Deere Encourages ADAPT Adoption

Kelly Marshall

One focus of last week’s Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City was AgGateway‘s new ADAPT Toolkit. John Deere was a leader in creating the ADAPT program, and they’re making sure the software developers at the conference have the information they need to put it to use. Deere has developed their own plug-in for the system and tested it in …

Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Technology

AgCompass Points to Improved Efficiency

Cindy Zimmerman

With commodity prices falling, already tight operating margins may become even tighter, increasing the need for farm partners to keep an eye on their operating expenses. One solution that many producers have turned to is remote hosting of their software so all the farm partners can be on the same page when making critical business decisions. AgCompass provides reliable U.S.-based …

Agribusiness, Audio, Markets, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Bringing Deere Dealers and Developers Together

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere dealers are interacting with software developers this year at the annual Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City. Conference coordinator Kevin Krieg says having the dealers on hand at the event will help them better serve their customers. “That’s really been the new add to this year’s conference is being able to get the software companies to share …

Audio, John Deere, Technology

+3,500 Commercial Drones Showcased InterDrone 2016

Jamie Johansen

BZ Media LLC’s InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9, drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day. …

aerial, Agribusiness, Technology, UAV

A New Holland NHDrive ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program I talked with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a detailed …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, ZimmCast

Global Update on BASF Maglis

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF held the global launch of Maglis at the 2016 Commodity Classic and the global media got an update on the online agricultural platform during a press event last week in Germany. Dr. Matthias Nachtmann, head of BASF’s agIT project team, says they had a good initial launch of the Maglis Customer Navigator in North America. “We’re really excited by …

Audio, BASF, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Wow What a Concept from New Holland – NHDrive

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s two tractors in one which gives you maximum flexibility. It’s the NHDrive concept tractor from New Holland. Just announced at the Farm Progress Show this machine has the capability to be driven with the attached cab just like a normal tractor. But can also run driverless and be controlled by a portable device or computer. I spoke with Bret …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, Video

Agrible Alien Rooster Lands at #FarmProgressShow

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agrible alien rooster and MiniZ became good friends at the Farm Progress Show last week and helped us learn more about Agrible’s “alien technology” on the farm. “It really is so far ahead and so foreign to a lot of people that it just seems alien,” said Agrible sales director Jason Little. Among Agrible’s alien technology products is the …

Audio, data, Farm Progress Show, Technology

The @NHAgriculture NHDrive Concept Autonomous Tractor

Chuck Zimmerman

Want a glimpse into the future of farming? You get it at the New Holland exhibit at the Farm Progress Show. On display is a concept tractor that is autonomous. I spoke with Carlo Lambro, Global President for New Holland, about this driverless tractor. Actually, the owner has the option to drive it or remotely control it since the New …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, Video