Kansas Students Get Their Hands on Precision Ag Sprayers

Laura McNamaraDisplays, Education, Equipment, Precision Ag in the News, Precision in Practice, Software

The ease of precision agriculture has given a couple agriculture instructors the opportunity to offer their students some hands-on education. Well, an article in the Emporia Gazette said both precision ag and access to the Deer Trail Implement complex located just west of Emporia made the hands-on lesson a reality. Thirty-five K-State students trekked form Manhattan, KS to Emporia, KS … Read More

Precision.AgWired.com in Forage Harvesting

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Displays, Equipment, Events

John Deere is exhibiting some new technology at World Dairy Expo this week that can help dairy producers by getting added value for forage at harvest. John Deere Hay and Forage Product Specialist Jim Buchs told us about Harvest Lab. “We put a unit on our forage harvester that can measure the moisture as its going through the machine,” Buchs … Read More

Hands-On Demos

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Software

Farmers are getting a sneak peak trial of John Deere’s latest in desktop software, the beta version of the company’s Apex 2.0 program. The live demo is just one of four innovative products John Deere is displaying at its Ag Management Solutions booth. Consumers can also check out the company’s Autotrack Universal System Mobile Guidance Solution, GS2 Rate Controller, and … Read More

Hands-Free Technology

Laura McNamaraAudio, Displays, Events, Satellite

It’s no magic trick. It’s a John Deere Precision Ag demonstration, showing just how much freedom satellite technology can offer a farmer in the field. Public Relations Manager Barry Nelson explained that operators need to program their routes just once and satellite operation will take care of the rest: distance, turns, no sweat. Barry also filled me in on the … Read More

John Deere Pavillion Celebrates Anniversary

Cindy ZimmermanDisplays, Education, General

Ten years ago, the John Deere Pavilion and Store opened in Moline, Illinois, to celebrate the past, present and future of agribusiness. Since then, the Pavilion has welcomed millions of guests from around the world and has become the region’s most popular attraction. On August 18, the John Deere Pavilion and Store will celebrate ten years with a day of … Read More

Precision Ag Consulting

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Displays, Education, General, Satellite

Precision ag management is a consulting specialty for some, like Nicky Burgess of Fullen Land and Management Partners in Ripley, Tennessee. “My main job is data management and anything else that goes with precision ag,” says Burgess. “From hooking up a piece of equipment on a sprayer to analyzing yield data, all the way to managing the people and training … Read More

Big Interest in Precision Ag at Classic

Cindy ZimmermanCommodity Classic, Displays, Equipment, General, Software

The vast majority of corn, soybean and wheat farmers attending the 2007 Commodity Classic in Tampa this week are very interested in learning more about how precision agriculture tools can help them produce more efficiently. A brand new first-of-its-kind national survey by the Precision Ag Institute indicates that farmers who have not yet adopted precision agriculture technology overwhelmingly cited start-up … Read More