Announcing the Winner of iPad mini Giveaway

Melissa Sandfort

ipad-miniThe winner of our iPad mini Giveaway Contest has been picked via random selection and he is Nick Leibold of New Hampton, IA. Nick farms about 600 acres of corn and 400 acres of soybeans.

Cindy visited with Nick by phone to let him know about his winning and to learn a little bit about how Precision.AgWired.com for his family farming operation. He says he’s been using precision ag in his farming operation for about ten years now including auto steer, yield monitor and row shutoffs on his planter. He says, “On the planter I’ll do a split variety and that way when I harvest I know which variety is which and I can compare strips across the field. I use it a lot for variety selection.” He uses it to farm more efficiently.

When it comes to his new iPad mini he says his dealer says he can hook up an iPad to help him record the different varieties he’s planting and then take it out to the field later when he’s scouting and find spots where he has been.

Nick is also very involved with the Iowa Corn Growers serving on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. It’s important to him to see that those corn checkoff dollars are being put to good use.

Listen to Cindy visit with Nick here: Interview with Nick Leibold

Thank you to everyone who has entered our contest. The iPad has become an increasingly useful tool for precision farming today. More and more apps are being developed to utilize this mobile technology and we hope Nick will find the iPad mini a great addition to his toolbox!

What do you think of our first contest? Want to see more product giveaways? Chime in using comments and let us know.

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  1. We use row clutches seed command and direct command on the planter for seed and fertilizer to automatically turn on an off sections of the planter to save on overlap of seed and fertilizer. We also have direct command section control on the sprayer to turn sections on and of automatically and to make it easier for variable rating of products.

  2. We use row clutches seed command and direct command on the planter for seed and fertilizer to automatically turn on an off sections of the planter to save on overlap of seed and fertilizer. We also have direct command section control on the sprayer to turn sections on and of automatically and to make it easier for variable rating of products.

  3. We recommend as many precision ag technologies as possible because we can see the benefits of them in the field. I believe the use of Twitter in agriculture is going to be extremely crucial in the future to inform the “uninformed” about the economical and efficient practices of modern day farming. Getting farmers to utilize precision ag, tablets, and smart phones is extremely important and now we are beginning to explore the benefits of a quadcopter that can fly a couple hundred feet above the crop to really gain a different perspective during the growing season.

  4. We recommend as many precision ag technologies as possible because we can see the benefits of them in the field. I believe the use of Twitter in agriculture is going to be extremely crucial in the future to inform the “uninformed” about the economical and efficient practices of modern day farming. Getting farmers to utilize precision ag, tablets, and smart phones is extremely important and now we are beginning to explore the benefits of a quadcopter that can fly a couple hundred feet above the crop to really gain a different perspective during the growing season.

  5. I enjoy reading the precision pays, as I head a project on precision agriculture after getting trained at Dr.Raj Khosla’s lab at CSU, presently running in Karnataka State in India covering three major crops namely cotton,pigeonpea and paddy with more than 100 acres in each crop. This is farmer participatory project and our farmers through our project are familiar with uses of DGPS,Green seeker and other PA tools . Thanks to Dr.Raj Khosla for his consistent mentoring of our activities. Things are changing in our farmers’ style of farming too.

  6. I enjoy reading the Precision.AgWired.com, as I head a project on precision agriculture after getting trained at Dr.Raj Khosla’s lab at CSU, presently running in Karnataka State in India covering three major crops namely cotton,pigeonpea and paddy with more than 100 acres in each crop. This is farmer participatory project and our farmers through our project are familiar with uses of DGPS,Green seeker and other PA tools . Thanks to Dr.Raj Khosla for his consistent mentoring of our activities. Things are changing in our farmers’ style of farming too.

  7. Rtk having repeatability has given the ability to plant over a band of fertilizer. Giving us a better yields with lowering our input costs

  8. Rtk having repeatability has given the ability to plant over a band of fertilizer. Giving us a better yields with lowering our input costs

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