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 …

Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Mobile, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

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 …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Video Opens Farmers Market Section

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment has announced a new section within their website – Farmers Market. The company has aggressive plans to grow the new service. This market of hand-picked products offer customers throughout the U.S. access to home delivery of seasonal, healthy food, grown and produced in their area. “We’re integrating small farms, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and co-ops into our technology so as …


Livestock Publications Council Vision

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Here’s a reminder about next week’s Livestock Publication Council “Vision – An Industry Celebration.” You can find information in the latest LPC newsletter about it. Contact Diane Johnson at the LPC office to make your reservation. The event will take place November 11, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. LPC will honor their Headliner and Hall …

LPC, Media

Digital Storytelling from Deere

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During the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum, Than Hartsock, John Deere, did some digital storytelling. In fact, his presentation was titled, “Digitalization – next level of corn and soybean cropping.” Than talked about how John Deere is developing new tools to deal with ways for farmers to make more money from their crop. This includes all the things …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, John Deere, Precision Agriculture