BVLOS Will Open the Skies

AgNerd, AgWired Precision, Drones, Precision Agriculture, technology, UAV

In case you didn’t know, BVLOS stands for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight. It’s something you can’t do commercially flying a drone right now. However, PrecisionHawk, working with the Federal Aviation Administration, has conducted research on conducting BVLOS and summarized it in a new report. Image from the PrecisionHawk website. PrecisionHawk Inc., a leading provider of drone technology for the … Read More

Scholar Farms Offers Masterclass for Drones

AgNerd, AgWired Precision, Audio, Drones, UAV

If you’ve got a drone and are looking for some lessons then you need to talk to Dr. Greg Crutsinger, Founder, Scholar Farms. You can listen to my conversation with him about his newly announced Phytomappers Pro Masterclass below. This course explains how to integrate drones into commercial workflows for agriculture, forestry, environmental consultancies, scientific research and other plant-related industries. … Read More

AgWired App Now Available for iOS

Kelly MarshallAgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps

Never miss a thing with the newly updated AgWired App for iOS!  The new platform will allow us to make easy changes and provides new application opportunities.  You can find it in the iTunes store at: “For the AgNerds out there, we have built a new backend on the app which allows it to actually be managed by AgWired itself,” … Read More

AgNerd Cloud – The New Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Apps, technology

We’re still not seeing a lot of agricultural apps in the Adroid world but I assume that it’s just a matter of time. I have been keeping up with the mobile OS though with a tablet and phone. I recently upgraded my backup phone from a Samsung Galaxy S6 to the new S7 Edge. Mine is covered with an Otterbox … Read More

iPhone 6S Plus – AgNerd Precision Tool

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Apps, Gadgets, technology

In keeping with tradition, I have a new iPhone. Partially because I need one, but mostly because I want one. This iPhone 6S Plus agriblogging tool just continues to get better. I use mine for work, how about you? Is the screen big enough to supplant using an iPad on the farm? This is not meant to be a complete … Read More

PrecisionAg Institute at InfoAg Conference

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Audio, InfoAg, Video

During the 20th InfoAg Conference I talked with Paul Schrimpf, PrecisionAg Institute, about how much the technology has changed during the time span of the show. PrecisionAg is a diversified, independent media enterprise serving the global community using precision agriculture techniques – adjusting production inputs and practices based on in-field variability, typically through use of geographic positioning systems (GPS) and … Read More

Get Registered for InterDrone Conference

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Imagery, AgNerd, drone, technology, UAV

Here’s an update on the upcoming first ever International Drone Conference and Expo – InterDrone. Carl Berndtson, Business Development Consultant, BZ Media, wants to first remind everyone that the early-bird deadline for a big registration discount is August 21. If you register before August 21 use the discount code FLYIT on a 3 day pass for an extra discount courtesy … Read More

AgNerd Cloud – My Take on Apple Watch

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Apps, Gadgets

I’ve finally had a chance to put some thoughts in writing about my ZimmWatch (Apple Watch). AgNerds have been bugging me to get it done. I’ll be interested to see if it is a discussion point at next week’s InfoAg Conference. I’ve been wearing it for over a month now. I’ve traveled with it and worn it throughout the day … Read More

AgNerd Giveaway Winner Announced

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Contest, ZimmComm

I guess Ray Bowman is an AgNerd. Now he’s an AgNerd with a new tool – Galaxy Tab S Android Tablet. That’s because Ray has won the drawing in the ZimmComm AgNerd Giveaway! Ray is the owner of Jerusalem Ridge Farms and President/CEO, Farmstead Media Group. We had entries from 26 states and in a fair random drawing Cindy reached … Read More

Are You Ready for the InfoAg Conference

Chuck ZimmermanAgNerd, Audio, InfoAg

There is an AgNerd’s paradise of a conference coming up in July. It’s the 2015 InfoAg Conference, the premier event in precision agriculture. I will be there courtesy of John Deere and GROWMARK. We learn more about this year’s conference and program from Quentin Rund, Conference Secretary, PAQ Interactive. InfoAg 2014 was a record-setting success. Over 1400 participants shared in … Read More