Soybean Grower Award for John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

Deere and Company was honored for its support of the American Soybean Association at the organization’s annual banquet last week in Tampa. Accepting the award from ASA President Rick Ostlie (right) on behalf of John Deere was Don Borgman, director of Agricultural Industry Relations for John Deere’s North American operation. Deere partnered with ASA on the “Reach for the Stars” …

Commodity Classic, Education, Equipment, General, Reach for the Stars

Commodity Classic Photo Album

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision agriculture was definitely in the spotlight at the 2007 Commodity Classic in Tampa. Attendance at the meeting was over 4,000 with wheat growers joining the corn and soybean grower groups for the first time. Here’s a link to a set of photos from around and about the show. Take a look and see if you spot anyone you know!

Commodity Classic, General

Introducing Corn and Wheat OptiGro to the Media

Cindy Zimmerman

There are about 100 agricultural reporters attending the 2007 Commodity Classic this week in Tampa who are busy writing, recording and photographing the events and products to bring back to those who are unable to attend. Many of those reporters were on hand Friday for the introduction of John Deere’s OptiGro System for corn and wheat growers. John Mann, Vice …

Commodity Classic, Education, Equipment, General, Media Room, Satellite, Software

Winning With Swath Control Pro for Planters

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the WIN Sessions at the Commodity Classic on Friday was focused on John Deere’s Swath Control Pro for planters. The presentation, given by Kyle Collins with John Deere’s Ag Management Solutions, explained to the group how the Swath Control technology can allow for more use of seed to help growers improve planter performance for optimal plant emergence and …

Commodity Classic, Education, Equipment, General, Media Room, Satellite

Big Interest in Precision Ag at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

The vast majority of corn, soybean and wheat farmers attending the 2007 Commodity Classic in Tampa this week are very interested in learning more about how precision agriculture tools can help them produce more efficiently. A brand new first-of-its-kind national survey by the Precision Ag Institute indicates that farmers who have not yet adopted precision agriculture technology overwhelmingly cited start-up …

Commodity Classic, Displays, Equipment, General, Software

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 …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, General, Media Room

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 …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment

Ready for the Show

Cindy Zimmerman

The John Deere booth is getting set up at the 2007 Commodity Classic, preparing for thousands of growers from around the country to visit. The booth features all of the very latest John Deere precision equipment and plenty of company officials on hand to meet with growers and let them know how they can make their jobs faster, easier and …

Commodity Classic, General

The John Deere WIN Session

Cindy Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic this week John Deere will be hosting a What Is New (WIN) session on Friday from 1:00-4:00pm. It’s during this session that the winners of the Reach For the Stars program will be announced. During the session John Deere will cover their full line of precision guidance products and software. Total tractor automation is now possible with …

Commodity Classic, Education

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 …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Reach for the Stars