Jason Minton Joins Taranis as Chief Commercial Officer

Cindy Zimmerman

AI-powered crop intelligence company Taranis announces the appointment of former Bayer lead Jason Minton as Chief Commercial Officer. “Jason’s diverse leadership background within some of the most well-known agriculture companies will position him well to serve and lead Taranis’ commercial endeavors,” said Taranis Chief Executive Officer Opher Flohr. “His expertise in the field, along with his commitment to customer experience, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, AI, people, Precision Agriculture

Infusing Ag Tech Into the Future

Cindy Zimmerman

“Ag tech is the driver for all agriculture going forward,” declared VISION Conference keynote speaker Brian Lutz with Corteva Agriscience. However, when it comes to agricultural technology, there is a difference between solutions on the farm and the enabling technology that makes those solutions possible. Lutz, who is VP of Agricultural Solutions for Corteva, explained the difference by comparing tractors …

AgWired Precision, AI, Audio, Farm Machinery, Precision Agriculture, Technology

VISION 2024 Shaping the Future of Ag Tech

Cindy Zimmerman

The VISION Conference, now in its seventh year, is set to start the new year January 22-24 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa with a transformative event focused on building a sustainable value system in food, feed, fiber, and fuel. The conference will address critical topics such as as data-driven decision-making, barriers to adoption, cross-industry insights, and more. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, AI, Technology

AgGateway Wraps Up Successful Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

AgGateway wrapped up another successful annual meeting last week in Nashville with strong attendance despite the conflict with Agritechnica this year. “Our attendance numbers were up over last year, which were up over the year before,” said AgGateway President and CEO Brent Kemp at the end of the meeting. “We’re on a great trajectory, we’ve had great speakers, great engagement.” …

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AgGateway’s Jeremy Wilson Could Be Wrong

Cindy Zimmerman

Most people in the precision agriculture space know AgGateway Executive Vice President Jeremy Wilson with his more than three decades of diverse agriculture experience serving farmers including crop insurance, data collection and analysis, systems development, and field agronomy. He could arguably be called the most passionate person in the precision ag industry. But, he could be wrong. That was the …

AgGateway, AgWired Precision, AI, Audio, Precision Agriculture

AgGateway Meeting Explores AI in Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Brooks Hamilton has been studying artificial intelligence for over 20 years, since “before AI was cool,” and he was the keynote speaker for the opening general session at the AgGateway annual meeting this week in Nashville. His presentation was on the “Seismic Changes” the AI revolution is bringing that will “reshape the industrial fabric.” Hamilton was thrilled to be able …

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Athian Names New VP of Sales and Marketing

Cindy Zimmerman

Athian has named Corey Scott of Scandia, Minn., an experienced livestock sustainability professional, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Athian, Scott spent 15 years in food agriculture, most recently with Truterra LLC, the sustainability division of Land O’Lakes. She received her Executive MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Carlson School of Business. …

AgWired Precision, AI, Dairy, Livestock, people, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Making Autonomy Work in Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers growers greater efficiency, from self-driving technology to a multitude of applications in the field from planting to postharvest. But in the unstructured environments of agriculture nothing is ever as simple as it seems. The recent VISION Conference explored that topic in a session called “Making Autonomy Work in Agriculture,” featuring insights and perspectives from companies that …

AI, Audio, robotics, Technology

How Technology Will Help Future Food System

Cindy Zimmerman

Rob Dongoski is the Global Food & Agribusiness Lead with the corporate consulting firm EY (Ernst & Young) which has as its purpose to build a better working world. His purpose as keynote speaker for day two of the 2023 VISION Conference was to discuss How Technology Will Enable the Future Food System – from Producers to Consumers. As consumers …

AgWired Precision, AI, Audio, Food

Autonomy is Driving New Partnerships in Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

With the value of the autonomous farming sector forecast to reach $95 billion by 2027 the promise of business growth is leading to interesting partnerships and investment agreements. “Autonomy Makes Strange Bedfellows” was the title of a panel at the 2023 VISION Conference this week organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and moderated by Senior Vice President Curt …

AEM, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, AI, Audio, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, robotics, Technology