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August 2022


Security and monitoring systems are ever changing. They have become very versatile, thus allowing an agricultural worker to be very creative in how they access it. Kansas AgrAbility staff Cassie Ramon and Karin Rasmussen presented "Taking Care of all Generations on the Farm" for the National AgrAbility Encore Webinar on July 7th. The webinar discussed how cameras can be used in a home to monitor a loved one and then how similar cameras can be used to monitor livestock, giving the farmer/rancher an avenue to attend to his responsibilities and still be able to oversee his investment and activities on the farm by just viewing an app on his/her smartphone. In addition to cameras, uses for smart door locks, sensors, plugs, and light bulbs were also discussed. Technology changes daily and smart devices come with various options. Therefore, it is important to determine what is needed in an operation to determine the best match or select the correct smart device.

Submitted by Karin Rasmussen.