How secure is my data?

Melissa SandfortAg Leader, Insights Weekly

Insights WeeklyThere has been a lot of buzz recently over precision ag data and its recent integration into the world of cloud computing. This buzz has sparked quite a debate over who really owns this data. Does the grower own this data, or is this data available for others? This debate seems to be gaining as much traction as the classic argument; “which tractor is better; green, red, blue, purple or yellow?”

If you’ve been following along in this AgFiniti blog series (if not, you can catch up here…) you know that AgFiniti offers a number of powerful file sharing tools that make your data management simple, easy and convenient. Even though you have the option to share files with your trusted advisors, you’re the only one that can allow them access to your valuable data. No one can access your files without your permission.

First, Kaleb Lindquist, Ag Leader software sales specialist, gives us an overview of this nebulous “cloud” where data is stored.

[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Listen to Lindquist explain”]

Lindquist says that while the tractor debate will probably never be solved; even though we all know there is one clear answer…Ag Leader has made an early stand on its position in the data ownership debate. The grower owns their data, period. There is no gray area, there is no fine print, the grower owns their data. He explains in more detail what AgFiniti is and how growers have complete control over their data.

[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Listen to Lindquist explain”]

If you’re still skeptical about your data being stored in the cloud, Ag Leader recommends visiting and creating an AgFiniti account. It’s easy and it’s free. Once your account is created, you can read our Terms of Use agreement, where it states in black and white that you own your data. Ag Leader is in the business of making you more profitable, not to benefit from your hard earned and valuable data.

To learn more about what AgFiniti has to offer, visit, or give us a call at 515-232-5363, we’d be happy to talk!

Become a fan of Ag Leader on Facebook today, and get the latest precision ag videos on the YouTube channel. For more information about Ag Leader products and services, or to visit the blog site, go to