Farmers: Smart About Their Phones & Beyond

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Apps, Media

My morning inspiration today comes from a post on the Woodruff blog by Darlene Hanenburg, Senior Technical and Content Writer. Darlene writes about farmers consumption of digital media and makes some very good points. Here is an insightful excerpt. The truth is, the agri-marketing landscape continues to evolve as new media and technology are introduced and become more widely accepted. …

AgNerd, Apps, Media

It’s #AgVocate Time for @Bayer4CropsUS

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Bayer, Video, ZimmCast

It is #AgVocacy Forum time prior to Commodity Classic here in San Antonio. I got to sit down with my good friend, David Hollinrake, vice president of Agricultural Commercial Operations (ACO) Marketing for Crop Science, a Division of Bayer. We’ve been having fun agvocating since even before I was part of the Google Glass program. In this week’s episode David …

AgNerd, Bayer, Video, ZimmCast

Buds and Pods Part Two

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Gadgets

Part One in this series focused on buds. Now it’s time to talk pods, as in Apple AirPods ($159.00). When the @AgriBlogger is on the highway he needs good sound, hands freedom, reliability, good battery life, simple to use. I get that with these. My trial trip was the week of the Potato Expo. I wore my AirPods off and …

AgNerd, Gadgets

Buds and Pods Part One

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Gadgets

Hello. @AgriBlogger here with an AgNerd review series. It’s is in two parts. This one focuses on the Etymōtic HD Safety Earphones, specifically the HD5 model. Part two will focus on the new Apple AirPods. My trip to Potato Expo last week was a test run to switch between the Etymōtic HD5 earphones and AirPods. Etymōtic sent me the HD5 …

AgNerd, Gadgets

A New Holland NHDrive ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, ZimmCast

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program I talked with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a detailed …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, ZimmCast

About My iPad Pro

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Gadgets

Hello from my iPad Pro. I’m using it for this post because I wanted to write about my experience using the new iPad. If I was not able to successfully use it for this purpose it would have been a big fail. The question I wanted to answer is, “Can I replace my MacBook Pro with the iPad Pro, at …

AgNerd, Gadgets

TractorPal App Simplifies Equipment Records

Taylor Truckey AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Tractor

While at the National Farm Machinery Show last week, AgWired spoke with the creators of TractorPal, Keith King and Erik Schlimmer. TractorPal is a mobile app that serves as an inventory record keeper for equipment on your farm. It takes that old notebook you have laying around the shop to track maintenance in and puts it in the palm of …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Tractor