USFRA Launches engAGe App to Help Advocate Online

Jamie Johansen

In in a proactive effort to bring farmers and ranchers into the mainstream conversation about food and ag-related issues, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) has launched engAGe – a new app to give farmers, ranchers and advocates a turnkey tool in sharing their story on social media. This platform allows users to easily stay abreast of current news in …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Commodity Classic, USFRA

HomePod with an Echo

Chuck Zimmerman

Just for fun I set my new HomePod next to my Echo and asked them a couple of the same questions. Well, I asked Siri and Alexa to be precise. Nothing fancy here but I have a couple of observations. One: I’ve had the Echo longer and this particular model sounds great in my office. Alexa has been getting much …

AgNerd, Apps, Gadgets

New Boundary Technologies Offers Integrated Application

Carrie Muehling

Imagine an app that allows a farmer to check multiple areas of an operation by logging into just one place – even if that farm includes both crops and livestock. That’s the idea with new integration from New Boundary Technologies, introduced at the 2018 Develop with Deere Conference. “Farmers don’t want to have to log into 10 different applications to …

AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

2018 #DevelopWithDeere Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The Develop with Deere conference, Growing Solutions Together, is taking place much earlier this year in Kansas City, MO. The event is getting underway this afternoon with registration and a reception. I sat down with Randy Kasparbauer, B2B Software Product Manager, John Deere, to get a preview of this year’s event. It looks like a big crowd and John Deere …

AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

ZimmDot by Echo

Chuck Zimmerman

“Alexa, where in the world is the Golden ZimmComm Microphone?” No, that’s not an Alexa skill yet. But we’re looking into skills for the hottest product of the latest holiday season – the Echo Dot (and the rest of the Echo family). We’re affectionately calling this one you see, the ZimmDot. There are actually quite a few ZimmDots being activated …

Apps, Communications, Technology

Crop Water Use App Makes Farmers More Efficient

Kelly Marshall

Matthew Rhine from the MU Fisher Delta Research Center presented information about a new app at the recent Missouri Rice Council annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Farm in Campbell, Missouri. The Crop Water Use app, available from, is helping growers make the best use of their irrigation systems. “What we’ve done with the development of the …

AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Irrigation, Rice

Mix Tank App Updates from Precision Labs

Jamie Johansen

Precision Laboratories has released an extensive upgrade to its Mix Tank app, available immediately for download on iTunes and Google Play. During the recent Ag Media Summit, we caught up with Jim Reiss, senior vice president of product development at Precision Labs. The latest refresh is designed to better assist agricultural growers and professional applicators with resources and record keeping …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Nutrient Management, Precision Labs

The BEEFabulous App

Chuck Zimmerman

Need beef recipes? The California Beef Council has you covered. Does this sound familiar? You’re in the grocery store and you see a special on Chuck Roast, but you’re not sure what to do with a Chuck Roast–Slow-cook? Braise? (What’s “braise,” anyway?) Or you need meal options that are fast, satisfying and nutritious. Or you know that if you’re tired …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Apps, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food