A Day-in-the-Life of a Modular Farmer!

A Day-in-the-Life of a Modular Farmer!



The empowering mission of Modular Farms has captured the interest and participation of individuals worldwide. For those who have recently joined us on the green side, plan to, or would like to learn more, here is an insider look into our ‘farmer microcosm’. In order words, let’s go on a day-in-the-life tour of a Modular Farmer, whose routine embraces great attentiveness and commitment to detail!

1.Always plan ahead: First and foremost, you should aim to plan out your week in advance. Each week will present a wide range of tasks, which require attention at variable times. While some tasks should be completed daily, others are weekly or monthly.Eventually, you will closely partake in, and champion, a dedicated routine—with daily, weekly, and monthly tasks recurrent in your planning.

2.Pull up the app and record: The Modular Farms app allows you to verify the functionality of all systems and sensors. The results would then be recorded in your journal. You can find out more about the Modular Farms app here.

3.Troubleshoot: A Modular Farmer should troubleshoot for relevant operational anomalies. What stands out as irregular? Why is this occurring?

4.Perform a spatial investigation: Survey the facility (i.e. see towers and gutters) for leaks, spills, and puddles of water or nutrients.

5.Examine facility parameters/devices and record: Check up on the air temperature, humidity, nutrient levels (i.e. electrical conductivity or EC), pH levels, CO2 levels, and any other programmed parameters and devices. Record the results in your daily journal.

6.Take a time-sensitive approach to task completion: If relevant, attend to overdue or priority tasks required in your farm. This includes, but is not limited to, purchasing essential upkeep items like nutrients.

7.Attend to canopy needs: Inspect and clean the plant canopy from old or dead leaves. Remove any unwanted leaves directly from the plants, as well.

8.Ensure you and the water tanks are on the same ‘level’: In other words, ensure the water tanks are level.

9.Make note of any invertebrate visitors: Peruse the facility for traces of any insects. We don’t need them in a Modular Farm! Learn all about pest and disease control management here

10.Plant, harvest, or seed: These activities are dependent on the day or week. Typically, you would carry out all three throughout the week; however, they are not necessarily completed all in one day.

11.Always remember to double-check: Before leaving the farm, confirm that all settings on your app are in place. These settings may include rules, parameters, or alerts/push notifications (in relation to emergent issues or met targets).

As a Modular Farmer, time spent in your facility will depend heavily on a collection of key factors. These may include 1) cultivar variability and quantity, 2) harvest frequency and technique, and 3) crop maintenance—such as canopy upkeep, packaging, and delivery channel. Overall, you can expect around 30 hours of eco-passionate work in the farm, every week!

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