The Commercial UAV Expo

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

We keep hearing that it’s “the year of the drone.” Here’s more proof of that. The first ever Commercial UAV Expo is slated for October 5-7 in Las Vegas and AgWired is a supporting media sponsor. To learn all about it I visited with Lisa Murray, Diversified Communications. Lisa says that not only is there a precision agriculture segment of …

Audio, Events, Precision Agriculture, UAV, ZimmCast

Online Data Tool from FarmLink, Progressive Farmer

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Arriving for the 2016 planting season, growers will soon be able to subscribe to an online tool through DTN/The Progressive Farmer and FarmLink. The two companies have announced an agreement to develop a new dashboard product to help farmers evaluate productivity.  Combining DTN/The Progressive Farmer’s local weather stations and cash market information from FarmLink allows for a new product that will give …

Agribusiness, data, Marketing, Precision Agriculture, Technology, Weather

Ayrestone Productivity Making Data Transer Efficient

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s a revolution coming in agriculture, and it has to do with technology and how data is managed. “There’s just a lot more devices today that talk on a network and more coming all the time,” Bill Moffitt with Ayrstone Productivity told Chuck during the recent InfoAg Conference. His company offers producers long-range wi-fi networks that can cover up to …

Audio, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Prez Candidate Rand Paul: Stop EPA Farmland Grab

Joanna Schroeder

Republican Presidential Candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is kicking off his first Iowa radio campaign ad “decrying the Obama Administration’s land grab of Iowa farmland”. The radio ad will be heard on farm radio stations. The ad is focused on the Waters of the US legislation and highlights the devastating consequences of the new regulation. “In Washington, DC, President …

Agribusiness, Environment, EPA, Precision Agriculture, Water

Drone Study Identifies Benefits for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with drone solutions company Measure, have released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture. “While lots of drone hardware has been sold to farmers, until today no tool existed to help growers actually quantify whether the benefits exceed their costs, especially when farmers want to outsource these …

AFBF, Precision Agriculture, UAV

iCropTrak at InfoAg Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The InfoAg Conference is only four weeks away and companies like iCropTrak are getting excited to showcase their products to a record setting crowd in St. Louis. iCropTrak has been a supporter of ours for several years now and I look forward to visiting with them in the trade show and during a session I will be moderating that includes …

Agribusiness, Audio, iCropTrak, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

InfoAg Conference Heading for Another Record Attendance

Chuck Zimmerman

There is an AgNerd’s paradise of a conference coming up in July. It’s the 2015 InfoAg Conference, the premier event in precision agriculture. I will be there courtesy of John Deere and GROWMARK. We learn more about this year’s conference and program from Quentin Rund, Conference Secretary, PAQ Interactive. InfoAg 2014 was a record-setting success. Over 1400 participants shared in …

Audio, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Please Take Precision Farming Survey

Chuck Zimmerman

I have been asked to help out Phil Bolton who is working on his Ag Econ Masters thesis. It involves a survey on the adoption of precision farming. Can you help out too? Take the survey or share it with someone who can. I know he’d really appreciate it. Take survey here: Precision Farming Survey Here’s some information from Phil …

Precision Agriculture

NCGA Drone Demo

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association president Chip Bowling got a first-hand drone demo in his home state of Maryland last week. The demonstration was one of several educational tours for NCGA board members highlighting advances in technology and sustainability, as well as diversified farming operations. Bowling, left, got a lesson in flying an unmanned aerial system from Matthew Creger of Maryland-based …

Corn, NCGA, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Growing the Farmers Business Network

Chuck Zimmerman

In a very short amount of time the Farmers Business Network (FBN) has not only registered a lot of farmers as members but also millions of acres. This means there is a big and growing amount of data in the system. In this week’s ZimmCast you can listen to Charles Baron, co-founder, talk about what the Farmers Business Network has …

Agribusiness, Audio, data, Farming, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast