dataTHRESH Introduces INDEPENDENT Rating Tool

Jamie Johansen

dataTHRESH, Inc., the developer of a leading INDEPENDENT platform of precision ag data tools for farmers, announced the beta release of the dataTHRESH INDEPENDENT Ratings tool for farmers at the 2014 Farm Progress Show. The dataTHRESH INDEPENDENT Ratings tool gives farmers an edge in selecting their seed for the upcoming year. Farmers will rate their corn hybrids and soybean varieties …

Agribusiness, Data, Software

AgGateway Digging into Data Sharing with SPADE

Cindy Zimmerman

Many booths at the recent InfoAg Conference sported this little sign: AgGateway – SPADE Participant. We caught up with AgGateway Standards Director Jim Wilson at the John Deere booth to learn more about the SPADE project. “SPADE stands for Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange,” Wilson explained. As a non-profit industry consortium, AgGateway is facilitating the project which will ultimately benefit …

Ag Leader, Audio, Data, Industry News, InfoAg, John Deere, MapShots

Data Management and MyJohnDeere

Cindy Zimmerman

Big Data is the buzz word in the precision farming world these days and managing that data is all important. Laura Donaldson with John Deere‘s Intelligent Solutions Group says they have a set of data principles to guide them in the data management space. “Those data principles are value, transparency and control, and those three words tie directly in to …

Audio, Data, InfoAg, John Deere

The Freedom of FarmLogs

Cindy Zimmerman

When we first talked with FarmLogs co-founder and CEO Jesse Vollmar at the 2013 Iowa Power Farming Show, they were just kicking off this data information and management product, but they have come a long way. “We’ve done a number of things,” said Vollmar at the InfoAg Conference last week. “One, we’ve made the product entirely free…we love being able …

Audio, Data, InfoAg

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