Going Beyond with Precision

Laura McNamaraAudio, Dealers, Equipment, Events, GPS, Reach for the Stars, Satellite, Software

Brent Maddon was the John Deere product development representative on hand at the American Soybean Association/John Deere Ag Management Solutions seminar in Arkansas last week. The event is one of three “Reach for the Stars” presentations being sponsored by John Deere. Maddon gave a presentation about how farmer’s can use precision technology and where the technology is headed for the … Read More

Closing in on the “Driverless Dream”

Laura McNamaraDealers, Equipment, Precision Ag in the News, Satellite

John Deere is one step closer to providing what Design News calls “the driverless dream.” While the operatorless tractor doesn’t exist yet., Design News describes John Deere’s latest innovation in automated steering systems. That killer app — an automated tractor — is already capable of turning, shifting gears and seeing through darkness and dust. It can follow a crop line … Read More

New Deere Equipment in UK Features Precision Packages

Laura McNamaraDealers, Displays, Equipment, Events, International, Precision Ag in the News, Satellite, Software

John Deere is launching its new 6030 Tractor Series in England next month. The line will debut during January’s New Horizon Tour. The Stackyard News reports the tour will make at stop at the LAMMA Show at Newark on January 16th and 17th, the Royal Welsh Showground on January 22 and 23, and The Dairy Show at the Bath & … Read More

Mid-State Equipment Selling Precision Ag To Dairies

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Dealers, Events

At the just completed World Dairy Expo one of the exhibitors was Chuck Endres, Mid-State Equipment. He told me that dairy producers are looking at precision agriculture equipment to help them become more efficient. When it comes to precision equipment he says the biggest benefit to dairy producers is dealing with moisture when making haylage. He says the equipment they’re … Read More

Dealers Welcomed to John Deere Product Launch

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Dealers, Events

The Senior Vice President, Agricultural Marketing – North America, Australia & Asia, for John Deere is Doug DeVries. Doug came out on stage at the product launch in Cincinnati to thank the dealers who work directly with the customers. In my interview with Doug he says this is the widest range of products they’ve ever brought to the market at … Read More

John Deere AMS at InfoAg 2007

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Dealers, Education, Equipment, General

This good looking bunch was staffing the John Deere Ag Management Solutions booth at the 2007 InfoAg Conference this week in Springfield, Illinois. From left to right they are: Matt Danner, Andrea Grube, Kevin Ripple, and Patrick Sikora. Chuck Zimmerman interviewed all four of them at the conference about John Deere AMS. Andrea, who is a regional specialist for AMS, … Read More

Precision Update: Midwest Adoption

Melissa SandfortDealers, Research

This spring, CropLife® magazine and Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business conducted a survey of crop input dealers for the 12th consecutive year to see which precision technologies were being used by dealers, what type of precision services they were expecting to offer in the future, and how precision farming customers were impacting their businesses. As in previous … Read More

HAT’s Off to Precision Agriculture

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Dealers, Education, Farm Broadcast Reports, General

Use of precision agriculture technology is revolutionizing the farm equipment business. Gary Truitt with Hoosier Ag Today radio network in Indiana sent in this report with a southwest Indiana tractor dealer who talks about how precision ag has changed the way they do business in a very positive way. According to Rich Linenburg of Vincennes Tractor, AutoTrac and GPS systems … Read More