Precision Ag News 9/1

Carrie Muehling

The co-founder of the Soil Health Academy (SHA), David Brandt, has stepped down from his position as president. Brandt, an Ohio farmer, cover crop innovator and soil health pioneer, has served as president of the regenerative farming education organization since its inception in 2017. Dawn Breitkreutz, who currently serves on the SHA board of directors as treasurer, has been selected …

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Precision Ag News 8/25

Carrie Muehling

Beck’s announces the purchase of the Bayer processing plant in Beaman, Iowa, for the use of soybean production and processing. The fully operational site in Grundy County will provide Beck’s with soybean seed processing capabilities and additional warehousing. GROWMARK celebrates the work of the three Illinois producers just named 2021 Master Farmers by Prairie Farmer magazine. This year’s Illinois Master …

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On a Mission to Find AgriTech Startups

Cindy Zimmerman

Good Company, Agoro Carbon Alliance, Strauss Israel, Smart Agro Fund, alongside LeumiTech, Meitar, ERB and AWS have launched their AgTech Mission seeking startups that re-envision how food and other agricultural products are grown, harvested, packaged, stored, transported, processed and sold. Startups may be focused on all sectors of the “operation system” of food – to be more efficient, sustainable and …

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Precision Ag News 8/18

Carrie Muehling

Topcon Agriculture has further strengthened its commitment to the industry through a major sponsorship with the National FFA Organization. Topcon committed to becoming a sponsor of the National FFA Agricultural Proficiency Award for “Grain Production – Entrepreneurship.” The sponsorship also includes a series of five Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grants to help FFA members fund their individual projects in any …

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Precision Ag News 8/11

Carrie Muehling

AgLaunch and Farm Journal are pleased to open applications for the third Row Crop Challenge to select leading startup companies addressing the biggest problems in production agriculture. Applications are being accepted through September 6. Start-up companies who are interested in the AgLaunch365 accelerator can apply here. John Deere has added the 6120EH Tractor to its lineup to meet the needs …

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Meister Media Pleased with Inaugural Tech Hub LIVE

Cindy Zimmerman

Attendees at the first-ever Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo addressed digital data-driven agriculture from all angles at the premier event. Nearly 600 agriculture and technology professionals gathered in-person last month for the first-ever Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo to gain actionable, practical knowledge and to connect with others across the entire precision community. “No matter where you are …

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Consultants Lead the Way in Ag Tech

Carrie Muehling

Consultant Kylen Hunt led a panel on Serving Large Farm Operations and Other Business Challenges at Tech Hub Live. His focus in agriculture is on adoption planning, which he said few people are doing today. “When you build an adoption plan, then a grower has something to look forward to with the technology adoption, and that’s something that we’ve found …

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The Intersection of Technology and Ag Retail

Cindy Zimmerman

The ag retail model is on the cusp of a transformation, as more and more technology is introduced to the market. This technology is making it easier to connect with and provide value to farmers, but also requires ag retail to adopt these new methods to stay relevant in today’s ever-changing world. At the recent Tech Hub LIVE Conference Matt …

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Koch Agronomic Services at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Koch Agronomic Services was one of the companies exhibiting at the Ag Media Summit this week in Kansas City. Tim Laatsch, director of agronomy, says it gave them a chance to meet with ag media and tell them what is new with Koch. “At Koch we strive to be the leading technology solutions provider to maximize plant performance and minimize …

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Precision Ag News 8/4

Carrie Muehling

Traction has introduced a new lineup of agronomy management tools for both service providers and farmers. Solutions include an agronomy mobile app and web application, designed for soil sampling, soil fertility, lab integrations, recommendations and prescription generation. The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, has announced that six new …

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