By 2050, an expected rise in the world’s population will drive the need for a 60% increase in agricultural production. Precision agriculture, which uses data-driven technologies, is highly likely to become the norm. ESRI reports precision agriculture first came about in the 1980s, but the practice’s efficient resource distribution and increase in production will be instrumental to the farming industry.
In the digital age, appreciation for rural communities and lifestyles has surfaced in unique ways. Online platforms, such as Pinterest, that are driven by user content have become places to exchange ideas and inspiration. As a result, several users are sharing visual images and memes that reflect rural lifestyles. From pictures of rural landscapes, farmhouses, interior designs, and common pastimes, we’ve found several Pinterest boards about rural communities that are worth following.
Holyoke, Colorado is located near the Colorado-Nebraska state line, with a population of approximately 2,263. Holyoke is one of the more economical places to live in Colorado, with average home values at 49.5 percent below state averages. The town’s motto, “City of Pride and Progress,” is a testament to the grit and dedication of the area’s residents.