iCropTrak at InfoAg Conference

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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

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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

Agworld Developing Apple Watch App

Chuck Zimmerman

AgNerd’s everywhere, rejoice! You will soon have an app to use when you get your new Apple Watch thanks to AgWorld. Agworld, a leading global information management and cloud collaboration software for growers and consultants, announced that it is developing an app for the Apple Watch in response to the growing demand for a new breed of field-ready, connected apps. …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Gadgets, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

UAS Pathfinder Program Includes Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems international conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced new partnerships with industries, including agriculture, to explore the next steps in unmanned aircraft operations. “We’re calling it the Pathfinder Program,” said Huerta. “We’re partnering with three leading U.S. companies who have committed extensive resources to perform research that …

aerial, Audio, Government, Precision Agriculture, UAV

FMC Corporation Joins Field to Market

Jamie Johansen

FMC Corporation announced that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to define, measure and advance the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. “Sustainability is central to the way we work at FMC, whether we are enhancing food production or influencing the responsible management of natural resources,” …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, FMC, Precision Agriculture

Drones Can Increase Efficiency of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), better known as drones, will make farming more efficient, lower operating costs, and reduce their environmental impact. That was the message from National Corn Growers Association Manager of Public Policy Clint Raine to a group of policymakers and reporters during a panel about the applications of UAS technology to the agricultural industry. “I’m optimistic about the …

Corn, NCGA, Precision Agriculture

Iteris Signs Precision Ag Weather Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Iteris, Inc. has signed an agreement with AgRenaissance Software LLC to integrate Iteris’ ClearAg™ Select high-resolution, field-level weather information into AgRenaissance’s FieldX™ suite of software for agricultural producers, agronomists and applicators. Iteris’ ClearAg solution provides agribusinesses with actionable field-level weather and soil information needed for the data-driven decision making required for efficient crop management, resource allocation, and risk reduction and …

Precision Agriculture, Weather