Podcast: The future of “pharming”

Meghan GrebnerEducation, Farmers, Precision Pays Podcast

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that critically affects the lungs, the pancreas, the liver, and the intestines.  Iowa farmer Bill Horan and his brother Joe have been growing crops that have been genetically altered to produce the proteins used by pharmaceutical companies to treat diseases.  One of those is canine lipase that is used in one of the pharmaceuticals used to … Read More Podcast: How aerial applicators use GPS

Meghan GrebnerAerial Application, GPS, Precision Pays Podcast

Because of the advancements in technology, the agriculture industry has come a long way from where we started.  The aerial application business is no exception.  In this Podcast, brought to you by Ag Leader Technology,  we examine how aerial application has become more accurate and more efficient. Things have changed a lot since Agriflite Services president David Eby began … Read More Podcast:

Meghan GrebnerAg Leader, Precision Pays Podcast

In 2010 US crop growers lost $20 billion to insect damage and spent $4.5 billion on insecticide.  In this Podcast, brought to you by Ag Leader Technology, we take a closer look at a new way to monitor insect pressure in your field. Johnny Park, president and CEO of Spensa and a Purdue research assistant in electrical and computer … Read More RTK your way

Meghan GrebnerPrecision Pays Podcast, RTK

MyWay RTK was launched in the Fall of 2010.  It’s a new RTK system engineered for the specific needs of agriculture – and designed so farmers can work with those most important in making their operation successful.   In this Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology we take a closer look at a technology neutral solution to help farmers receive their RTK corrections over the … Read More Making life a little simpler

Meghan GrebnerEducation, Government, USDA

Each month we look at different technologies that make our lives just a little easier.  Sometimes it is great technological advancements is precision technologies… sometimes it’s the latest and greatest app for our smart phone and sometimes it is just making a tedious process a little less cumbersome.  That’s the case this month.  In this Podcast, sponsored by Ag … Read More Equipment to match those advancements

Meghan GrebnerJohn Deere, Precision Pays Podcast

How can we keep up with the technological advancements growers face in the field?  In this Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology we sit down with Katie Dierker, Division Marketing Manager with John Deere and find out what John Deere is doing to meet the increased demands of growers in the field. This summer, John Deere had its biggest John … Read More

Precision Farmers Cut Pesticide Use With Seed

Kurt LawtonConservation, Corn, Education, Farmers, Fertilizer, GPS, sustainability

While the anti-agriculture activists spout misinformed data about how genetically-modified grains have not boosted yields nor reduced use of fertilizer or chemicals–those of us living and breathing modern precision agriculture know the truth. In my hundreds and hundreds of interviews I’ve done over the years with progressive farmers (in stories that have appeared in Progressive Farmer, Farm Industry News and … Read More