These days, the most valuable thing on farms might not be the crops, but the data about those crops. During the recent InfoAg Conference, Chuck caught up with Scott Brotherton with John Deere, who said it all starts with getting data into the John Deere Operations Center to help producers make better decisions.
“It could be as easy as a USB stick or even more complex with JDLink Connect,” he said. “Depending on a person’s ability to manage data, mobile data transfer could be a good place to start.”
Scott said this simple tool can help farmers get better interoperability, especially if they have a mixed fleet of equipment, old and new. Mobile data transfer uses a device that simply connects to the display and creates a wi-fi network, allowing producers to connect to their smartphones, transferring data back and forth. “It’s really about making the job easier and being more efficient.”
Another important feature is the security JDLink Connect brings, making sure the right information is shared with the right people.
“They get to choose and pick who they share the information with,” Scott said.
Listen to all of Chuck’s interview with Scott here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/jd-scott-brotherton.mp3″ text=”Interview with Scott Brotherton, John Deere”]