Trimble Buys Farm Works Software

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Industry News, Software, Trimble

In a move stated to help accelerate its information management capabilties to offer precision farming customers significant new capabilities, Trimble acquired the assets of CTN Data Service, owner of Farm Works software.

Farm Works provides integrated office and mobile software solutions for both the farmer and agriculture service professional. The software is compatible with a wide range of file formats and hardware typically used in the agriculture equipment industry. Among its capabilities, Farm Works software can automatically capture field event data, downloaded from an in-cab display or handheld computer, for record keeping. The software also tracks most farm operations including vehicle monitoring, crop management, staffing, field mapping, chemical and fertilizer management, and cost accounting. The software also includes a herd management and genealogy program for livestock producers.

“Bringing Farm Works and Trimble together allows us to integrate technologies and competencies to further enhance information management solutions for precision agriculture,” said Erik Arvesen, vice president and general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “As we continue to expand our agricultural solutions, it is important that we help farmers take full advantage of the available data to improve yield and productivity as well as reduce their carbon footprint.”

“We are very pleased to join Trimble,” said Ian Harley, primary owner of CTN Data. “While continuing to work with a range of manufacturers, the combination of Trimble’s field-proven technology and CTN’s data management software will provide a seamless solution to help realize the full potential of precision agriculture.”