The Digitalization of Agriculture

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Emerging technologies are knocking on the doorsteps of agriculture daily. One of these is facial recognition, not necessarily new when used with humans, but a cutting-edge concept in animal agriculture. David Hunt, co-founder of Cainthus, a company dedicated to digitizing ag practices, spoke to attendees of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference about ways we can all take advantage of new …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, data, Technology

#ONEBigIdea That Changed The World

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Apple Computer, Inc., addressed a packed audience at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he was the recipient of The 2016 Alltech Humanitarian Award in recognition of his dedicated support for youth education programs, as well as his work behind the creation of the Apple technologies that have revolutionized the modern world. The …

Ag Group, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Award, Education, Technology

The Farm Technologist – Just #ONEBigIdea

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

The future of farming was the center of discussion at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference and their is no future of farming if younger generations aren’t interested in it. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Alltech, Dr. Karl Dawson, has taken on the challenge of making education exciting throughout animal agriculture, which he believes will be the driving force …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Education, Technology

Culvers To Fund Trips to FFA Convention

Lizzy Schultz

Culver’s has recently announced that they will be hosting the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest to give FFA members across the United States the opportunity to win money toward a trip for their chapter to the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, October 19-22. The four-day event gives more than 60,000 students the chance to grow their chapters, …

Ag Group, Communications, Contest, Education, FFA, Technology

NRGene Selects St. Louis for U.S. Headquarters

Jamie Johansen

GlobalSTL, the initiative of BioSTL focused on attracting high-growth international companies to St. Louis, announced that Israeli genomics company NRGene has selected St. Louis as the location of its U.S. headquarters. NRGene is the fourth company to move to St. Louis through the GlobalSTL initiative. NRGene develops advanced computational tools leveraging big data to identify genetic traits to improve yield, …

Agribusiness, genomics, Research, Technology

Wheelchair Accessible Indoor Farm Designed

Lizzy Schultz

Indoor Farms of America recently announced the arrival of a new farm model to their product line. The state of the art Container Farm is specially designed to be fully operated by a person in a wheelchair, expanding the population of users who are able to enjoy the fulfillment of operating a vegetable farm that can produce a substantial income …

Ag Group, Farming, Technology, Urban Agriculture

Maglis from @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

As farmers are getting in planting mode, BASF Crop Protection is helping them plan ahead with Maglis, the new online agricultural platform launched at Commodity Classic, which is designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. The initial launch of Maglis IT platform is focused in North America, where the Maglis Customer Navigator allows BASF innovation specialists to …

Audio, BASF, Technology

Bayer Partnerships Invest in New Tech

Cindy Zimmerman

Searching for the latest in agricultural innovation, Bayer has formed strategic innovation partnerships with two leading venture capital firms in the past year. “Bayer is 150 years old and has a long and rich history of product development for agricultural uses,” said Geoff Kneen, Bayer R&D Licensing and New Ventures Manager for North America. “But we recognize there are technology …

Audio, Bayer, Technology

New Holland Announces New IntelliSteer Technology

Lizzy Schultz

New Holland announced a new addition to the PLM IntelliSteer integrated guidance system at the 2016 Commodity Classic. Andy Strickland, Western Region Sales Manager for New Holland’s precision products, was on hand during the event to talk more about PLM Intellisteer Light, and the benefits it offers growers across the nation. PLM IntelliSteer Light was designed and developed to add …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, New Holland, Technology