Technology Helps U.S. Soy Farmers to be More Efficient and Sustainable

Cory Atkins farms in Delaware on the eastern coast of the U.S. He employs a number of technologies including auto steer, swath control, row shutoff, sprayer height control, and precision applications. He also has added solar panels at his farm to help with energy efficiency.

Cory Atkins
Cory Atkins

U.S. Soybean Farmer


First-generation farmer Cory Atkins and his wife Kate, a registered dietician, live near Seaford, Delaware. Cory grows soybeans, corn, wheat, barley, grain sorghum and vegetable crops like green beans, lima beans and pickling cucumbers. In addition, he has a seed dealership and does custom planting, spraying and harvesting. He serves as a director on his state and regional soybean boards, as well as the United Soybean Board.