Season’s Greeting from Joyent

Chuck Zimmerman

Have a Happy Holidays from Joyent. If you’ve ever wondered how or why ZimmComm websites like are always up and work so well then just think Joyent. Season’s Greetings from our team to yours. Looking back with appreciation for your business and looking forward to supporting your success in the coming new year. Henry Wasik


The Next Generation Wireless Farm Networking is Here

Jamie Johansen

Ayrstone Productivity has brought it’s customers faster, longer, easier outdoor WiFi coverage. The next generation AyrMesh Hub2n will include 802.11n connectivity, expanded network security and outdoor range extension of up to 7.5 miles. This new technology puts farmers into the next phase of productivity improvement via wireless signals and hands-free data capture. With long-range wireless networks farmers can quickly and …

Internet, Technology

Farm Foundation Tackles Rural Internet Connectivity

John Davis

Walk down the street in most major American cities today, it’s pretty easy to get a high-speed wireless Internet hook-up. But move away from the city lights and into rural America, and it’s a different story. Too many farms lack real access to the web … ironic considering how much more reliant agribusiness has become on the Internet. Our friends …

Farm Foundation, Internet

2013 USDA-NASS Farm Computer Report

Chuck Zimmerman

The latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report, “Farm Computer Usage and Ownership Report” (pdf) is now available. As you would expect, there’s more computer ownership and usage and more high speed internet access with less dialup. You can find the full report here with breakout statistics by state. Here’s a summary of the data. DSL was the most common …

Internet, USDA

MyAgCentral: Getting All Info in One Place

John Davis

Recently, we told you about a new cloud-based precision data service called During the recent 2013 InfoAg Conference, Chuck was able to catch up with Steve Cubbage, the President of Prime Meridian, a company behind and find out a little more. “It’s a subscription-based service for growers, retailers and service providers that brings technology together,” Steve said. “There’s …

Agribusiness, Audio, Internet

Connecting Farmers, Advisors and Precision Data

Talia Goes

Farmers looking to better leverage field data and expertise from their local advisor partners now have access to a new tool. Newly launched MyAgCentral is designed to bridge the gap between farmers and their trusted local advisors, allowing both to more easily exchange data and develop plans using a single online dashboard. The dashboard lets the farmer pull data from …

Agribusiness, Internet, Precision Agriculture

Replace Google Reader – Subscribe to AgWired

Chuck Zimmerman

Google Reader goes bye bye today. So what do you do now? I shouldn’t assume you use Google Reader or even know what a news feed reader is I guess so let’s step back a moment. Services like Google Reader allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds. That would be a distribution mechanism for all kinds of information. It’s used …

Internet, Technology

dishNET Learning From Rural America

Chuck Zimmerman

DISH Network wants everyone in rural America to have internet access. That’s why they launched dishNET last fall. Now they’re going a little further by bundling DISH tv & entertainment with dishNET. They’re also reaching out to rural Americans and various organizations to find ways to capitalize on the economic and educational opportunities that internet access provides. I found them …

AFBF, Ag Groups, Internet

E-marketplace Connecting Farmers

Melissa Sandfort

A new website recently launched,, is a U.S.-based niche e-marketplace to connect farmers, growers and agriculture companies in a similar way as they might through broad e-commerce platforms, such as Amazon. Essentially, it is a way for farmers, growers and agriculture companies to market their products directly to consumers and other companies, via an online platform. One of the …

Agribusiness, Farming, Internet

Precision Ag is Cloud Mobile

Chuck Zimmerman

Cloud management of data for precision ag applications and more is just a natural part of the continuing technology revolution and it is now here thanks to AgIntegrated which is launching their Onsite service very soon. To learn more about Onsite and AgIntegrated I spoke with Mike Santostefano, Director of Marketing and Business Development. Mike says that during the last …

Agribusiness, Audio, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Technology, ZimmCast