Precision and Data Brings Companies Together

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the great aspects of the InfoAg Conference is company-to-company communications and partnerships for the benefit of farmers. We talked with Kevin Krieg, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group Product Line Manager, about how important it is to work with other companies. “It’s one of the biggest roadblocks to being able to get more adoption of precision technologies – the …

Audio, Info Ag, John Deere, MapShots, Precision Agriculture

SPADE Digs into Data Sharing

Cindy Zimmerman

Many booths at the recent InfoAg Conference sported this little sign: AgGateway – SPADE Participant. We caught up with AgGateway Standards Director Jim Wilson at the John Deere booth to learn more about the SPADE project. “SPADE stands for Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange,” Wilson explained. As a non-profit industry consortium, AgGateway is facilitating the project which will ultimately benefit …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness, Audio, Info Ag, John Deere, MapShots, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Welcome to the MapShots AgStudio Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2014 InfoAg Expo kicks off tomorrow at St. Louis Union Station, but prior to that event, MapShots has brought in about 140 farmers and crop consultants for an AgStudio Expo today. “Little day session that goes through some of the aspects of AgStudio and that line of products from the farm version to the pro version,” said Clint Ingram …

Audio, data, MapShots, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Get a SatShot in MapShots

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s another example of how MapShots has been working with partner companies to integrate their services into AgStudio. One of the presenters at last week’s customer conference was Lanny Faleide, President/CEO of SatShot, a satellite and aerial imagery company. He told me that their specialized imagery integrates well with MapShots. “We take an ag perspective, understand the agronomy, reasons why …

Agribusiness, Audio, MapShots, Precision Agriculture

MapShots and AgStudio Growing Fast

Chuck Zimmerman

You often get the best perspective on what a company does and what its culture is like by talking with the founder. I had that pleasure last week at the MapShots Customer Conference to visit with founder Ted Macy. MapShots, Inc., is a software development company that provides crop management applications for the agriculture industry and is now a subsidiary …

Agribusiness, Audio, MapShots, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Learning About MapShots Integration

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ve been collecting a lot of interviews here in Atlanta at the MapShots Customer Conference. Most of them will be shared over on However, I thought you might enjoy this one with official AgNerd, Keith Baker. Keith saw me wearing my ZimmGlass and that started an enjoyable conversation about the new technology I’ve been trying out as a member …

Agribusiness, Audio, MapShots, Pioneer, Precision Agriculture

MapShots Customer Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m going through a little bit of precision agriculture immersion today through Saturday at the MapShots Customer Conference in Atlanta. This event brings in MapShots customers as well as third party partners for an intensive couple of days of training sessions and presentations. Today’s pre-conference program includes two sessions: Getting Started with AgStudio – this session is designed to enhance …

Agribusiness, MapShots, Precision Agriculture