Esri Talks GIS Technology at InfoAg

Lizzy Schultz

Another company that made a presence at the 2016 InfoAg Conference was Esri.  Esri is a software company that allows growers to integrate high-resolution imagery, field observations, and real-time data feeds to help growers manage their land more efficiently with GIS technology. Charlie Magruder, Agriculture Lead, Natural Resources for Esri, sat down with AgWired’s Kelly Marshall during this year’s conference to talk …

The Future of Precision Technology

Lizzy Schultz

One of the keynote speakers at the 2016 InfoAg Conference was Jack Uldrich, the acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author. He spoke to conference attendees about what the world may look like in just a few short years, and provided an in-depth exploration of how the “Internet of Things,” ‘Big Data,” social media, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, renewable …

Iteris Announces Partnership with SST Software

Lizzy Schultz

Iteris, Inc. recently announced that they have entered into a content partnership agreement with SST Software in order to to deliver ClearAg agronomic information to SST users and integrate real-time weather insights to help SST users improve operational performance and decision-making. “The integration of Iteris’ ClearAg Platform content into the SST system will provide our customers with the precision weather-based …

Arizona Installs Revolutionary Robotics System

Lizzy Schultz

The University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center has installed a revolutionary new agricultural robotics system has been installed on 1.5 acres of cultivated land as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program. The ARPA-E TERRA program works to facilitate the improvement of advanced biofuel crops, specifically energy sorghum. The scanalyzer that …

Farm Internet Use Continues to Grow

Cindy Zimmerman

A new USDA-NASS report shows that internet access on the farm continues to grow. According to the Computer Usage and Ownership report, 70 percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to internet, up three percent from 2013. DSL remains the most popular method for accessing internet, accounting for 30 percent of all farms and ranches with internet access. …

Granular Raises $18.7 Mil in Latest Round of Financing

John Davis

Farm management software and analytics tools developer Granular has raised $18.7 million in the latest round of financing for the company. The California-based company says this will help them in their latest drive to expand. “We are excited to work with this top group of new and returning investors to become the leading provider of software and analytics to the …

Iteris Partners with Conservis Corporation

John Davis

A leader in information solutions for the transportation and agriculture markets has teamed up with the industry leader in farm management software are teaming up. Iteris, Inc. has partnered with Conservis Corp. to integrate Iteris’ ClearAg Visualization Components and Advisory Services into Conservis’ next-generation farm management information system (FMIS) platform. Conservis’ FMIS platform manages more than $8 billion of farm …

2015 World Backup Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey AgNerds when was the last time you backed up your computer? Your phone? Your tablet? Your memory cards? All your field data? Hopefully you know the answer to that. If you haven’t then do it today – World Backup Day. This infographic was sent to me by Cloudwards. Click on it to see the rest of the graphic. March …

$7M Raised by Ag Data Company aWhere

Joanna Schroeder

Agricultural data analytics company aWhere has raised $7 million with the help of Elixir Capital and AgFunder, an online investment company. The investment will help aWhere bring its data analytics platform to international markets and help farmers increase yields and profitability as they incorporate cutting-edge technology into their growing operations. “aWhere’s big data platform brings tremendous value across the agricultural …

Geographical Information Systems Training Course

Jamie Johansen

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is conducting an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course on March 24 & 25 in College Station, TX. The two-day course will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in Room 200 of the Centeq Building, in Texas A&M University’s Research Park. The course will teach the range of functionality of …