WEDA Acquires Friend Management Systems™

cindy zimmerman

Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) announced today that it is acquiring Friend Management Systems (FMS), pairing two leading providers of management consulting and professional development services for equipment dealers. Friend Management is a Canadian-based management consulting firm providing leadership development and peer-to-peer learning to agricultural, consumer, and golf equipment dealerships in Canada, United States and Australia. The company is also …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, WEDA

Equipment Dealers Fighting Tax Policy Changes

cindy zimmerman

The 2018 Oklahoma state legislature has seen several bills this session that seek to increase revenue by making tax policy changes that would impact the agriculture industry at an already difficult time, and the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) says they expect more such challenges in the future. WEDA Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Wareham explains that the Oklahoma …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, WEDA

Deere’s Lagemann New AEM Vice Chair

carrie muehling

John D. Lagemann is the new Vice Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), filling the unexpired officer term of recently retired Jim Walker of CNH Industrial. Lagemann is Deere & Co. Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4. Lagemann has served in AEM leadership roles since 2001. AEM has also elected CNH Industrial’s Scott Harris to …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Audio, CNH, John Deere

Credenz Soybeans Building on Strong History

carrie muehling

Bayer CropScience is seeing rapid growth in the use of its Credenz soybean varieties. In 2018, Credenz sales broke into the top ten out of more than 150 soybean brands available in the United States. The strength of the Credenz soybean brand continues to be the fact that it is based on the LibertyLink system, which is outstanding for both …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Soybean

Nebraska Water for Food at 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

cindy zimmerman

The 8th World Water Forum, held in Brazil last month, drew more than 20,000 participants from 170 countries to focus on the challenges and solutions to ensuring water security around the world. The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) coordinated the Water for Food track of sessions with the Food and Agriculture …

AgWired Precision, Audio, International, Irrigation, water, Water for Food

U.S. Farmers Advocate for Trade in SE Asia

jamie johansen

Ag Supply Chain Asia 2018 took place in Surabaya, Indonesia March 20-22. The event, organized by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and U.S. Grains Council (USGC), took international attendees ‘Beyond the Horizon of Food and Agriculture.’ Relationships sit center-stage even in the international marketplace and putting a face to the U.S. farmer is pivotal for buyers of U.S. agricultural …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, trade, USGC, USSEC

Insect Control in Cotton with Prevathon

jamie johansen

One of the new products creating buzz from FMC Corporation is Prevathon, which offers insect control in BT cotton. We were able to stop by the FMC booth at the 2018 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show to learn why cotton growers will want to take advantage of Prevathon this growing season. “Reseach has shown that at least one application of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Cotton, Farm & Gin Show, FMC

John Deere Connected Support Helps Dealers Help Growers

cindy zimmerman

John Deere Connected Support Expert Alerts was honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) with the AE50 Award for 2018 as one of the most innovative designs in product engineering in the food and agriculture industry. But for John Deere dealers, what it means is helping their customers reduce downtime and save money, and that gives …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

Scholar Farms Offers Masterclass for Drones

chuck zimmerman

If you’ve got a drone and are looking for some lessons then you need to talk to Dr. Greg Crutsinger, Founder, Scholar Farms. You can listen to my conversation with him about his newly announced Phytomappers Pro Masterclass below. This course explains how to integrate drones into commercial workflows for agriculture, forestry, environmental consultancies, scientific research and other plant-related industries. …

AgNerd, AgWired Precision, Audio, Drones, UAV

FMC Offers Season Long Disease Protection

cindy zimmerman

Kyle Bauer, KFRM, visits with FMC’s Matt Wiggins at Commodity Classic FMC ever-growing portfolio of products offers corn, soybean and wheat farmers season-long protection from the top disease threats. At Commodity Classic, FMC Technical Service Manager Matt Wiggins was talking about the three primary solutions they offer for diseases such as Northern corn leaf blight, grey leaf spot, frog-eye leaf …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Fungicide