Raven and Farmers Edge Join Forces

Cindy Zimmerman

Raven Industries and Farmers Edge have joined forces in a marketing and collaboration agreement. The two companies are working together to develop new precision agriculture technologies that will rapidly increase expansion of Farmers Edge digital agronomy and risk management solutions in key markets. The collaboration leverages the use of streaming data transfer between CanPlugs and Raven Slingshot® and field computers. …

AgWired Precision, Farmers Edge, Precision Agriculture, Raven

Raven’s Hawkeye Nozzle Control System

Jamie Johansen

One of the products our friends at Raven were featuring at the National Farm Machinery Show was their Hawkeye Nozzle Control System. Chuck spoke with Raven’s Gary Esselink about what sets this sprayer apart from others on the market. “The Raven Hawkeye is a sprayer system where we maintain constant pressure through application. One of the things that is becoming …

Agribusiness, NFMS, Raven

Big Data Privacy Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers today announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles. The agreement was designed to encourage producers to use the full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost productivity, efficiency and profitability of agriculture with more assurance that personal data will be protected. The organizations and companies that …

AFBF, Audio, NAFB, Raven

Getting Set for the Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

We’re on site and set up for the 2014 Farm Progress Show – and hoping it won’t rain too hard. The rest of the ZimmComm Team is on its way and will be out here in the morning. New here at the Iowa site is the air-conditioned BASF Media Tent. That should come in handy even if it is cooler …

BASF, Farm Progress Show, Raven

Raven Rakes in Awards for Precision Technology

Jamie Johansen

Tim Heins heads up the product management team for Raven and Chuck caught up with him at the trade show during the National Farm Machinery Show. “At the ASABE Award Show, in conjunction with the farm show, we won four AE50 Awards. We won them for SmarTrax™ MD, OmniRow® Multi-Hybrid Planter Control System and our Viper 4 Field Computer.” As …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Machinery, Farm Shows, NFMS, Raven, Video

Raven’s Commitment to Innovative Tech

Jamie Johansen

Raven Industries is always working on something. During the recent NAFB Convention’s Trade Talk, I met up with Raven’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, Ryan Molitor. He expressed Raven’s desire to continue to add new technologies to the precision marketplace as well as improve on their existing products. “One of the things we really invest a lot in is training …

Agribusiness, Audio, Media, NAFB, Precision Agriculture, Raven, Technology

DialogueNEXT Panels at World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

Novus International president and CEO Thad Simons moderated a two-part panel discussion on the next generation and what technologies will be “enabling smallholder farmers in the future to be part of the agricultural revolution.” The panels focused on “Capacity and Capitol” in the morning and “Beyond the Big Idea” in the afternoon. “We were happy to be able to show …

Audio, IFAMA, Novus International, Raven, World Food Prize

Raven Makes Big Announcements at RIS

Jamie Johansen

The 2013 Raven Innovation Summit wrapped up last night with an awards banquet honoring Raven Industries dealers from across the world. The two-day event consisted of the announcement of brand new innovative technologies, a trade show and educational break-out sessions where dealers got all their questions answered about the new product launches. During the opening session general manager and vice …

Audio, Precision Agriculture, Raven, Technology

2013 Raven Innovation Summit

Jamie Johansen

This week Raven Industries will be holding their 2013 Raven Innovation Summit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss industry trends and to learn from Raven dealers and partners from across the globe. Raven Industries is eager to share how they are continuing to evolve and change along with the entire agriculture industry. This …

Events, Raven, Technology

Discussing Open Data for Agriculture Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Data, data, data. I wonder how many times that word was used at this week’s G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture? A lot I’m sure. Well, I was not there but Paul Welbig, Raven Industries was. Here’s a photo of Paul on the left with Dr. Aboubacar Diaby, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. They are holding …

Audio, Farming, Government, Precision Agriculture, Raven, USDA, ZimmCast