Ayrstone Introduces AyrMesh Bridge

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How about an ethernet cable without the wires on your farm network? Yes, it’s possible. That is, with the Ayrstone Productivity AyrMesh Bridge! During the NAFB convention I spoke with company president Bill Moffitt about their newest product. The Bridge joins a growing family of products from Ayrstone like their AyrMesh Hub, Receiver and a Hub that mounts in your …

Audio, Internet, ZimmCast

AAEA Finest Images Calendar on Sale

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Here’s a holiday gift idea that benefits the American Agricultural Editors Association Professional Improvement Foundation. It’s a desk calendar that features some of the finest photos from the AAEA Photo Awards program. Through the generosity of the foundation, every renewing AAEA member will get one calendar for 2015. But help AAEA’s foundation raise money for its member and youth programs …


Take a Ranch Risk on Your Mobile Device

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Here’s a risky game for your iOS or Android device – Risk Ranch. The game is brought to you by Commodity Carnival 2014, a project of the CME Group and 4-H. Welcome to the first and most exciting agriculture based learning application for children of all ages! Risk Ranch is a fun and fast-paced, single-player game with engaging, real-life content, …


IFAJ Member Survey Results

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The just-released results of an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists member survey should be of interest to members of all ag communications organizations. You can find a pdf of the full results here. I think you might find questions and responses about social media of special interest. The survey, completed by 127 members, was designed to offer guidance to the …


New Holland Holiday Contest

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New Holland is running a special holiday contest. Four winners will receive great blue toys from New Holland. The contest runs November 1, 2014 to December 19, 2014. This holiday season, blue is the color of choice. That’s because, from now until December 19, 2014, New Holland fans have a chance to win the season’s most coveted New Holland-branded toys …

Agribusiness, New Holland

BudStraps for Your Ear Buds

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There are a lot of Kickstarter campaigns going on and I will continue to sift through them to bring your attention to something that today’s AgNerd would be interested in. Here’s one with a product called BudStraps. I don’t know about you but I don’t always want to have my earbuds in my ears. So what do you do with …


Smart Data Best for Decision Making

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The challenge in precision ag these days seems to be less about how much data can be created – plenty of tools and programs to tell you everything about your operation – and more about how to create just the data needed without making farmers try to drink from some firehouse of information. One of John Deere’s partner companies definitely …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

Animal Welfare Panel at LPC Vision Event

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The inaugural Livestock Publications Council “Vision, and industry celebration” event, held in Kansas City, MO, featured a panel discussion. The topic was “Animal welfare in today’s world of agriculture.” As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry. The panel was moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk, and panelists were …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Audio, LPC, Media

Go Farmobile

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We’re living in a mobile technology society and that’s so true of farmers today. Now farmers have a new technology to look at that will allow them to take advantage of all the data they’re creating in a new way. During the Develop with Deere conference this week I met Jason Tatge, Farmobile. Here’s Jason giving me a live demonstration …

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John Deere Reaches Out to Developers

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This morning John Deere kicked off what’s becoming an annual conference for developers. The 2014 Develop with Deere conference brings together dealers, independent agricultural software application developers and John Deere staff primarily from their Intelligent Solutions Group. Kicking things off was a keynote presentation by Pat Pinkston, Vice President, Technology and Information Solutions, Agriculture and Turf Division. Pat talked about …

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