XL Solutions at Raven Industries

Jamie Johansen

Experts in Raven Industries’ applied sciences division have been busy bringing new and innovative technologies to the door step of growers across the country. The 2013 Commodity Classic was the place to display these new products and Raven Industries was there to do so. I spoke with Paul Welbig who oversees a lot of the product management issues at Raven. …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Precision Agriculture, Raven, Technology

ZimmCast with Raven Industries

Cindy Zimmerman

I had the opportunity to learn more about Raven Industries during the company’s Innovation Summit at the end of July and now I am finally getting a chance to share this interview with Matt Burkhart, Raven’s Applied Technology Division Vice President, for a ZimmCast. Raven is a fascinating company and much older than you might realize, started back in 1956 …

Audio, Precision Agriculture, Raven, ZimmCast

Farm Progress Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

More than a dozen agricultural journalists this week got the annual sneak preview of the Farm Progress Show being held August 28-30 in Boone, Iowa. FPS media tent organizer since 1986, Gene Hemphill, was on hand to meet and greet every one and sent us a few photos. In this picture, Mark Lovig, Operations Manager for the Farm Progress Show, …

Farm Progress Show, General, New Holland, Raven

American Coalition for Ethanol President’s Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) President’s Award was a family affair this year. ACE President Lars Herseth, a South Dakota farmer and rancher, was honored to present the award this year to his daughter and former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin. Three generations of Herseths are pictured here – Lars, Stephanie and her son Zachery – who is absolutely adorable. It …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Raven

Getting to Know Raven Industries

Cindy Zimmerman

The Raven Innovation Summit this week was a great chance to get to learn more about this dynamic and diverse company that manufacturers precision agriculture solutions. This year was the 10th Innovation Summit and the first time that the company invited media to attend the event that brings Raven partners from around the world to company headquarters in Sioux Falls, …

Audio, Precision Agriculture, Raven

Raven Offers Solutions for Farmers Worldwide

Cindy Zimmerman

Raven Industries is helping farmers all over the world be more productive and efficient with precision agriculture solutions. At this week’s Raven Innovation Summit, I talked with Karl Erichsen of Effective Farming Solutions in Middleburg, South Africa who has been a distributor for 12 years. Karl says precision farming is very important in South Africa because of the wide variety …

Audio, International, Precision Agriculture, Raven, Technology

Raven Makes Connections with Slingshot

Cindy Zimmerman

Slingshot® was officially introduced by Raven at AG CONNECT Expo in January 2010. Just two and a half years later, this innovative use of wireless connectivity over cell phone networks is helping farmers all over the world get cost effective secure access to critical operating data. “It allows data to move from the tractor to the farm or to the …

Audio, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Raven

Raven Hosts 2012 Innovation Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The purpose of Raven Industries is “to solve great challenges” and the company has been doing that now since 1956 in several different areas, including precision agriculture. Matt Burkhart, Raven’s Applied Technology Division Vice President, welcomed over 200 of the company’s industry partners from all over the world Tuesday to the Raven Innovation Summit in Sioux Falls, SD. “We believe …

Audio, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Raven, Video

OmniRow Planter Control Wins FinOvation Award

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the FinOvation Award winners this year and presented at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show was Raven Industries, sponsor of the AgWired App (got it yet?). Pictured is Doug Prairie, Product Manager, receiving his award from Jodie Wehrspann, Farm Industry News. I spoke with Doug about their award for the OmniRow planter control system. He says it’s one …

Agribusiness, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show, Precision Agriculture, Raven