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

MAPPing… Mobile App’ing… MapShots’ Software

John Davis

Conferences are always great for seeing the latest and greatest in equipment and software, and the International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Indianapolis, IN was certainly no exception. Making the rounds through the vendors’ displays, Chuck caught up with Tim Taylor from MapShots, who told him about the latest apps his company has to work with their precision agronomy software …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, International, Mobile, Precision Agriculture

Agriculture.com® wins two MobileWebAwards

Melissa Sandfort

Less than one year after the re-launch of m.Agriculture.com, the site has been awarded two MobileWebAwards from the Web Marketing Association for Best Magazine Mobile Website and Best Magazine Mobile Application. The two awards come shortly after the announcement of the industry-first Mobile Commerce Messaging suite of offerings. The new services include a unique [A] Deals feature that provides farmers …

Apps, Media, Mobile, Successful Farming

Make Learning Mobile With Float

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program we’re going to use the M word, as in Mobile, as in Float Mobile Learning. I just had a conversation with Chad Udell, Managing Director, about mobile learning technology and what that means for today’s agribusiness customers. Float Mobile’s parent company is the Iona Group. Chad says the company has a deep history working with agribusiness …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, Mobile, Technology

Mobile Technology Replacing Brochures At Trade Shows

Chuck Zimmerman

Why pack cases of flyers or brochures to stack in your trade show booth when you can just bring along an iPad to display more information in a multi-media format? Pioneer Hi-Bred used to bring along more than 50 different product brochures to trade shows. Now they bring an iPad with a company-branded app. Pioneer, along with GROWMARK, worked with …

Agribusiness, Apps, GROWMARK, Mobile, Pioneer

Commodity Update Offering Rich Media Messaging

Chuck Zimmerman

Commodity Update has evolved to include Rich Media Messaging services in partnership with Farm Journal Media. This allows the company to deliver charts, graphics, audio, and richly designed commercial messages directly onto the phones of farmers who subscribe to the service. The company employs a proprietary technology to deliver these messages, under an agreement exclusive in the agri-marketing sector. Mobile …

Media, Messaging, Mobile, Texting

CommodityUPDATE Receives Investment From Farm Journal Media

Chuck Zimmerman

Our good friend Joel Jaeger, CommodityUPDATE, has a big announcement today. I just got off the phone with him so you can hear it from the man himself: In a joint announcement today, CommodityUPDATE, LLC, and Farm Journal Media announced that Farm Journal is making a significant equity investment in the company. The agreement strengthens CommodityUPDATE’s leadership position in the …

Media, Mobile, Texting

Blogging Beltwide

Chuck Zimmerman

That’s what Katie Allen is doing for Monsanto. Wish I was there but it just didn’t work out this year. My name is Katie Allen, and I am a graduate student in agricultural communications at Texas Tech University. I am from the small town of Marceline, Missouri, where my family farms livestock and row crops. I graduated from the University …

Beltwide Cotton, Blogging, Mobile

Get Your Ag Marketing News On The Move

Chuck Zimmerman

Just text “agwired” to 46786 Do it and join the dozens of people who are already subscribed to get agricultural marketing news in the fastest and easiest form available. Once you subscribe then we’ll deliver the news to you in headline form so all you have to do is look at your phone. It just doesn’t get any easier than …


AgWired Mobile Feedback

Chuck Zimmerman

Early feedback on AgWired Mobile is rolling in. Here’s a few samples. You guys are amazing! Great idea! I just signed up. This is pretty dang cool! Looks great, Chuck. I’m sure this will be a big hit. I just signed up for the text service. Great idea! Some questions have been posed, so let me answer a few of …