信息技术可以让农民成为新白领，有意思。Pigott watches as his autonomous ll-ton John Deere tractor thunders across two thousandacres of farmland every week or so. It is guided by information coursing back and forth from asatellite-directed by information from weather forecasts, soil readings, pesticide use, and plantsamples-and streaming nutrition and other information to the farmer's tablet. From a comfychair in his office, Pigott can monitor and manage the entire operation, in real time, down tothe square meter. Other similarly tricked-out farms use drones to survey for crop stress orflooding, sense and locate underground aquifers, precisely portion out animal feed, and useinfrared cameras to identify flock fevers indicative of bird flu.Due to information-fueled analytics and information, farming has become just anotherwhite-collar desk job. Sure, kicking back, putting up your feet, and running a farm may be cool-but let's "follow the money," as they say.