Industry News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here and we have gotten behind on some industry news stories that we have wanted to post – so here are a few! Cyndee Smiley, formerly division marketing manager for Region 4 combines and front-end equipment, has been named media relations and communications manager for John Deere Ag & Turf Division for the …

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Precision, Brownfield, Corn, John Deere, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

Maintenance Products Keep Machines Running Smoothly

Carrie Muehling

Farmers visiting the National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville have much more to look at than just equipment. The show is also an opportunity to consider maintenance products that help those machines to run smoothly, like oil and filters. “Farmers, like everybody, are looking for a way to save some money,” said Phil Lauer, product …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show

100 Years of John Deere History on Display at #NFMS18

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere is celebrating 100 years this year of getting into the tractor business. Here at the National Farm Machinery Show you can walk through a little bit of that history in the John Deere booth. So that’s what I did with my host, Tiffany Turner, John Deere Product Marketing Manager. The walkway through the exhibit winds up at a …

Equipment, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Tractor, Video

Data Flow a Priority at Develop with Deere Conference

Carrie Muehling

This year’s Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City was the biggest yet, showing growth in the demand for the opportunity to learn more about data flow and the tools available to help farmers make the most of the information they collect on their farms. “This conference is really valuable for the software companies to learn some of what not …

AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Collaborates with Dealers and Developers

Carrie Muehling

Precision agriculture is giving farmers more and more tools to use in their operations, but it continues to be complex. That’s one reason the company has offered the Develop with Deere Conference to allow farmers, dealers and developers an opportunity to collaborate, said Deanna Kovar, director of production and precision ag marketing with John Deere. “It’s not just about John …

AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

ICYMI: National Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center January 22-24. The event included a vehicle showcase and ride-and-drive opportunity alongside demonstrations and presentations on the latest in the industry. This conference also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. Among the highlights was an award to USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky for …

AgWired Energy, Biodiesel, John Deere, National Biodiesel Conference, Tractor, transportation, Trucks

John Deere Dealers Develop Applications to Help Growers

Carrie Muehling

Some of the John Deere dealers who attended this year’s Develop with Deere conference are also developers. Ryan Hutchison with South Country Equipment in Regina, Saskatchewan, has been working on the John Deere Field Connect application. The app takes data, applies agronomic knowledge from the grower and the agronomist, and incorporates weather information to develop what he calls “crop intelligence.” …

AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere