Partnership Brings Together Industry Leading Tools

Jamie Johansen

AgWorks, LLC announces a partnership with Willard Agri-Service through its Ag Venture subsidiary to team up to deliver decision support services to growers. Willard Agri-Service has invested over 18 years developing a decision support system that creates real value for both the grower and retailer through their award winning HighQ® product. This product has been utilized on over 5 million …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Data, technology

Ag Leader AgFiniti at InfoAg

Cindy Zimmerman

Most attendees at the InfoAg 2014 Conference had their heads in the clouds and one of those clouds belongs to Ag Leader Technology. Ag Leader’s cloud-based platform AgFiniti was introduced at Farm Progress Show last year and Kaleb Lindquist says there was a lot of buzz about it at InfoAg. “It’s wireless data transfer and remote support functionality,” said Lindquist. …

Ag Leader, Audio, Data, InfoAg

John Deere Intelligent Solutions Include Partners

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the great aspects of the InfoAg Conference is company-to-company communications and partnerships for the benefit of farmers. We talked with Kevin Krieg, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group Product Line Manager, about how important it is to work with other companies. “It’s one of the biggest roadblocks to being able to get more adoption of precision technologies – the …

AgStudio, Audio, Data, InfoAg, John Deere, MapShots

Questions for Big Data Answers

Cindy Zimmerman

Attendance at the InfoAg 2014 Conference was up by more than 25 percent from last year with more than 1,400 visiting the three day show, and many were still on hand for the final general session presented by Steve Sonka, Emeritus Chaired Professor with the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who urges …

Audio, Data, InfoAg, Research

AgStudio Updates and Future Expansion

Cindy Zimmerman

MapShots AgStudio is a constantly evolving product and development manager Ted Macy today gave an overview of the AgStudio of today with current updates and future expansions. One of the most interesting components that really caught the attention of MapShots customers at the AgStudio expo was AgStudio Select. “That’s the web version of our AgStudio desktop,” said Macy, who noted …

AgStudio, Audio, Data, Farmers, MapShots, Software, technology

MapShots AgStudio Expo Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2014 InfoAg Expo kicks off tomorrow at St. Louis Union Station, but prior to that event, MapShots has brought in about 140 farmers and crop consultants for an AgStudio Expo today. “Little day session that goes through some of the aspects of AgStudio and that line of products from the farm version to the pro version,” said Clint Ingram …

Agribusiness, Audio, Data, MapShots, Software, technology

GROWMARK Picks AgIntegrated for Info Platform

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has teamed up with AgIntegrated (AGI) for the development of FS Advanced Information Services (FS AIS), a suite of tools to “connect data, analysis, insight, and application into one complete user experience for advanced field optimization.” AgIntegrated is an independent provider of ag information management consulting and technologies based in Pennsylvania and President Duane Reese says they are excited …

Audio, Data, Growmark, technology

Hick Chick Chat with Central Illinois Farmers

Leah Guffey

This week’s Hick Chick Chat was recorded during the 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show at Progress City where I literally bumped into former National Corn Growers Association president Leon Corzine while he was chatting with another central Illinois farmer, Jim Reed. I decided that it would be a good time to talk about precision ag and how it’s making the …

Audio, Data, Events, Farm Progress Show, Hick Chick Chat, UAV

Hick Chick Chat on Data Management

Leah Guffey

Ag Leader Technology featured John McGuire of Simplified Technology Services at the Tech Meets Dirt Road Tour stop I attended recently near Peoria, Illinois and I had the chance to Hick Chick Chat with him about the important issue of data management for agriculture. McGuire has been working in agriculture precision technology for 20 years now and he talks about …

Ag Leader, Audio, Data, Hick Chick Chat

MapShots AgStudio Expo on July 28th

Jamie Johansen

MapShots will cover various topics at its upcoming AgStudio Expo held July 28 at the Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. MapShots holds this meeting yearly to highlight their AgStudio line of products to new customers and discuss updates with existing customers. This is held the day before the InfoAg Conference which is the preeminent conference for agricultural technology applications …

Agribusiness, Data, Events, MapShots