Agrible at #FarmProgressShow

Cindy Zimmerman

Agrible was showcasing its “alien technology” at the 2016 Farm Progress Show. “It really is so far ahead and so foreign to a lot of people that it just seems alien,” said Agrible sales director Jason Little. Among Agrible’s alien technology products is the free Find My Seed™ tool which combines searchable data from over 300,000 third-party seed trial plots …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, technology

John Deere- Part of the Precision Revolution

Kelly Marshall

Earlier this week John Deere invited the media to see first-hand all the newest tools the company provides to the ag industry.  Chuck Zimmerman attended the event where he was able to grab video and interviews regarding the new 8 row folding corn head, the new Nutrient Applicator, the ExactApply nozzles, and many other great advancements. Media also heard from …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, technology

Purdue Opens First Field Phenotyping Facility

Kelly Marshall

A ceremony was held earlier this week to celebrate the grand opening of a 25,000 square-foot Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center. The new facility is located at Purdue’s Agronomy Center for Research and Education and includes state-of-the-art technology for research in phenotyping. The new center is part of an education initiative known as ‘Purdue Moves,’ which began in 2013. …

biotechnology, Education, technology

Big Reveals from Case IH at #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Case IH is looking in a new direction, focusing on cutting edge innovations with a new tag line- “Rethink Productivity.”  To show they’re serious about rethinking things, Case has also used this opportunity at the Farm Progress Show to unveiled a sleek, new concept vehicle, the autonomous tractor. “We’re officially adopting ‘Rethink Productivity’ as our North American brand tagline because …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Company Announcement, Farm Progress Show, technology, Tractor

Agrible Adds 5 New Crops to Find My Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

Agrible, Inc. has expanded its free Find My Seed™ tool to include five additional crop types. In addition to corn and soybeans, Find My Seed now includes thousands of varieties of wheat, barley, peanuts, oats, and cotton. The update also adds the latest third-party seed trials to ensure that growers receive the most accurate seed data available. “Corn and soybean …

seed, technology

Farmers Edge Named Technology Pioneer

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has been named one of the world’s most innovative companies.  They have been selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers. The honor recognizes their Precision Solutions packages which offers variable rate tech, soils sampling and analysis, field-centric weather, in-field telematics and data transfer, high-resloutions …

Agribusiness, Award, technology

Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Earns $55,000

Kelly Marshall

The United States Department of Agriculture has granted the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator (GLATBI) $55,000 to further serve entrepreneurs, farmers and ag-tech businesses.  GLATBI is located in Ottawa County, the third highest in the state for total farm receipts, making it a great location to encourage the development of new technologies. The grant is offered through the Rural Business …

Agribusiness, technology, USDA

Legend Seed Shows What Precision Ag Can Do

Kelly Marshall

South Dakota is known for pheasants, but two birds are Trav Bratland’s farm are getting some unusual attention.  Of course, that might be because they are unusual birds! Bratland used a multi-hybrid seeding prescription to plant the Legend Seed logo bordered by two pheasants into his field southeast of Willow Lake.  These birds are visible from 4,000 feet in the air …

Agribusiness, seed, technology

AgGateway Launches ADAPT Version 1

Joanna Schroeder

AgGateway is getting ready to launch version 1 of its ADAPT software solution to the agriculture industry. The announcement was made during this year’s InfoAg that took place in St. Louis, Missouri this week. The AgGateway consortium was founded to address eConnectivity needs in agriculture as the industry develops and adopts more powerful tools to increase efficiency and productivity. One …

Agribusiness, Audio, Connectivity, InfoAg, John Deere, Software, technology

The Future of Precision Technology

Lizzy Schultz

One of the keynote speakers at the 2016 InfoAg Conference was Jack Uldrich, the acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author. He spoke to conference attendees about what the world may look like in just a few short years, and provided an in-depth exploration of how the “Internet of Things,” ‘Big Data,” social media, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, renewable …

Ag Group, Audio, computers, Data, InfoAg, technology