The Virtual Farm Office offers many advantages for farmers. First, farmers may access information from all over the world. They may not have even known that some of this information existed. Because all of this information is now at their fingertips, farmers may become better businessmen and stewards of the land.
The second major advantage is that farmers can now communicate with business associates such as chemical companies, fertilizer companies, university affiliates, commodity groups, futures market analysts and unions/legal groups. With this improved communication, farmers will be ahead of the game when it comes to making business decisions.
The third advantage is that farmers can communicate with fellow agriculturalists through chat rooms and e-mail. This allows for an open flow of knowledge and communication between farmers from all over the world. Perhaps a farmer in Australia had a good experience with a new technology; through a chat room, he can share his experience with farmers everywhere.