Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters Collaboration

cindy zimmerman

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

4-H, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Education, Farm Progress Show, Youth

NCGA Officers at #FPS17

cindy zimmerman

Officers of the National Corn Growers Association are busy at the 2017 Farm Progress Show this week. I had a chance to chat with NCGA president Wesley Spurlock of Texas, first vice president Kevin Skunes from South Dakota, and 1st VP elect Lynn Chrisp first thing yesterday morning at show. We talked about a variety of topics, including crop conditions …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

Farm Progress Show Donates $10,000 to VFW

Kelly Marshall

The 2016 Farm Progress Show raised $10,000 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Iowa’s State Relief Fund during this year’s campaign and registration drive held during the show this past August. “Farm Progress is Veteran’s Progress” simultaneously raised funds and awareness for veterans when attendees registered at the event. “We worked with the VFW of Iowa to register as …

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AgNerds Unite on this week’s ZimmCast

Kelly Marshall

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program Chuck Zimmerman spoke with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Tractor

Two Tractors In One- New Holland Concept

Kelly Marshall

Designed for maximum flexibility, New Holland’s concept tractor is actually two tractors in one.   The NHDrive concept tractor was announced at the Farm Progress Show, where operators could view a machine that has the capability to be driven with the attached cab just like a normal tractor or run driverless and be controlled by a portable device or computer. Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Bret …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Tractor

New Two-Wheel Drive Tractor from New Holland

Kelly Marshall

New Holland introduced a new two-wheel-drive version of its premium T6 series tractor at the recent Farm Progress Show. Michael Cornman, New Holland Agriculture Segment Marketing Manager – Under 140 HP Tractors, talked with Chuck Zimmerman about the new model. The 2WD version offers enhanced maneuverability on two wheels for sharper turning, making it perfect for flat to rolling hill work, including …

Agribusiness, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

New Holland’s Propane Tractor a Hit

Joanna Schroeder

Powered by propane on the farm has new meaning with New Holland’s launch of the third-generation Alternative Fuels Tractor prototype powered by propane autogas. The propane tractor was a hit during the recent Farm Progress Show. I got all the details about the cutting-edge tractor from New Holland’s Mike Cornman who said the concept tractor can also be adapted to run …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, propane