Shannon Oleen Shares Tips and Tricks with #NAFB15

Kelly Marshall

Shannon Oleen recently shook up the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention with a little information about building your business and your brand.  As a business owner and a millennial herself, Oleen has a lot of experience connecting with customers and clients through online platforms, email marketing, and social media. “Communication is the fundamental piece for all of us …

Agribusiness, NAFB, Social Media, Technology

NeATA Asks Farmers to Save the Date

Kelly Marshall

The University of Nebraska is asking farmers to mark their calendars for the upcoming Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association Conference.  The event will be held February 3-4 in Lincoln, NE at a new locations in the Nebraska Innovation Campus Center.  The keynote speaker for the conference will be Governor Pete Ricketts. You can follow the NeATA on Facebook and Twitter for …

Ag Group, Events, Technology

SXSW Eco Announces Conference Lineup

Kelly Marshall

SXSW Eco® is a conference that celebrates the power of design, technology and business to drive global change.  They recently announced their final keynote speaker for the 2015 conference as Isha Datar, CEO of New Harvest. Datar’s area of interest is accelerating breakthroughs in cellular agriculture. Currently New Harvest is focused on making animal products without animals. “SXSW Eco is about …

Agribusiness, Events, Technology

Online Data Tool from FarmLink, Progressive Farmer

Kelly Marshall

Arriving for the 2016 planting season, growers will soon be able to subscribe to an online tool through DTN/The Progressive Farmer and FarmLink. The two companies have announced an agreement to develop a new dashboard product to help farmers evaluate productivity.  Combining DTN/The Progressive Farmer’s local weather stations and cash market information from FarmLink allows for a new product that will give …

Agribusiness, data, Marketing, Precision Agriculture, Technology, Weather

InterDrone Conference Early Registration Deadline

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s an update on the upcoming first ever International Drone Conference and Expo – InterDrone. Carl Berndtson, Business Development Consultant, BZ Media, wants to first remind everyone that the early-bird deadline for a big registration discount is August 21. If you register before August 21 use the discount code FLYIT on a 3 day pass for an extra discount courtesy …

Technology, UAV

Ayrestone Productivity Making Data Transer Efficient

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s a revolution coming in agriculture, and it has to do with technology and how data is managed. “There’s just a lot more devices today that talk on a network and more coming all the time,” Bill Moffitt with Ayrstone Productivity told Chuck during the recent InfoAg Conference. His company offers producers long-range wi-fi networks that can cover up to …

Audio, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, Technology

AgNerd Cloud – Galaxy S6

Chuck Zimmerman

I promised you a review of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. It’s that time. I’ve been using this phone for several weeks now and have included a Tech 21 minimalist case and screen cover. My go to and main phone is an iPhone 6 but I carry this second phone with a different carrier (Verizon) to make sure I …

AgNerd, Gadgets, Technology

TekWear in Elite 8 for TAG Business Launch Competition

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations to AgNerd Extraordinaire Bruce Rasa, TekWear. According to his FB feed his company has placed in the elite 8 of a major Georgia-based business launch competition. Team TekWear has been selected as an ‘Elite 8’ finalist for the TAG Business Launch Competition. The contest began this spring with more than 100+ companies. TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) is a …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Technology

World Backup Day

Chuck Zimmerman

When was the last time you backed up your computer? Your phone? Your tablet? Your memory cards? Hopefully you know the answer to that. If you haven’t then do it today – World Backup Day. This infographic was sent to me by Cloudwards. Click on it to see the rest of the graphic. March 31st has been declared World Backup …

AgNerd, Events, Gadgets, Technology