Granular Enhances Farmland Analysis Tool

Kelly Marshall

A leading farm management software company, Granular, has announced an update to their farmland analysis site, AcreValue.  The new version includes significantly more area covered, which now expands from the original states of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana to 46 states.  It also has new management and analytical features, including soil maps, production history and mobile optimization. Farmers, landowners,bankers or other …

Agribusiness, data, Farmland, Mobile

Wireless Portable Charging with QiPack

Chuck Zimmerman

What’s a QiPack? Funny you should ask. I just happen to have one and used it on the road last week. It’s pronounced Chee-Pack btw. Here’s how the company describes it. What is QiPack Introducing the best solution to charging on-the-go – QiPack, the wireless charging pad and battery backup all in one Universal Power Power your iPhone, Motorola Droid, …

Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

Well Cow – Bluetooth Connection to Your Cows

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re hearing a lot about health applications of mobile and wearable technology lately. The anticipated iWatch from Apple is expected to open some new doors into that technology. But that’s for humans. What about cows? Well a Scottish company is introducing a bluetooth way to monitor cow and herd health – The Well CowTM Bolus. Monitor the health of your …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Mobile, Technology

Breaking ZimmGlass News

Chuck Zimmerman

I just got my new ZimmGlass frames with my prescription lenses installed! That’s news! These give me my full trifocal prescription, allow me to read the Glass screen and are transitions to boot. No need to worry about being out in the sun and wondering what to do. The old frames I had did have clip in sunglass lenses though. …

Glass, Mobile, Technology

Commodity Classic Launches App

Jamie Johansen

The 18th Annual Commodity Classic has launched their first-ever mobile app for this year’s event in Kissimmee, Fl. The app will allow attendees to access information, receive messages and engage in social media from their smart phones and tablets. You can even make your own schedules, take notes, lookup session and event times and navigate with maps. Visit to …

Apps, Commodity Classic, Corn, Events, Grains, Mobile, Social Media, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat

FarmLogs Obtains Seed Funding

Chuck Zimmerman

More mobile farm applications are coming. This one from FarmLogs. FarmLogs, the Michigan startup and Y Combinator alum that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability, today announced that it has closed a $1 million seed funding round co-led by Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund participated …

Agribusiness, Apps, Mobile, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Farm Journal Gets Commodity Update

Chuck Zimmerman

Big announcement from Farm Journal and Commodity Update today! Farm Journal Media announced it has acquired the majority interest in Commodity Update, the leading mobile media company serving agriculture. Farm Journal acquired a minority stake in the company two years ago. Joel Jaeger will continue to serve as CEO of Commodity Update, will continue to maintain a significant stake in …

Media, Mobile

Happy Gadget Year

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the last day of 2012. Have you taken our last ZimmPoll of the year yet? How would you rate 2012? 1 = Poor, 5 = Excellent Let us know what you think? We’ll have some end of the year stats and thoughts for you as soon as we get final numbers, etc. It’s always interesting to …

Mobile, Technology