Cannon Hall Farm is so proud to have partnered with Virgin Media O2 on the ‘Connected Farm of the Future’ – a trial designed to showcase how mobile connectivity could transform rural agriculture.

Virgin Media O2 has boosted its network across Cannon Hall Farm to remove signal blackspots and not-spots, providing a reliable and high-speed mobile network to the area. This supports the testing of several connected technology use cases across the farm, including trackers, sensors and switches on our equipment, livestock and gates to monitor in real time the location (and even receive alerts about gates left open.)

Rob Nicholson, Cannon Hall Farm director, said, “This connectivity opens the door to a range of new technologies than could completely change farming as we know it. Being able to monitor in real-time soil and atmospheric conditions, provide remote support and have round-the-clock monitoring of livestock, machinery and equipment is a total game-changer. The potential for this technology to help create a more efficient, profitable and sustainable future for not only our family farm but many other farms across the UK is huge.”