Announced Today

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, John Deere, Precision Ag in the News

Today John Deere announced and to learn a little about it I spoke with David Everitt, President, Agriculture and Turf Division. Dave has just announced his retirement from John Deere after a long career with the company. The announcements are being made at the John Deere FarmSight Tech Summit. You can follow tweets using the hashtag, #JDTech.

David says this is the most exciting time to be in agriculture. He says the company has created a “cloud” with infrastructure in 43 countries for information sharing with over 50,000 pieces of equipment already connected. They’re adding about 3,000 pieces of equipment a month. He says it’s all about productivity and managing information and data.

Developed as part of the John Deere FarmSightTM strategy, the MyJohnDeere toolbox gives customers a centralized online portal to access, view, archive and manage a wide variety of business information.

Nathan Greuel, product manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, says users can log into and access key applications such as JDLink which allows them to view real-time information about their farm operations, field locations and important performance data from their equipment. Other applications include AgLogicTM, JDParts, John Deere Financial, Stellar Support and My Equipment.

You can listen to my interview with Dave here: [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with David Everitt”]

I’ll have a lot more news from the John Deere FarmSight Tech Summit but we’ll be in the field most of tomorrow and then it’s time to head on back to ZimmComm World Headquarters for a break.