Ag Leader’s AgFiniti Connects Via the Cloud

Melissa SandfortAg Leader, Data Collection, Insights Weekly

At this week’s 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show, ZimmComm’s Joanna Schroeder caught up with Ag Leader’s Kaleb Lindquist, member of the software sales team, about the new AgFiniti cloud-based platform which allows growers to send and receive data files wirelessly from the cab. Guidance lines, prescriptions, as-applied maps and other data files can be sent and received wirelessly and backed … Read More

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Acquires Geosys

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Data Collection, environment, Satellite

Land O’Lakes, Inc. announced its acquisition of Geosys, a global technology firm that provides satellite imaging and insights to agribusiness. The acquisition caps a multi-year relationship between Geosys and Land O’Lakes through its WinField division, which utilizes select Geosys technologies in the United States. “This acquisition further cements Land O’Lakes’ position as a leader in agribusiness. We are developing tomorrow’s … Read More

John Deere Opens MyJohnDeere Platform

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Data Collection, John Deere, NAFB, technology

At today’s NAFB Trade Talk, John Deere’s had a big announcement about their MyJohnDeere platform collaborating software developers and companies. Cindy spoke with Product Marketing Manager for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, Chris Batdorf, during the fast-paced event. “Last summer we introduced a product called Wireless Data Transfer and that helped to do away with the USB stick and seamlessly … Read More

Genscape Invokes NASA for Corn Crop Forecasting

Joanna SchroederAerial Imagery, Corn, Data Collection

Using NASA satellite data, Genscape has released an updated October corn yield forecast of 13.3 billion bushels. The company has noted that other analysts, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have wide gaps in their predictions ranging from 13.2 billion bushels of corn produced during the 2013 growing season, to 14.2 billion bushels of corn. Genscape said a unique … Read More

What Deere’s Expanded Access Means to Partners

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, computers, Data Collection, John Deere

Another agriculture technology company that took advance of John Deere’s API Integrators Conference was MapShots. Chuck met up with Ted Macy, Vice President of Operations and Lead Architect for MapShots. The company focuses on software development and providing crop management applications for the agriculture industry. Ted gives credit to Deere as being one of the first companies to give expanded … Read More

John Deere’s Approach to Developers & APIs

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, computers, Data Collection, John Deere

On day one of John Deere’s API Integrator Conference the idea of treating developers like customers and API’s like products was brought to the table. Robert Witcher, Manager in API Enablement & Developer Relations for John Deere, has over 18 years of technology experience, has focused mostly on leading IT for software engineering, including IT strategy for software products and … Read More

John Deere’s Focus on Partner Goals

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, computers, Data Collection, John Deere

John Deere’s API Integrators Conference shared with current and future partners the importance of adding customized value to applications for growers globally. Ag Connections attended the event and expressed their excitement for Deere’s customer focus as it lines up perfectly with their customer focused company. Pete Clark, president and co-owner of Ag Connections, an agriculture software company located in Murray, … Read More

John Deere – Making Precision Ag Easier

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, computers, Data Collection, John Deere

Making precision agriculture easier was the goal of John Deere’s API Integrator Conference. This global outreach is geared towards unlocking new innovation for customers across the world. Chuck met up with Kevin Very, API Strategy for John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group. Kevin’s role focuses on developing the API strategy and structuring information solutions partnerships with 3rd parties for John Deere’s … Read More

John Deere Making Data Transfer Easier

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Data Collection, John Deere

During the John Deere API Integrator Conference I met Jeff Barnes, farm technology manager for Greenway Equipment, a John Deere dealership. He says yesterday’s announcements from John Deere of their new portal and the MyJohnDeere Data API is a big step for the company. I talked with him to get his perspective on what the company is doing. He … Read More