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 …

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 …

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 …

MapShots Holds 2014 Ag Studio Expo

Jamie Johansen

MapShots, Inc. will hold its 2014 AgStudio Expo on July 28, 2014, 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 and …

Hick Chick Chat with Ag Leader Technology

Leah Guffey

This week, I attended Ag Leader Technology’s field event, Where Technology Meets Dirt Road Tour. It was a beautiful and hot day, which was perfect for growers to come and see the live demonstrations and learn about seed, fertilizer, water and data. During Ag Leader’s Tech Meets Dirt event near Peoria, I caught up with Matt Wolf, territory manager for …

Big Data, Drones & Next Decade’s Drivers of Ag Profit

Jamie Johansen

As intense summer storms continue to trek across the state, Iowa farmers know that weather is one factor they can’t control, but emerging technology is helping today’s farmers scout fields, spot and fix rain-washed areas of their field and can even help them make more efficient use of fertilizer or pesticides. The upcoming 2014 Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit, ‘Finding …

What Is Another Word For Simple?

Jamie Johansen

The AgStudio line of agricultural software redefines the word “simple”. For well over 15 years, the MapShots vision of developing software for agricultural professionals so that it not only captures the data you need to make those key decisions, but it does it in a very simple manner. AgStudio PRO is a fifth generation agronomic data management software application designed …

200th Precision Yield Analysis With Spatial Statistics Tech

Jamie Johansen

When farmers, retailers, and crop consultants examine harvest data, it is often difficult to determine which of the numerous factors affecting yield had the greatest impact. AgVeritas, the patented cloud-based yield analysis application introduced last year by XSInc, was designed to economically resolve this issue by providing a highly accurate analysis of many factors that drive yield and impact variability. …

Consultants to Discuss Impact of Big Data

Jamie Johansen

The impact of Big Data and how it can best be used by professional ag consultants and their clients will be a primary discussion point at the annual conference of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants which will be held Oct. 19 – 21 in St. Louis. “Big Data is everywhere but delivers limited value and clarity unless interpreted through …

Growers Benefit from Nitrogen Management Tools

Jamie Johansen

DuPont Pioneer has announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with eight Midwestern land-grant universities through their respective soil nutrition management experts to help growers more sustainably maximize crop yields. This collaboration will pull together expertise in different soil nutrition areas and generate field data to improve crop models used to enhance more efficient production practices. Each university will be able to significantly …