Introducing the SMART Farmer Podcast

Lizzy Schultz

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

audio, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, technology, USFRA

Make Tax Preparation Easier with Shared Virtual Desktop

Cindy Zimmerman

Especially during tax time, a virtual desktop can make secure collaboration for sharing files, data, and scanned documents easier. With a virtual desktop and your accounting software hosted by AgCompass, you and your tax preparer can upload and access data crucial for preparing your returns from anywhere and from multiple devices. “Security and data independence are important concerns for farmers,” …

Ag Compass, agribusiness, technology

2017 National Farm Machinery Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show, sponsored by FMC Corporation. The National Farm Machinery show continues to be the largest indoor farm show in America with 850 exhibitors covering 1.2 million square feet of floor space at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. For 52 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the …

audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, technology, UAV

Agren & Land O’ Lakes SUSTAIN Partner on Conservation

Kelly Marshall

Carroll, IA- Central Iowa-based small business, Agren, Inc. has partnered with Land O’Lakes, Inc. one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, to use emerging precision conservation technology to help farmers improve soil and water quality. The Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN business unit will use Agren’s technology platform to deliver scalable, geo-spatial tools that are designed to identify highly-erodible spots in …

Conservation, soil, technology

ZimmCast Features New #Ag Software from Trimble

Joanna Schroeder

Trimble is holding a large customer event in Las Vegas this week – Trimble Dimensions. It’s the site for a big announcement – Trimble Ag Software. This new farm data management platform combines their products Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions. This all-in-one tool offers customers a complete desktop, web-based and mobile-enabled agricultural software solution that simplifies farm …

audio, technology, ZimmCast

AgCompass Aids Critical Business Decisions Collaboration

Cindy Zimmerman

With commodity prices falling, already tight operating margins may become even tighter, increasing the need for farm partners to keep an eye on their operating expenses. One solution that many producers have turned to is remote hosting of their software so that all the farm partners can be on the same page when making critical business decisions. AgCompass provides reliable …

audio, Precision Agriculture, technology

Agworld Introduces Collaborative Farming Solution (CFS)

Cindy Zimmerman

Faced with low commodity prices and razor-thin profit margins, growers today are seeking to maximize the productivity of every acre by investing in new precision ag and farm management software programs. The problem is, these technologies are not working together, at least to the extent that many companies have promised. Until now. Agworld, a global provider of simple to use, …


Rural Infrastructure Summit in Ames

Joanna Schroeder

Heading into the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Iowa, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers hosted a Rural Infrastructure Summit in Ames on August 29 in cooperation with Agri-Pulse Communications. The Summit addressed how the ag industry will need to develop new, innovative ideas to solve the infrastructure challenges that face rural America today and in the future; both in the …

AEM, agribusiness, audio, Electricity, Equipment, technology

TerrAvion Offers Plane-Based Precision Ag

Joanna Schroeder

Robert Morris served in the U.S. Army as a Technical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Platoon Leader in Afghanistan. His ground-breaking work helped uncover intelligence that made critically important strategic decisions, but after returning to the states Morris realized drones were the wrong choice for agriculture. Instead a conversation with a buddy led Morris to start TerrAvion, an aerial imaging service …

agribusiness, audio, Precision Agriculture, technology

Top Sensor Manufacturers Make Strategic Investment in CropX

Talia Goes

CropX, provider of the world’s most advanced adaptive irrigation service, announced that global leaders in the sensor manufacturing space—Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) and the Flex technology accelerator, Lab IX—have invested in the company. Already serving 20 top farms across the United States, CropX plans to use the strategic partnerships to accelerate product development and rapidly expand market adoption. …

agribusiness, technology