Precision Planting Pays

Joanna SchroederAudio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Planting, Variable rate, Video

“Precision Planting’s business is trying to make sure seeds get into the right space at the right distance and seeds only land where they need to land,” Precision Planting’s Jason Larkin explained to me during the Farm Progress Show. We use precision technology to know where the tractor is at and where the plant is at to control population, so … Read More

Ag Leader Talks GPS Guidance & Steering

Joanna SchroederAg Leader, Audio, Displays, Farm Progress Show, GPS, Guidance

Earlier this year Ag Leader launched a new GPS guidance and steering technology called ParaDyme. While the product is still fairly new, growers are already raving about it. To learn more about its unique features and benefits, I spoke with Jeff Bentley, GPS Guidance and Steering Sales Manager for Ag Leader. ParaDyme is a fully functional, fully integrated hydraulic steering … Read More

Big Bud – The World’s Largest Tractor

Joanna SchroederEquipment, Farm Progress Show, Video

Big Bud is the world’s largest tractor so the Farm Progress Show is one of the best places to put this piece of history on display. Big Bud is so big that I couldn’t fit the tractor in one picture. I mean Big Bud is BIG. It was built in 1977 in Montana by Ron Harmonn and his crew for … Read More

A Demo of Ag Leader’s SMS Technology

Joanna SchroederAg Leader, Farm Progress Show, Software, Video

Ag Leader is known for their precision farming technologies and this year during the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, farmers were gathered around to check out their latest and greatest offerings. Ag Leader’s SMS Technologies are a big hit so I spent some time with Lucas James to learn more about how they worked. James first walked me through … Read More

Ag Industry Integral to America’s Future

Joanna SchroederAudio, Corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show

During a press conference hosted by Growth Energy, Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey stressed the importance of the ethanol industry to agriculture. Northey told the tale of how corn farmers were looking for a way to sell their excess corn back in the 80s and so they created the ethanol industry. And it worked. Last year, ethanol used 4 billion … Read More

OptRx Improves Nitrogen Efficiency

Joanna SchroederAg Leader, Corn, Events, Farm Progress Show, Video

I’m here in Iowa at the Farm Progress Show. Although there are farmers from all over the world in attendance, farmers in Central Iowa have been struggling with excessive amounts of rain. This causes crops, such as corn, to lose nitrogen, which negatively impacts crop yield. Nitrogen has also become more expensive over the past couple of years so more … Read More

Politicians at Farm Progress Show

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Farm Progress Show

Instead of kissing babies and giving speeches, the Iowa politicians at Farm Progress Show 2010 were mostly wearing hats and doing interviews as they walked through the show talking constituents or potential voters. Iowa’s Senator Chuck Grassley spent some time checking out all the new technology on display at the show, between media interviews. In the photo, he is being … Read More

Day Two of Farm Progress Has Muddy Start

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Farm Progress Show, General

Farm Progress Photo Album It was pretty wet out at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday morning after about four inches of overnight rain and wind storms. The weather did a bit of damage to some of the exhibits at the show, but it did clear up nicely during the day. Unfortunately, the weather forecast is the … Read More

Precision On Display At Farm Progress Show

Chuck ZimmermanFarm Progress Show

Hello from the 2010 Farm Progress Show taking place in Boone, IA. There’s a lot of precision on display and in coming days we’ll feature stories as we find them. I’m on location with one of our editors, Joanna Schroeder. Between us we’ll be conducting interviews to share with you. We also have a photo album started so feel free … Read More

Attend A Great Farm Show To Relax And Learn Before Harvest

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Education, Equipment, Events, Farm Progress Show, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Remote sensing, Variable rate

As the nights begin to cool, we know harvest is just around the corner. But before your mind gets totally wrapped around the culmination event of your hard work, take a break to visit and learn at one of the best outdoor farm shows, the Farm Progress Show, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 near the central Iowa community of Boone. … Read More