Valmont Wins Two AE50 Awards During AG CONNECT

Joanna Schroeder

Valmont Industries took home two AE50 awards during the AG CONNECT Expo last week including one for its Base Station 2 with soil moisture monitor. Michele Stolte, with Valmont Industries, explained that with this system you can use the irrometer and then that information can be reported through their base stations and accessed at home. This aids the grower in …

Audio, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture

Satshot Offers AG CONNECT Attendees Online GIS System

Joanna Schroeder

During the AG CONNECT Expo last week, I spoke with Nathan Faleide, sales and marketing for Satshot. The company offers a GIS online system for the agricultural industry that handles and manages satellite imagery and other data for use in variable rate technology with a fertilization, seed and chemical all-in-one online mapping system. The system can be managed from anywhere …

Audio, Precision Agriculture

Catching Up With Trimble at AG CONNECT Expo

Joanna Schroeder

When Trimble launches a new product it’s available worldwide and next week Trimble will be launching several new products. I tried to coerce Guillermo Perez-Iturbe, the regional manager for Latin America, to give me a scoop during the AG CONNECT Expo, but he held out. Good for Trimble – bad for me. Today, the company has a suite of precision …

Audio, Precision Agriculture

Raven Slingshot Introduced at AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Precision agriculture technology is on display all over the AG CONNECT Expo show floor. I don’t think I’ve seen quite so many exhibits outside of a show dedicated to this growing technology application. Raven Industries is one of the companies exhibiting something new here at the show. I spoke with Marketing Manager, Ryan Molitor, this afternoon about Slingshot. He says …

Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Technology

What’s New With Trimble and Pioneer

Chuck Zimmerman

In this holiday shortened week the ZimmCast will feature two interviews I conducted at the recent NAFB convention to find out what’s new in the world of agribusiness from Trimble and Pioneer Hi-Bred. I interviewed George Huber, Trimble, who talks about virtual reference stations and “the connected farm.” He says this allows you to get data to and from your …

Audio, Corn, NAFB, Pioneer, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Ag Leader Opens Academy

Cindy Zimmerman

A blizzard was brewing outside but the brand new Ag Leader Academy was just getting warmed up yesterday in Ames, Iowa. ZimmComm’s Precision Pays website reporter Kurt Lawton was there for the kick off of the academy, along with more than 200 dealers who attended to learn about all the company’s new products and the steering technology and services gained …

Ag Leader, Precision Agriculture

Agriculture Evolves Under Ag Leader Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision farming took a step forward this week as Ag Leader Technology of Ames, Iowa and AutoFarm of Fremont, California joined forces to provide auto steering and assisted steering solutions to the marketplace. “We think the combination of the two companies’ products is going to provide some great efficiencies to the end user,” says Dave King, Ag Leader Marketing Communications …

Audio, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Trimble Precision On Display at Sunbelt

Chuck Zimmerman

The largest field demonstration of precision applications at Sunbelt Ag Expo was conducted by Trimble. I stopped and spoke with Matt Hesse, Autopilot Sales Manager. The company was showing various levels of precision integration. They had two different land leveling systems. One used a GPS control and one used a 2D laser system. They also had their new TrueGuide passive …

Precision Agriculture, Sunbelt Ag Expo, Video

Planting With Precision

Chuck Zimmerman

Precision agriculture applications continue to grow and develop and were on display at Sunbelt Ag Expo. Let’s use Precision Planting as an example. I spoke with Bruce Sauder about what is new with the company that producers were getting to see in their exhibit. He says that some of the new units that they’ve come out with this year include …

Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Ag Leader Technology Providing Insights Weekly

Chuck Zimmerman

Our Precision website welcomes new long term sponsor, Ag Leader Technology. Besides direct advertising on the site they’re sponsoring a weekly story called “Insights Weekly.” You can read the first installment below. As we’re well into the dog days of summer, Midwest corn and soybean harvest is looming larger. If you haven’t started combine prep already, it’s time to …

Advertising, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, ZimmComm Announcement