Sometimes one person doesn't have the resources or see the need to develop a tool on their own. If only they could get funding or some kind of hourly compensation for their development efforts. They could take it to Kickstarter, but what's the point when less than 1% of Americans farm? Farmhack Starter is a forum for developers to seek funds from farmers and other end users. Simply create topic in the forum explaining your project, your budget, and see how the community responds. Perhaps they can pledge their own funds or can help you find a grant that will get you where you want to go.
This is also a place for the reverse process: create a bounty for a tool that you'd like to see. Perhaps you can pledge $x or find grants that would apply to this tool but need to find somebody with the time, skills, and/or knowledge to develop it.