A John Deere Tractor for Every Need

Kelly Marshall

Dennis Ogle, Senior Marketing Representative, focused on the R Series tractors at John Deere‘s Reveal event in Moline, Illinois last week. They offer almost anything you could want for on-farm jobs, Ogle explains. From the 1000 tractor to the 8 R option, there are big things to think about. Choose tracked models or wheels, pick the cab comfort level you’ll …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Tractor

Deere’s 3-Point Mounted Sprayer Packs a Punch

Kelly Marshall

Scott Geier is a marketing Manager for implements and attachments at John Deere, making him the go-to guy for information on their recently released 3-point mounted sprayer. The 3-point mounted sprayer is designed for use with tractors between 50 and 180 horsepower. While it’s small it’s also mighty, providing many features typically available only on larger-scale equipment. The new attachment …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

John Deere Display Gets Smarter

Kelly Marshall

The John Deere Gen 4 monitor has been in large agriculture tractors since the 2014 model, but at the big Reveal event last week in Moline, Illinois the company unveiled its latest upgrade, the 4640 Universal Display. “Brand new today is a 4640 Universal display, so that means we have a portable display that we can retrofit back into 30 …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Technology

John Deere Adds New Tillage Tool

Kelly Marshall

There was no shortage of exciting new offerings on display at the John Deere Reveal in Moline, Illinois last week. One of those was the new Frontier™ VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tool with adjustable gang angles, a rolling basket, and two blade options. “The point of these tillage tools is to mix, slice, and incorporate residue and leave a nice finish for a …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Tillage

Meet the Company Building Farms in Parking Structures

Lizzy Schultz

Stuart Oda previously worked as an investment banker before serving as a co-founder of Alesca Life, a Beijing-based agriculture technology company that builds weather-proof, cloud-connected farms in order to enable local food production by anyone, anywhere. “We’ve developed technology for indoor farming, so it allows farmers to work in an environment that is far safer, cleaner, and closer to the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Food Security, Urban Agriculture

MagGrow Brings Innovation to Crop Protection

Kelly Marshall

After three years of developing products, founding member and CEO of MagGrow, Gary Wickham became part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator just as they were ready to bring their solutions to growers. It was Wickham’s brother who discovered the need that was the mother of this invention. While working in Florida he saw serious flaws with pesticide spray. As a …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Crop Protection

Bringing Smart Farming to Aquaculture

Lizzy Schultz

Farmers across the livestock production sectors have begun to have increased access to smart farming technology on their operations, including the booming global aquaculture industry. Rully Setya Purnama is the Chief Operating Officer of eFishery, a company offering integrated feeding solution for fish and shrimp farming that allows operators to control their fish/shrimp feeding performance directly from a smartphone or …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed

SkySquirrel Leaps Ahead in Aerial Imaging

Kelly Marshall

When Richard van der Put looked at the potential for his drone company, SkySquirrel Technologies, he found a niche in vineyards, but he also found a niche with his software. “What you see in the market is, obviously, drones are being utilized more and more by farmers, but all of our competitors are basically using the same technology on the …

aerial, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Drones

Lighting Up Poultry Production With LED Sensors

Lizzy Schultz

Steve Parsons has been a part of the chicken industry throughout his entire life, and his company, Greengage Lighting Ltd, is using LED systems to help poultry and swine farmers further improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Parsons sat down with Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he gave a presentation on his company through …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Chicken

Ag Outlook Forum Planned for Kansas City

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications have joined together to present an Ag Outlook Forum on September 28th in Kansas City. Those scheduled to appear at the event include Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (invited), John Deere Senior Vice President John Lagemann, and Kansas City Southern …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, John Deere