2023 Ag Tech Awards of Excellence

Cindy Zimmerman

Tech Hub LIVE 2023 honored industry leaders this week with the CropLife Ag Tech Awards of Excellence, part of the Global Ag Tech Initiative. CropLife Media editor Eric Sfiligoj presented the annual awards. Clark Bell of Aqua-Yield was presented with the Legacy in Ag Tech Award. Under his leadership, Aqua-Yield has developed a technology unlike anything else in the market, …

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NASA Has a Role in Supporting Ag Tech

Cindy Zimmerman

It was 1972 when NASA launched Landsat 1, the first satellite designed to study our planet, and with it came a revolution in remote sensing technology for agriculture. Dr. Alyssa Whitcraft has a lead role in NASA’s two major agricultural programs today and she was keynote speaker for the 2023 Tech Hub LIVE opening general session to a standing room …

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Women in Ag Tech Hold First Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

A new organization was born in Des Moines this week at the 2023 Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo – Women in Ag Tech or WiAT (pronounced wyatt). It was a year ago at the 2022 Tech Hub LIVE in Indianapolis that Meister Media Worldwide CEO Gary Fitzgerald mentioned the idea to new CropLive Media Group Editor Lara Sowinski and …

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Greater Des Moines Welcomes Tech Hub LIVE

Cindy Zimmerman

The Greater Des Moines Partnership went all out to welcome the 3rd Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo back to Des Moines where it all began just two short years ago. The biggest crowd for the event yet gathered for fun and games, great food and fellowship with a ’90s theme at Ricochet in downtown Des Moines just a stroll …

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Third Tech Hub LIVE Spotlights Innovative Companies

Cindy Zimmerman

The third annual Tech Hub LIVE is set to open its doors next week and bring together the largest gathering yet of ag tech practitioners, thought leaders, and innovative solution providers, with some of the industry’s leading companies on display. Tech Hub LIVE offers an unparalleled opportunity for ag retailers, distributors, consultants, manufacturers, and other stakeholders in the ag supply …

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Third Tech Hub LIVE Ready for Action

Cindy Zimmerman

Organizers of the third annual Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo, July 24-26 in Des Moines, are expecting it to be the best one yet. “This will be the biggest Tech Hub LIVE,” said conference program chair Lara Sowinski, CropLife Media. “Our sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, all the numbers are exceeding what we’ve had previously.” The event debuted in Des Moines …

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ZimmCast 713 – The Work of AgGateway

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. In this episode I am sharing a couple of interviews from the AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting. One of those is with Andres Ferrerya, Data Asset Manager for Syngenta Digital. The kind of work that he does and the work of AgGateway can get pretty technical but he describes it in a clear …

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Tech Hub LIVE Announces Keynote Presenter

Cindy Zimmerman

The Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo, taking place July 24-26th in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced Dr. Alyssa Whitcraft as the keynote presenter for this year’s event. Whitcraft is well-known in the field of agricultural technology, dedicating her career to harnessing the power of cutting-edge technologies to address the challenges faced by the agricultural industry and her work continues …

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AgGateway Working Groups Making Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

The AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting this week in Altoona, Iowa is the place where the work of digital connectivity gets done. AgGateway Executive Vice President Jeremy Wilson says the organization gathers in the middle of the year so working groups on various topics can meet in person to share ideas and discuss solutions and possibly wrap up some of their projects. …

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AgGateway Conducting Mid-Year Business

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2023 AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting is all about business. Working groups on various organizational resource programs are meeting this week to complete projects and work on projects still in process. In the photo are first-timer attendees getting an orientation about AgGateway before the real work starts. Prior to this week’s meeting I spoke with Brent Kemp, AgGateway President/CEO, for a …

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