ZimmCast with Abe Hughes, Trimble – Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast 0 Comments

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abe Hughes when he worked for New Holland and now he has just been appointed to worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. So congratulations Abe! Abe has only been on the job a little while but I bothered him for a phone interview for this week’s ZimmCast. “I …

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CropTrak Continues Steady Success

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, CropTrak, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, software, Technology, Video

In an industry where tech start-ups abound, CropTrak is a self-made success story in the precision ag space by simply selling a good product that people want to buy. The company started in 2009 and has just continued to grow year after year “with a little rinky dink booth at InfoAg” and little to no marketing, as VP of sales …

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Precision Ag is John Deere Connected

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, Audio, Info Ag, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

A significant percentage of the more than 100 companies exhibiting at the InfoAg Conference last week were proud to promote that they were John Deere Operations Center Connected. Stu Pocknee with Precision Terrain Solutions of Australia specializes in landforming and agricultural water management, basically “anything to do with putting an implement behind a tractor and changing the shape of a …

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Another Successful InfoAg

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, Audio, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture

The 2017 InfoAg Conference was another success with 1363 attendees from 22 countries, 104 exhibitors, and 98 speakers. Conference secretary Quentin Rund says this was the 22nd InfoAg, which has grown quite a bit since it moved to St. Louis in 2013. “The exhibit hall has increased, and our attendance has also been terrific,” he said. With 22 countries represented, …

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John Deere and Granular Collaborate

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Precision, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

John Deere and Granular are working together on a product development and co-marketing agreement that gives John Deere customers more tools to measure and improve their financial performance. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work to further integrate Granular’s leading Farm Management Software (FMS) product and the John Deere Operations Center. Certain Granular FMS functionality will …

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InfoAg Conference Underway in St. Louis

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Precision, CropTrak, Info Ag, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

The 2017 InfoAg Conference is underway in St. Louis with a bigger crowd and more exhibitors than ever. Since 1994, the InfoAg Conference has been the premier event for discussion and advancement of precision agriculture. This event draws interest from domestic and international agriculture professionals and features a wide range of educational and networking opportunities for professionals interested in learning …

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Adapt-N Brings Value to Farmers a Million Times a Day

Cindy Zimmerman Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Precision Agriculture, Video

Agronomic Technology Corp – a leader in agricultural field modeling for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer – has just surpassed over one million daily nitrogen recommendations and is nearing one billion cumulative platform recommendations. The company provides Adapt-N and N-Insight and is adding additional crop, nutrient, soil, and yield solutions to its platform. “We’ve gained traction because the value to …

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PrecisionAg Vision Conference

Chuck Zimmerman AgWired Precision, Events, Precision Agriculture

I have a vision of a really good precision ag program coming up for year number two this October. It is the PrecisionAg® Vision Conference, October 10-12, 2017. We are a sponsor of this year’s event! You can expect more information to come but for now, here are some details. The conference will take place in Phoenix, AZ. Conference organizer …

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Deere and Monsanto End Precision Planting Deal

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, John Deere, Monsanto, Precision Agriculture

Under pressure from the Department of Justice, an agreement between Deere & Company and Monsanto to purchase Precision Planting LLC was terminated Monday. The department filed suit on Aug. 31, 2016, to block the acquisition, alleging that the transaction was a merger-to-monopoly in high-speed precision planting systems, an innovative technology that enables farmers to accurately plant corn, soybeans and other …

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Farmers Edge Generates Major Buzz at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farmers Edge, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Farmers Edge had not one, but two major new product launches at Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week and their Vice President of Marketing, Marina Barnes was on hand to tell us about them both. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, Barnes said, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system. It eliminates the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. …

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