Forum Looks at Future of Corn Farming

John Davis

What does the future hold for corn farmers? That was a question addressed at the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum in Frankfurt, Germany last week, and some farmers gave their views. Among them was Iowa Corn Growers chairman Roger Zylstra, who farms in Jasper County, who talked about the opportunities and challenges of sustainable corn production. “There are …

Audio, Bayer, Corn, Farming, Sustainability, Technology

3rd Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference

Jamie Johansen

Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable growing methods. The leaders in this growing sector of agriculture will meet at the 3rd annual Indoor Agriculture Conference on March 31 and April 1, 2015 in Las Vegas to discuss the present and future …

Ag Group, Events, Technology

Learn More About Plant Sap Analysis

Jamie Johansen

Michelle Gregg is the Executive Director for Crop Health Laboratories (CHL) and Leah spoke with her about the new company’s upcoming event and opportunities they have for growers across the country. Part of CHL’s business model is using an existing technology that is new to North America. This new technology is called plant sap analysis which offers a different management …

Agribusiness, Audio, Events, Precision Agriculture, Technology

TekWear Selected for Ag Accelerator Program

Jamie Johansen

TekWear, LLC is one of 11 ag technology start-up companies selected to participate in the premier three-month VilCap USA: Agriculture 2014 entrepreneurial development program in Louisville, Ky. The program supports early-stage ventures that increase agricultural resource efficiency and helps find business solutions to challenges facing farmers, ranchers, and rural, low-wealth populations. Bruce Rasa, CEO and founder of TekWear, LLC, says …

Agribusiness, Apps, Company Announcement, Technology

LANL’s Four Scientific Pillars

Joanna Schroeder

Back in the days of the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was a secret to the outside world. Founded to develop technologies to defend America, that mission is still in place today. During the Verdesian Los Alamos Media Tour, ag reporters had the opportunity to learn about the work being done at LANL as well as how some …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Audio, Research, Technology, Verdesian

Get on Board with CAST

Jamie Johansen

Join the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) today and your membership will begin immediately and extend throughout 2015. That means you’ll enjoy three months of membership benefits for free. Benefits include Friday Notes, CAST’s weekly signature electronic newsletter, covering all things agriculture, immediate access to CAST’s highly respected publications and “members only” website and much more. An online …

Ag Group, Science, Technology

The New iPhone 6 Unboxed

Chuck Zimmerman

This Apple AgNerd is equipped with the latest gadget to document what’s new in the world of agribusiness! Here’s my first iPhone 6 Selfie in my local AT&T store. I was only in line a little while before getting my first look and touch with the new iPhone 6 models. The Plus is just too big for me but not …

Apps, Technology, Video

Apple Announcements

Chuck Zimmerman

If you missed it you can still see it. It is today’s Apple Live event announcing the new iPhone 6, Apple Pay, Apple Watch and more. It is a seriously big announcement and AgNerds should take notice. Not only will the new iPhone 6 be available in two new larger sizes but the Watch (available early 2015) is more than …

Technology

AgWorks User Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2014 AgWorks User Conference is underway in Davenport, IA. Welcoming us this morning is Greg Duhachek, President. I spoke with him during last night’s reception to get a preview of what this conference is all about. It’s an annual conference to bring customer users together to show new features of their software and share the vision of the company. …

AgWorks, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Technology