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

Season’s Greeting from Joyent

Chuck Zimmerman

Have a Happy Holidays from Joyent. If you’ve ever wondered how or why ZimmComm websites like AgWired.com are always up and work so well then just think Joyent. Season’s Greetings from our team to yours. Looking back with appreciation for your business and looking forward to supporting your success in the coming new year. Henry Wasik

Holiday, Internet

The Next Generation Wireless Farm Networking is Here

Jamie Johansen

Ayrstone Productivity has brought it’s customers faster, longer, easier outdoor WiFi coverage. The next generation AyrMesh Hub2n will include 802.11n connectivity, expanded network security and outdoor range extension of up to 7.5 miles. This new technology puts farmers into the next phase of productivity improvement via wireless signals and hands-free data capture. With long-range wireless networks farmers can quickly and …

Internet, Technology

2013 USDA-NASS Farm Computer Report

Chuck Zimmerman

The latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report, “Farm Computer Usage and Ownership Report” (pdf) is now available. As you would expect, there’s more computer ownership and usage and more high speed internet access with less dialup. You can find the full report here with breakout statistics by state. Here’s a summary of the data. DSL was the most common …

Government, Internet, USDA