Advisor or Farmer? What is the difference?
When signing up to Atfarm, a role can be chosen as Farmer or Advisor. The user interfaces for farmer and advisor differ from each other, but the subscription fee stays the same for each role.
If you choose the role 'Farmer', you will be able to create one or more farms for yourself and group your fields under the farms. You can also invite members (e. g. staff) to have access to the farms for a quick collaboration.
If you choose the role 'Advisor', you will be able to create clients and create and manage their farms. You are not creating the farms for yourself. You can invite your clients to view their farms. The client then chooses the role 'Farmer'.
Required settings for an Advisor role
As an advisor, clients can be created by entering the client's name, e-mail address and an optional client ID. Once the a client has been created, you create the farm and address it to the client. To do so, simply enter a farm name and an optional farm notes. Now, the created client and it's farm can be observed in the application and consequently fields can be added. Through farm settings, farm details can be updated and farm user's of the client can be managed (update, delete, invite additional users).
In the overview of all clients you can switch between your clients and create new clients. In the overview of the client's farms you can switch between the farms and add new farms.
How to change personal settings?
You can adjust your personal settings by following the steps bellow:
- Open Atfarm.
- Click 'Account'.
- Click 'Personal information'.
- Now you can change name, role, country and the language.
- Click 'Save'.
Please note, that the feature to change active roles for organization members won't function as organizations always need to have advisor roles. This is the same for users with an active subscription as in some countries the subscription features depend on the role.
Changing a country is only available if you do not have an active subscription.
If you already have an active subscription and therefore can no longer change the role or the country, it is possible to delete your account and create a new account with the same email address that used before. This way you can choose your role and country again.
Why country and language are listed separately in personal information?
Since Atfarm creates VRA maps and Nitrogen recommendations adapted to regional conditions, Atfarm needs to know in which country fields are located. Independently, you can choose in which language your user interface should be displayed.