+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

#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 6 – Application Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

You don’t usually think of Bayer CropScience as an application equipment company but did you know that the company does a lot of work with machinery manufacturers, supporting them in ways like the development of environmentally friendly spray technology. The team for this is lead by Dr. Reinhard Friessleben, Head of Bayer’s Application Technology. He along with Armin Lind, Application …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, IFAJ, Technology, Video

GIS Tech is @Esri Specialty

Cindy Zimmerman

At the recent 2016 InfoAg Conference we had the chance to learn about Esri, a software company that allows growers to integrate high-resolution imagery, field observations, and real-time data feeds to help growers manage their land more efficiently with GIS technology. Charlie Magruder, Agriculture Lead for Esri, explained some of the unique benefits that technology is offering growers. “What we …

Audio, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, Technology

AgGateway Releases ADAPT ToolKit at #InfoAg16

Kelly Marshall

If InfoAg had an unofficial theme, it was connectivity, and nowhere was that more important than the AgGateway booth.  Susan Ruland, Communications Director for AgGateway shared with me about the organization whose sole mission is the collaboration between agribusiness companies.  Finding common standards to connect across the food industry has been a goal of theirs for years, anything from sales …

Ag Group, Audio, Info Ag, Technology

Paperwork Streamlining Solution from @CropTrak

Joanna Schroeder

Drowning in paperwork is not limited to corporate America. With ever growing regulations and a call for more transparency on food production from consumers, farmers are also on the verge of drowning in paperwork. But have no fear, Crop Trak is here with a solution to assist growers streamline paperwork and InfoAg attendees learned all about it in the presentation, …

Agribusiness, Audio, CropTrak, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, Technology