Reports From Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

The president-elect of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting sent in a couple of interviews he did at Commodity Classic about precision agriculture. Randy Koenen of KTIC/KWPN/Rural Radio Network in West Point, Nebraska interviewed Laura Robson of John Deere AMS about the “Reach for the Stars” program. Randy Interview with Laura (1:30 min mp3) Randy also talked with Kyle Collins …

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

This Precision Ag Minute is about how yield monitors can help increase profits. Peter Shinn with Brownfield Network talked to one Nebraska farmer about how grid sampling showed him how much his farm’s nutrient demands vary, which is helping him save money. Find out more about John Deere’s Harvest Doc and Harvest Monitor here. You can listen to the latest …

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Making Risk Management Easier

Cindy Zimmerman

Dennis Daggett, Senior Vice President of John Deere Risk Protection (JDRP) was a busy guy at the Commodity Classic trade show talking to growers about how new reports from Apex Farm Management software can help them capture important crop information and data to simplify the reporting process for crop insurance. “John Deere Risk Protection is a new group to John …

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OptiGro Grows into Corn and Wheat

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn and wheat growers visiting the 2007 Commodity Classic this week can find out about a new system that can help them optimize yields while improving use-efficiency of nitrogen and other inputs. It’s called the OptiGro System, and according to John Mann, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for John Deere Agri-Services, it has already been used successfully by cotton growers. …

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AgriTalk at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

AgriTalk was live here in Tampa, Florida on the first official day of the Commodity Classic interviewing a number of representatives. Pictured here with AgriTalk host Mike Adams (right) from left to right are Kyle Collins, John Deere Ag Management Solutions; Bob Callanan, American Soybean Association; and Barry Nelson with John Deere. AgriTalk’s opening segment from Classic featured Barry and …

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Reach for the Stars Winners Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

Fifteen lucky soybean growers from around the country will soon receive a premium-level precision ag system worth more than $20,000 to use on their operation for the 2007 growing season as the winners of the “Reach For The Stars” contest, a joint effort of the American Soybean Association and John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS). More than 400 growers registered …

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The Precision Ag Minute

Cindy Zimmerman

In addition to posting regular information on precision agriculture here John Deere is also sponsoring a regular audio program called the Precision Ag Minute. Besides airing on radio stations we’ll be posting the program for you to listen to here as well. The program is being produced by Peter Shinn at Brownfield. The latest program is about the benefits of …

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John Deere Says Reach For The Stars

Cindy Zimmerman

The sponsor of precision.agwired.com is John Deere and one of the programs they have devoted to precision farming is called “Reach For The Stars.” This is an especially timely post with Commodity Classic coming up this week in Tampa, FL. In fact, I’ll be there to bring you all the latest from John Deere at this annual event which is …

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