Reach for the Stars Winner Update

Melissa SandfortFarm Broadcast Reports, Media Room, Reach for the Stars

Rick Crawford, broadcaster with AgWatch Radio Network, recently caught up with one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association (ASA) Reach for the Stars contest winners. Nathan Wright, Harrisburg, Ark., who farms over 3,000 acres, recently started using his John Deere AutoTrac System. Listen here to Rick’s interview with Nathan: Nathan Wright (1 min mp3) Stay tuned to for more … Read More

Successful Farming Radio Report

Melissa SandfortAudio, Farm Broadcast Reports, General, Media Room

Darrell Anderson, Successful Farming Radio Magazine, caught up with Kayla Reynolds, Product Manager, Equipment Management for John Deere Ag Management Solutions, at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk session in Kansas City in November. Kayla gives an overview of iTec Pro, which turns equipment automatically at the end of the row, making growers more efficient, allowing inputs to … Read More Podcasting

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Farm Broadcast Reports, General

Introducing the Podcast It’s now possible to use the power of one of the coolest online tools to subscribe to the “PPP” and automatically receive all the audio files we post right on to your computer and even into your iPod or other MP3 audio player. Then you can listen to audio whenever and wherever you want. You … Read More

Brownfield Precision Ag Reports

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, Farm Broadcast Reports, General

Brownfield Network has been airing some good reports lately on precision agriculture. Veteran farm broadcaster Dave Russell with Brownfield’s Indiana headquarters shared these reports with us. Dave did an in-depth interview with Jeff Kaiser of John Deere Agri Services about OptiGro at the recent National Farm Machinery Show. Russell interview with Jeff (4:30 min mp3) Dave also talked with Ron … Read More

Precision Ag Reports

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Farm Broadcast Reports, General

We continue to receive reports from farm broadcasters about precision agriculture. Our latest reports come from Duane Toews of KFRM, the “Voice of the Plains” in Clay Center, Kansas. Duane interviewed Kyle Collins of John Deere Ag Management Solutions at Commodity Classic. Duane Interview with Kyle (3:30 min mp3) Duane also talked with Jeff Kaiser of John Deere Agri Services … 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

OptiGro Sound Bite

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Commodity Classic, Farm Broadcast Reports, General, Media Room

Here is a short sound bite, courtesy of Cyndi Young with Brownfield Network, that explains the advantage of John Deere’s OptiGro System for corn and wheat growers in less than 30 seconds. Jeff Kaiser with John Deere’s Agri Services does the explaining. “The real difference is getting an image when you want it and getting it quickly after it’s taken,” … Read More

Reports From Classic

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, Farm Broadcast Reports, General, Software

The president-elect of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting sent in a couple of interviews he did at Commodity Classic about precision agriculture. Randy Koenen of KTIC/KWPN/Rural Radio Network in West Point, Nebraska interviewed Laura Robson of John Deere AMS about the “Reach for the Stars” program. Randy Interview with Laura (1:30 min mp3) Randy also talked with Kyle Collins … Read More