Rural Electric Tackles Diversity & Internet Access

Jamie Johansen

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with former Congresswomen from my home state of Missouri, Jo Ann Emerson. She currently calls Washington, D.C. home where she holds the title of first female CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). “I am very excited to be selected by the Board of Directors of the NRECA to serve …

Ag Group, Audio, Internet, NRECA, Rural Lifestyle

Increasing Access to Affordable Broadband

Chuck Zimmerman

The White House along with USDA held a press call to “lay out next steps to increase access to affordable high-speed broadband for all Americans.” On the call are Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The call talks about efforts on the part of private enterprise as well as those by …

Government, Internet

Right Relevance is Right

Chuck Zimmerman

Have you ever wondered who the influencers are in your industry? Where to find “deep relevant content?” Try Right Relevance which was founded by Vishal Mishra and Sumit Taank in August 2013. Right Relevance came to my attention via Twitter since yours truly showed up in a list of influencers for the keyword search, Agribusiness. 1039 results showed up. Check …

Internet, Social Media

Smart Sensors & Cheap Connectivity Future of Ag

John Davis

A combination of more, cheaper smart sensors and more connectivity could make the future of agriculture and food production pretty bright in this country. During the recent Bayer CropScience 10th annual Ag Issues Forum in Phoenix, Michael Rogers, who is an author, journalist and futurist, spoke to those gathered at the event about some of these global trends driving food …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Internet

Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

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

AgNerd Cloud – Ayrstone Ayrmesh

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time for another edition of the AgNerd Cloud, a fairly regular column on new technology for the farm. In this program we’ll learn about how you can obtain a good internet cloud on your property that can include remote ethernet connections via a new wireless device! Thanks to Bill Moffitt, Ayrstone Productivity, for working with us by supplying some …

Agribusiness, Audio, Ayrstone, Internet, ZimmCast

Ayrstone Introduces AyrMesh Bridge

Chuck Zimmerman

How about an ethernet cable without the wires on your farm network? Yes, it’s possible. That is, with the Ayrstone Productivity AyrMesh Bridge! During the NAFB convention I spoke with company president Bill Moffitt about their newest product. The Bridge joins a growing family of products from Ayrstone like their AyrMesh Hub, Receiver and a Hub that mounts in your …

Audio, Internet, ZimmCast

New Holland Construction Website is New

Chuck Zimmerman

New Holland has been busy with website work lately. The Construction division just announced a new website. You may know that the marketing functions for New Holland Agriculture and Construction have been combined. I’m sure that makes for some interesting discussions in the marketing department! Easy navigation tailor-made for the user New Holland Construction’s new website (http://construction.newholland.com/nar) offers a fresh, …

Agribusiness, Internet, New Holland

Head to the Clouds with Ag Leader’s AgFiniti

Joanna Schroeder

The big trend in the data world these days is the “cloud”. The cloud is a way to store your data in a safe, secure place and have access to it anywhere you may be. Ag Leader recently headed to the “clouds” with their new AgFiniti precision technology and to learn more, I spoke with Kaleb Lindquist during the 2014 …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness, Audio, Internet, Iowa Power Show, Precision Agriculture