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

Agriculture Evolves Under Ag Leader Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision farming took a step forward this week as Ag Leader Technology of Ames, Iowa and AutoFarm of Fremont, California joined forces to provide auto steering and assisted steering solutions to the marketplace. “We think the combination of the two companies’ products is going to provide some great efficiencies to the end user,” says Dave King, Ag Leader Marketing Communications …

Audio, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Trimble Precision On Display at Sunbelt

Chuck Zimmerman

The largest field demonstration of precision applications at Sunbelt Ag Expo was conducted by Trimble. I stopped and spoke with Matt Hesse, Autopilot Sales Manager. The company was showing various levels of precision integration. They had two different land leveling systems. One used a GPS control and one used a 2D laser system. They also had their new TrueGuide passive …

Precision Agriculture, Sunbelt Ag Expo, Video

Planting With Precision

Chuck Zimmerman

Precision agriculture applications continue to grow and develop and were on display at Sunbelt Ag Expo. Let’s use Precision Planting as an example. I spoke with Bruce Sauder about what is new with the company that producers were getting to see in their exhibit. He says that some of the new units that they’ve come out with this year include …

Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Ag Leader Technology Providing Insights Weekly

Chuck Zimmerman

Our Precision Pays.com website welcomes new long term sponsor, Ag Leader Technology. Besides direct advertising on the site they’re sponsoring a weekly story called “Insights Weekly.” You can read the first installment below. As we’re well into the dog days of summer, Midwest corn and soybean harvest is looming larger. If you haven’t started combine prep already, it’s time to …

Advertising, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, ZimmComm Announcement

Precision Ag Helps Create Marriage Proposal

Chuck Zimmerman

I love this story Kurt posted on our Precision Pays site and thought I’d share it with you. Give credit to farmers and their creativity. Not only are they saving time, input dollars and the environment thanks to the tools of precision agriculture, some growers find ways to use it to enhance their personal lives. Vega, Texas grower Braden Gruhlkey …

Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture

Satellite TV For Your Car (or Tractor?)

Chuck Zimmerman

Kurt has a great post on our Precision Pays website that I thought I’d share with you. How about this for an extravagant non-ag precision gizmo? Among the many high-tech product launches at the recent SEMA (automotive specialty products) show was this AT&T Cruisecast satellite TV for your car–through a unique roof-top antenna developed by AT&T and RaySat. For a …

Equipment, Precision Agriculture

Precision Ag In The Air

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ve been learning a lot here at the NAAA Convention. For example, I didn’t realize how big a role precision agriculture is playing in aerial application. I guess it makes sense though. If you can use gps and variable rate on the ground then why not from the air? One of the people who explained some of this to me …

Audio, BASF, NAAA, Precision Agriculture

Aerial Precision Ag

Chuck Zimmerman

When I visited the Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems website for a post I did today on Precision Pays I was pleased to see that they’re using WordPress.com! The story though is that they just had a successful test flight. This is a picture of one of their units. Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems (IUAS), a Muncie, Indiana based aerospace company and …

Precision Agriculture