Bytes: Tech That Feeds Us

Carrie Muehling

KEENAN CEO Robert Walker explored the future of technology and data as it relates to agriculture and the food chain at ONE 18: The Alltech Ideas Conference. “Ag tech is shrinking the food chain,” said Walker. “It’s making communication up and down the food chain a lot better, quicker, and ultimately that is going to be to the benefit of …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, KEENAN, Technology

Four Alltech Global Accelerator Internal Startups

Carrie Muehling

Eight Pearse Lyons Accelerator startup companies were introduced at the recent ONE Ideas Conference, including four that are internal to Alltech. Rebecca Noble works in Alltech’s business development for crop science division. She describes Adentro as a crop protection brand of the future, using new science and new research. The name of the company translates to “inside” or “within.” Noble …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Apps, Audio, Crop Science, Dairy, Livestock, Technology

Four Alltech Global Accelerator External Startups

Carrie Muehling

In its second year of existence, The Pearse Lyons Accelerator is adding eight new agriculture startups, featured at this year’s ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. Four internal and four external companies make up this year’s participants. Israel-based eggXYt provides technology that allows hatcheries and chicken breeders to detect the gender of chicken embryos. The goal is to stop the unnecessary …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Apps, Audio, Livestock, Technology

CUTC Extends Poster Submission Deadline

Chuck Zimmerman

The Corn Utilization & Technology Conference (CUTC) just announced that the deadline for posters to be submitted has been extended to Friday, May 18, 2018. There are a number of categories that you can submit a poster to including: The professional category for both general and mycotoxin posters General session student posters Mycotoxin student posters The Poster session is a …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Technology

BVLOS Will Open the Skies

Chuck Zimmerman

In case you didn’t know, BVLOS stands for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight. It’s something you can’t do commercially flying a drone right now. However, PrecisionHawk, working with the Federal Aviation Administration, has conducted research on conducting BVLOS and summarized it in a new report. Image from the PrecisionHawk website. PrecisionHawk Inc., a leading provider of drone technology for the …

AgNerd, AgWired Precision, Drones, Precision Agriculture, Technology, UAV

ZimmCast on Ag Careers and Farm Wifi

Chuck Zimmerman

This week’s program includes two Golden ZimmComm Microphone interviews from #NAMA18 (Agri-Marketing Conference). Featured are Matt Wetterson, Kayla Portwood and Melissa Williams with GROWMARK. Matt talks about his responsibilities with GROWMARK and challenges and opportunities. Kayla and Melissa talk about Ag Careers and how important reaching out to young people who want to work in the industry is to GROWMARK. You’ll …

AgNerd, Audio, Education, Employment, Internet, NAMA, Rural Lifestyle, Technology, ZimmCast

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