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

Brownfield Mobile App Features Local Grain Markets

Carrie Muehling

Midwest farmers now have another source for local grain prices. The Brownfield Mobile application, available to iPhone and Android users, now provides cash bids and basis levels for the five nearest grain elevators when farmers enter a zip code. Data is updated after the close of the Chicago Board of Trade each day. The free app is available from iTunes …

Apps, Brownfield

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 CropWater.org, 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

Simplicity and Mobility with AgriWebb

Kelly Marshall

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator program is a tremendous opportunity for a start-up company, says Kevin Baum, co-founder of AgriWebb. He and other members of the program were at the ONE: Alltech Ideas Conference this week to pitch their ideas in the final phase of their support training. For Baum that meant the chance to share about his digital farm management …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Apps, Beef

Farmers: Smart About Their Phones & Beyond

Chuck Zimmerman

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

New NAMA App

Chuck Zimmerman

For the National Agri-Marketing Association, there’s a new app in town. NAMA is very excited to announce our new and improved mobile app, just in time for the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference! Make sure you download the new app – or update to the new version – so you can stay up to date while you are in Dallas next week! …

Apps, NAMA

Check Out Deere’s Connect Mobile App

Kelly Marshall

If you’re familiar with John Deere‘s Seed Star Mobile app, get ready – the next big thing is here! Amy Pousson-Noonan was at the National Farm Machinery Show recently to launch the Connect Mobile app; a family of apps that helps monitor and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while its in the field. She explains that …

Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show