One place U.S. farmers are definitely ahead of their European counterparts is in the area of precision agriculture, in particular, connecting data from different platforms. Chuck caught up with Malte Isermeyer and Thomas Dedenk with KWS out of Germany at the recent 2014 Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City, who told him many farmers in Europe try to get into new technologies, but the Americans seem to be two to three years ahead in the arena.
“We are here to get an idea of what is happening in the market and maybe get some ideas about the next years in Europe,” Thomas said, adding that he’s also impressed with how Deere is able to set up an event like this that allows attendees to see the different connections able to be made on the various platforms… and the connections they are able to make with other farmers. “It was really great to talk to the people, and everybody thinks in the direction of networks and connecting the different platforms.”
You can hear Chuck’s interview with Malte and Thomas here: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/john-deere/jd-develop-14-kws.mp3″ text=”Malte Isermeyer and Thomas Dedenk with KWS”]