Homeland Water Technology Farm is owned and operated by the Smith Family. The farm is located in Greeley County, approximately 15 miles north of Tribune and is split into two locations. The Smith family has strived to conserve water in recent years.
For 2020, the Homeland Technology Farm will be utilizing technology on four irrigation pivots. The farm will incorporate various technologies, more efficient sprinkler nozzles, multiple soil moisture probe products, variable rate pivot irrigation systems, cover crops, aerial mapping and imagery, an on-site weather station and will be monitoring their irrigation wells. They also plan to incorporate some direct crop sensing probes from Phytec and experiment with various soil moisture probes for further study.
The Homeland Farm created a data report for 2019 and it can be found here.
The family has enrolled much of their farm ground into the Water Conservation Area (WCA) program with KDA-DWR. They want to take the next step in conservation by implementing new, more efficient water irrigation technology on their farm. They hope to save even more water and demonstrate that farming can still be profitable with less water in today's economy. More information on their WCA enrollment can be found here.