Leica Geosystems Gets Its mojo On

Chuck Zimmerman

Most any photographer will know the Leica name. Oskar Barnack created a small 35mm camera back in 1925 that pretty much changed the way we look at things. What a lot of people are now learning about Leica is that they’re into precision agriculture technology in a big way. The company has three distinct divisions and the one on display …

AG CONNECT, Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Topcon Talks Precision Ag During AG CONNECT

Joanna Schroeder

Topcon Precision Agriculture is a global company with a strong presence in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and is growing in Europe. One of their most popular products is the AGI-3 receiver. This system not only picks up GPS satellites, but also receives information from Galileo, the European satellite and Glonass, the Russian satellite said Michael Gomes, …

AG CONNECT, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Ag Leader at AG CONNECT

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the exhibits I visited at AG CONNECT Expo is our primary Precision Pays.com sponsor, Ag Leader Technology. Mike Olson, Sales and Support Manager, was on the floor interacting with attendees when I stopped by. The Ag Leader booth was one of the ones displaying the “New Product” banner. I asked Mike what was new. He says there have …

AEM, AG CONNECT, Ag Leader, Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Hemisphere GPS Launches G100 During AG CONNECT

Joanna Schroeder

Last week during the AG CONNECT Expo in Orlando, Florida, Hemisphere GPS launched the G100 all-in-one steering and guidance system for auto-steer ready agricultural vehicles. I caught up with Dwayne Hildebrandt, the Sales Manager for North America, during the event to learn more about their new product which is best suited for strip till or row crop farmers. The EDrive …

AG CONNECT, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Valmont Wins Two AE50 Awards During AG CONNECT

Joanna Schroeder

Valmont Industries took home two AE50 awards during the AG CONNECT Expo last week including one for its Base Station 2 with soil moisture monitor. Michele Stolte, with Valmont Industries, explained that with this system you can use the irrometer and then that information can be reported through their base stations and accessed at home. This aids the grower in …

AG CONNECT, Audio, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture

Satshot Offers AG CONNECT Attendees Online GIS System

Joanna Schroeder

During the AG CONNECT Expo last week, I spoke with Nathan Faleide, sales and marketing for Satshot. The company offers a GIS online system for the agricultural industry that handles and manages satellite imagery and other data for use in variable rate technology with a fertilization, seed and chemical all-in-one online mapping system. The system can be managed from anywhere …

AG CONNECT, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Catching Up With Trimble at AG CONNECT Expo

Joanna Schroeder

When Trimble launches a new product it’s available worldwide and next week Trimble will be launching several new products. I tried to coerce Guillermo Perez-Iturbe, the regional manager for Latin America, to give me a scoop during the AG CONNECT Expo, but he held out. Good for Trimble – bad for me. Today, the company has a suite of precision …

AG CONNECT, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Raven Slingshot Introduced at AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Precision agriculture technology is on display all over the AG CONNECT Expo show floor. I don’t think I’ve seen quite so many exhibits outside of a show dedicated to this growing technology application. Raven Industries is one of the companies exhibiting something new here at the show. I spoke with Marketing Manager, Ryan Molitor, this afternoon about Slingshot. He says …

AG CONNECT, Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Technology

What’s New With Trimble and Pioneer

Chuck Zimmerman

In this holiday shortened week the ZimmCast will feature two interviews I conducted at the recent NAFB convention to find out what’s new in the world of agribusiness from Trimble and Pioneer Hi-Bred. I interviewed George Huber, Trimble, who talks about virtual reference stations and “the connected farm.” He says this allows you to get data to and from your …

Audio, Corn, NAFB, Pioneer, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Ag Leader Opens Academy

Cindy Zimmerman

A blizzard was brewing outside but the brand new Ag Leader Academy was just getting warmed up yesterday in Ames, Iowa. ZimmComm’s Precision Pays website reporter Kurt Lawton was there for the kick off of the academy, along with more than 200 dealers who attended to learn about all the company’s new products and the steering technology and services gained …

Ag Leader, Precision Agriculture