Panel Discusses Broadband Connectivity at Classic

Carrie Muehling

Visitors to the Commodity Classic Trade Show had an opportunity to listen to a panel assembled by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The Agricultural Executive Panel: The Infrastructure for New Technology is part of the AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 Initiative, recognizing the gap between broadband infrastructure and production agriculture. The group included Nebraska corn and soybean grower Brandon Hunnicut, …

AEM, Audio, Commodity Classic, Technology

Pinnacle 2020: The Next Generation in Grain Drying

Carrie Muehling

The Mathews Company has been manufacturing grain drying systems for close to 65 years. The company built its first continuous flow grain dryer in 1957 and now offers four different drying styles to serve farmers growing a variety of grains. Company President Joe Shulfer said the Pinnacle control system has become a standard for grain drying systems, and this year’s …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Grains, National Farm Machinery Show, Technology

Deere Gen 4 Displays Compatible With Ag Leader SMS™

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere Generation 4 CommandCenter™ Displays and Ag Leader Technology SMS™ software are now compatible thanks to John Deere’s Ag Data Application Programming Toolkit (ADAPT) plug-in. As a result, producers and their trusted advisors can now easily transfer data from John Deere Generation 4 CommandCenter™ Displays into Ag Leader SMS™ software for spraying and other field applications. Deanna Kovar, Director …

AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Technology

ZimmDot by Echo

Chuck Zimmerman

“Alexa, where in the world is the Golden ZimmComm Microphone?” No, that’s not an Alexa skill yet. But we’re looking into skills for the hottest product of the latest holiday season – the Echo Dot (and the rest of the Echo family). We’re affectionately calling this one you see, the ZimmDot. There are actually quite a few ZimmDots being activated …

Apps, Communications, Technology

Deere ExactApply™ Nozzle Control System Wins AE50 Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has recognized the ExactApply™ Nozzle Control System from John Deere with the AE50 Award for 2018. The award highlights the year’s most innovative designs in product engineering in the food and agriculture industry, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. Introduced in 2016, the ExactApply Nozzle Control system provides …

Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Technology

Farmers Edge and Planet Bringing Daily Imagery to the Farm

Cindy Zimmerman

Global decision agriculture leader Farmers Edge™ today announced a strategic partnership with global satellite data company Planet to provide game-changing global monitoring data and platform capabilities to farmers. Planet operates the world’s largest fleet of earth imaging satellites and Farmers Edge is now a sole distributor for Planet in key agricultural regions, with the right to use and distribute high-resolution, …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farmers Edge, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Alltech Talks Farm of the Future LIVE

Jamie Johansen

Alltech hosted a live video event on the future of agriculture and technology with a panel of agribusiness experts discussing and debating their thoughts on the future of the agricultural industry, new consumer demographics and demands, ag technology, big data, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition. Continue to follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #FarmingTheFuture. Great questions were posed, thought-provoking …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Consumers, Farming, Food, Technology, Video

John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

Farming just keeps getting smarter thanks to new technology like that being developed by Blue River Technology. It certainly caught the attention of John Deere which just announced acquisition of Blue River. To learn more about what Blue River Technology does and what this means to John Deere and its customers I spoke by phone with Willy Pell, Director of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, John Deere, Technology

CropTrak Continues Steady Success

Cindy Zimmerman

In an industry where tech start-ups abound, CropTrak is a self-made success story in the precision ag space by simply selling a good product that people want to buy. The company started in 2009 and has just continued to grow year after year “with a little rinky dink booth at InfoAg” and little to no marketing, as VP of sales …

AgWired Precision, CropTrak, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, software, Technology, Video