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

John Deere Works for Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

The ag retailers who supply products and services are the main point of contact between John Deere and the farmers who put them to work. “They’re the ones that really serve the customer at the local level,” said Chip Donahue, manager of business segment strategy for Deere. He and colleague Randy Kasperbauer, product manager for the API platform, gave a …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Info Ag, John Deere, Video

Talking with FMC at Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

In my first chance to visit with the sponsor of our coverage of this year’s Ag Media Summit, FMC, I visited with Tom Becker (left) and Brent Neuberger. The focus of their remarks are on FMC’s pending Dupont transaction. For starters, when that transaction is complete Tom says it will provide more products to offer growers. He says these products …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont, FMC, Video

Facebook Live from Deere at #InfoAg17

Jamie Johansen

Today is the last day of the 2017 InfoAg Conference in St. Louis and we had the chance yesterday to stream a tour of what’s new from John Deere for ag retailers. John Deere representatives guided us through AgLogic, Field Connect, ExactApply sprayer and the John Deere Operations Center in the video below. Watch and learn more about Deere’s solutions …

Info Ag, John Deere, Video

ASTA Shares Story of Plant Breeding

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has released a new animated video as the latest installment in ASTA’s Better Seed, Better Life initiative. The video, produced in conjunction with CropLife International, explores the history, and future, of plant breeding-from the ancient domestication of wild crops, to gene editing and beyond. Check out the video below, and share it using the …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Seed, Video

Adapt-N Brings Value to Farmers a Million Times a Day

Cindy Zimmerman

Agronomic Technology Corp – a leader in agricultural field modeling for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer – has just surpassed over one million daily nitrogen recommendations and is nearing one billion cumulative platform recommendations. The company provides Adapt-N and N-Insight and is adding additional crop, nutrient, soil, and yield solutions to its platform. “We’ve gained traction because the value to …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Precision Agriculture, Video

Taking DC Bureaucrats to the Farm

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association recently joined with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Seed Trade Association to host officials from EPA and USDA for demonstrations on planting practices, seed treatments, and equipment innovations in an effort to help them understand modern farming. The event took place on the working farm of NCGA Chairman Chip Bowling in …

AEM, AgWired Precision, ASTA, NCGA, Seed, Technology, Video

Through the Eyes of a Farmer Series

Chuck Zimmerman

The Georgia Peanut Commission is showing farming from the perspective of a farmer with a video series titled, “Through the Eyes of a Farmer.” This episode features a visit with Lee Cromley, farmer from Bulloch Co. Cromley in partnership with his brother, farms cotton and peanuts. You can find more in the series on the Georgia Peanuts Facebook page or …

Ag Group, Peanuts, Video

Celebrating 60 years of NAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as the nation’s largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness so we decided to check in with a couple of the more “seasoned” professionals at the annual conference last week on how the organization has grown over the years. The first person we talked to was Gary Vorpahl with …

Agribusiness, Hoard's Dairyman, NAMA, Video

Meet the Student #NAMA17 Winners

Jamie Johansen

The 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference is more than just home to professional development and networking for those already in the field of ag marketing. Student NAMA chapters from across the country come to compete in the Student Marketing Competitions. Chapters spend the entire school year on a marketing project that gives them a taste of what it will be like once …

Ag Group, NAMA, Social Media, Video