AgNerd Cloud – John Deere App Center

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, John Deere

AgNerd Cloud alert! I was just feeling appy this morning so I thought this week’s program could focus on Apps. As in the new John Deere App Center. To learn all about it I talked with Nathan Greuel, John Deere Mobile Technician. The John Deere App Center provides users the ability to search and find apps most useful to their …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, John Deere

Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

Chuck Zimmerman AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Education, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Science, Technology, ZimmCast

This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John …

AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Education, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Science, Technology, ZimmCast

Future of Ag Apps

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Technology, ZimmCast

In my last program the focus was on ag gadgets. This week’s the focus is more on apps. This isn’t about all different kinds of specific apps. It’s more about where we’re at with apps and what we can expect in 2015. I had a conversation with ag app man, Aaron Hutchinson, iCropTrak. His company has been a long time …

Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Technology, ZimmCast

Commodity Classic Gets New Mobile App

John Davis Ag Group, Apps, ASA, Commodity Classic, Corn, NAWG, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean

Attendees of the upcoming Commodity Classic will have an easier time planning their schedules during the event. The mobile app, which can be downloaded from a variety of operating systems’ app stores, will give attendees fresh information on sponsors, trade show floor events, locations for sessions and exhibits, and other up-to-the-minute information on the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and …

Ag Group, Apps, ASA, Commodity Classic, Corn, NAWG, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean

Take a Ranch Risk on Your Mobile Device

Chuck Zimmerman Apps

Here’s a risky game for your iOS or Android device – Risk Ranch. The game is brought to you by Commodity Carnival 2014, a project of the CME Group and 4-H. Welcome to the first and most exciting agriculture based learning application for children of all ages! Risk Ranch is a fun and fast-paced, single-player game with engaging, real-life content, …

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Go Farmobile

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

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

New USDA Ag Census Maps App Puts Info in Farmers’ Hands

John Davis Agribusiness, Apps, USDA

A new tool offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will let producers see and analyze more data. The agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is now offering the Ag Census Web Maps application, a dynamic online tool that gives users rapid access to Census of Agriculture maps and data about crops and plants, livestock and animals, economics, farms, and …

Agribusiness, Apps, USDA

TekWear Selected for Ag Accelerator Program

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Apps, Company Announcement, Technology

TekWear, LLC is one of 11 ag technology start-up companies selected to participate in the premier three-month VilCap USA: Agriculture 2014 entrepreneurial development program in Louisville, Ky. The program supports early-stage ventures that increase agricultural resource efficiency and helps find business solutions to challenges facing farmers, ranchers, and rural, low-wealth populations. Bruce Rasa, CEO and founder of TekWear, LLC, says …

Agribusiness, Apps, Company Announcement, Technology

Using CAFOweb on Your Dairy Operation

Joanna Schroeder Agribusiness, Apps, Dairy, Verdesian

Dairy farmers in New Mexico are using a great new tool called CAFOweb. The online data management tool allows dairy farmers to better manage nitrogen. As Tara Vander Dussen and Jay Lazarus explained, nitrogen from manure solids and/or effluent can leach into the ground water is not applied at agronomic rates. In other words, said Lazarus, most dairies were not …

Agribusiness, Apps, Dairy, Verdesian