Summit Advantage Unbundles Farm Management Tools

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa-based Summit Agricultural Group has introduced a new service model for farm and agricultural land management that brings the concept of ‘unbundling’ to traditional farm management offerings. According to Joel Waskow, accredited farm manager with Summit Ag Management, Summit Advantage provides landowners with greater options and flexibility instead of binding them into the current one-size-fits-all approach. “We look at this …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Management

.@JohnDeere Releases New Operations Center Software

Joanna Schroeder

Before we know it the fall harvest will be here and as growers hit the fields to reap the bounty, John Deere has released new software for its Operations Center to assist growers. The John Deere Operations Center provides tools and features that enable growers easy access to farm information that better helps them to manage operations. Included in the …

Agribusiness, Data Collection, Farm Management, John Deere, technology

Satellite Imagery Webinar Offered by Planet Labs

Kelly Marshall

Planet Labs invites you to joint the second webinar in their series covering satellite imagery.  This second session, “From Pixels to Information: Supporting Field Management Across the Growing Season,” will be held on June 1st at 10 am EST and June 2st at 10 am PST.  The program will last 45 minutes and will be hosted by Ryan Schacht, Account Executive, …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Satellite, webinar

All Things Grain Marketing At Grains.com

Taylor Truckey

Grains.com, an online marketplace for farmers and grain buyers, has updated their services to include market alerts, newsletters and grain market analysis videos. Grains.com is an online tool that offers access to an abundance of grain market data and information for farmers and industry. “Grains.com is an interactive online platform for farmers, grain merchandisers and any other agriculture professional, that …

Agribusiness, Farm Management, Grain, Markets

Agri-Fos Fungicide Plus Receives EPA Registration

Taylor Truckey

Agri-Fos Systemic Fungicide Plus has received EPA registration, Vivid Life Sciences announced yesterday. The active ingredient a highly concentrated phosphite fungicide. “Agri-Fos Systemic Fungicide is the original systemic fungicide. It was developed by Agrichem and it was one of the first potassium phosphite products registered in the U.S.,” said Josh Krenz, CEO of Vivid Life Science. “The Agri-Fos brand has …

agronomy, Company Announcement, Farm Management, Fungicides

USDA Announces Additional 2016 CRP Funding

Taylor Truckey

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack yesterday afternoon announced $150 million in funding is available through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for agricultural producers. During the 2016 fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to add an estimated 10 million acres to the rolls of CSP. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is one of our most popular programs with producers …

Conservation, Cover Crops, CRP, Farm Management, NRCS, USDA

FarmEngine Platform Aims To Streamline On-Farm Decisions

Taylor Truckey

iCropTrak, makers of mobile farm management and agriculture decision tools, are stepping up to the plate even further with FarmEngine. FarmEngine aims to fill a gap in data management within farm operations by streamlining the decision-making process for growers and their advisors (think co-ops, consultants, and retailers). Using Rules, which are set based on if/then statements, growers can create reminders, …

CropTrak, Farm Management, technology

Free Transition Planning for Your Farm Webinar

Kelly Marshall

Ag Transition Partners, and American Agri-Women (AAW) are hosting a no-cost farm transition webinar to help producers plan for the future.  Three webinars are planned and on-site or virtual coaching and action templates will be provided as well. The first webinar is already available for download on the AAW website.  The second webinar will be held November 17 at noon CST.  This webinar …

Ag Group, Farm Management

Iteris, GEOSYS Partnership Offers Enhanced Weather Content

Taylor Truckey

The partnership of a global satellite- and weather-based insights company with a leader in information solutions for the transportation/ag markets will provide enhanced weather content through the integration of Iteris’ ClearAg API and GEOSYS Croptical monitoring application. “Our dual expertise — in agriculture and the high-tech world — is at the core of our identity and our commitment to clients,” …

Farm Management, GEOSYS, Iteris, technology, weather

GROWERS Utilizes New Tech To Increase Yields

Taylor Truckey

GROWERS is using new technologies to revolutionize the way farmers are managing their operations. Precision farming & data-driven capabilities are the focus of GROWERS, allowing producers to take their personalized farm data to create customized plans that will allow them to reduce costs and increase yields. Opportunities like this are vital when commodity prices are sitting where they are at. …

Farm Management, GROWERS