The AgNerd Cloud

Chuck Zimmerman 1 Comment

Welcome to a new regular column I will be publishing on all things AgNerdish. I’m calling it the Cloud since the cloud covers everything and is one of the hottest things developing in the AgNerd world. This week’s ZimmCast gets things started with a discussion I had with Willie Vogt, Editorial Director, Penton Farm Progress. Like me, he loves new …

AgNerd, Audio, Media, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

More Farmers Adopting Variable Rate Seeding

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Low corn prices are causing farmers to take a hard look at what new technologies will optimize inputs while minimizing costs. As farmers begin to plan for the 2015 season, SST Software is seeing an increased interest in variable rate planting recommendations. SST’s decision support technologies are used by ag service providers around the world to provide precision ag services …

Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, Seed

Agricultural Retailers Navigating Forward

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I will be attending my first Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Convention & Expo. I’ve got a preview of what will be taking place in New Orleans from Brian Reuwee, Director of Communications & Marketing. Brian and I sat down during the recent NAFB Trade Talk session. One of the things that caught my eye about this year’s program …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

John Deere Connects with JDLink™

Leah Guffey

Last week during National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Annual Trade Talk I visited with Beverly Flores, Integrated Communications Manager with John Deere. She tells me about the MyJohnDeere Operations Center with intuitive, easy-to-use tools for customers to manage their machinery and develop agronomic insights. Data can be uploaded securely using backup tools or right from the field using JDLink™ and …

Audio, John Deere, NAFB, Precision Agriculture

Smart Data Best for Decision Making

Chuck Zimmerman

The challenge in precision ag these days seems to be less about how much data can be created – plenty of tools and programs to tell you everything about your operation – and more about how to create just the data needed without making farmers try to drink from some firehouse of information. One of John Deere’s partner companies definitely …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

NAFB Panel Focuses on Integrating Tech in Ag

Taylor Truckey

The 71st Annual NAFB Convention brought together a panel of industry members to discuss integrating technology into the agriculture industry. Sitting on the panel were Dave Rhylander, IFS Lead – Monsanto, Matt Waits, CEO – SST Technologies, Rachelle Thibert, Integrated Solutions Manager – John Deere, and Ron LeMay, Founder and CEO – FarmLink. The consensus was that data-driven performance tools …

Audio, NAFB, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Reaches Out to Developers

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning John Deere kicked off what’s becoming an annual conference for developers. The 2014 Develop with Deere conference brings together dealers, independent agricultural software application developers and John Deere staff primarily from their Intelligent Solutions Group. Kicking things off was a keynote presentation by Pat Pinkston, Vice President, Technology and Information Solutions, Agriculture and Turf Division. Pat talked about …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Video

Diverse World of Farming Needs Diverse Solutions

John Davis

Farmers face a diverse world of challenges today, and that requires a diverse toolkit of solutions. During the recent Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum in Frankfurt, Germany, attendees of the event came from all over the world – from war-torn regions, such as Ukraine, to over-regulated areas of Western Europe, each bringing their own issues. “So the solution …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Precision Agriculture

Digital Storytelling from Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum, Than Hartsock, John Deere, did some digital storytelling. In fact, his presentation was titled, “Digitalization – next level of corn and soybean cropping.” Than talked about how John Deere is developing new tools to deal with ways for farmers to make more money from their crop. This includes all the things …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, John Deere, Precision Agriculture