FPS18 Features Visual Demo of AMVAC SIMPAS

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical has been collaborating with the J. R. Simplot Company since last year to field test the proprietary Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System (SIMPAS). At the Farm Progress Show last week, the AMVAC tent featured a visual demonstration of how the system is being designed to work, from Prescription to Application to Results, and Simplot Regional SmartFarm Manager …

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Test Driving a Textron Prowler Pro

Chuck Zimmerman

During my final minutes at this year’s Farm Progress Show I visited Textron Off Road and rode along with Ben Smith in a new Prowler Pro. I got my turn after he walked me through the new features and benefits of this vehicle. Watch the video below to hear him explain what’s new with this Textron model. Where does Prowler …

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Smart Ag Driverless Tractor Demo at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

A driverless tractor demonstration stole the spotlight at the 2018 Farm Progress Show, especially since it was able to get out and in the field Tuesday before demos were cancelled for a day and a half due to weather. Ames, Iowa-based technology company Smart Ag introduced a full-stack software platform and aftermarket kit for driverless tractors. This revolutionary development in …

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2018 #FPS18 Bayer Grower Panel on Next Gen Ag

Chuck Zimmerman

The last in the series of Bayer Grower Panels during the Farm Progress Show focused on “Preparing for the next generation of ag – on and off the farm.” Moderated by Pam Fretwell, the panelists included Bob Arndt, Wisconsin farmer, Jill Bramble, Senior Vp & Chief Resource Development Officer, National 4-H Council, Greg Nickrent, Senior Relationship Manager with BMO Harris, …

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Bayer #FPS18 Grower Panel on Sustainability

Chuck Zimmerman

The second in the series of grower panels held at the Bayer tent during the Farm Progress Show was delayed to Wednesday morning. Moderating once again was Pam Fretwell. This panel focused on “How sustainable farming practices boost your bottom line.” The panelists were Trey Hill, Harborview Farms, Rock Hall, Maryland and the first Bayer ForwardFarm in the U.S. and …

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Bayer Discusses Integration With Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of people at the Farm Progress Show this week wearing different hats – or shirts – as a result of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, which just became final-final this month. There were former Monsanto people now working for Bayer and former Bayer people working for BASF now, and let’s just say it will take some time before …

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Weather Causes Early End to FPS18 Day One

Cindy Zimmerman

There’s always something new at Farm Progress Show and this year a big storm caused something that has never happened before – an evacuation and shut down of the show before noon. Rain had been in the forecast for the day, but everyone was hoping it would either miss us or not be too bad. However, when the storm was …

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Bayer Grower Panel on Smart Agronomics at #FPS18

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning in the Bayer tent growers got to listen to one of three panel discussions planned throughout this year’s show. Each panel will feature growers and experts who will share their advice and strategies that are paying off on their operations. The first of the Bayer grower panels was titled, “Smart Agronomic Decisions to Help Manage Farm Margins.” The …

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Old MacDonald Had a Daughter

Cindy Zimmerman

Female farmers have a new anthem thanks to the efforts of Land O’Lakes, song writer Liz Rose, and songstress Maggie Rose who collaborated to re-imagine the children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” introducing “She-I-O” for a new generation. The song and video featuring women on the farm is the cornerstone of the new All Together Better initiative from the …

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2018 ACE Conference Kicks Off

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) kicked off its 31st annual conference at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis discussing some of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Grit Wins” and ACE CEO Brian Jennings commended attendees for staying strong in the face of attacks oil refiners have launched on ethanol this …

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