efficiently and effectively.”

Read more at The Statesman Journal.