MapShots 2014 Customer Conference

MapShots held its annual Customer Conference February 7-8 at the Georgia Tech Learning Center in Atlanta. This event brings in MapShots customers as well as third party partners for an intensive couple of days of training sessions and presentations. MapShots is a software development company that provides crop management applications for the agriculture industry, including AgStudio software for managing large …

Climate Corp Tackles Data Privacy

The Climate Corporation today announced principles and commitments related to data use and privacy published on-line in a Guiding Principles on Data and Privacy statement. David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation, which was acquired by Monsanto in October 2013, held a call with reporters on Friday to talk about the announcement:

2014 Iowa Power Farming Show

The 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show is in full swing this week in Des Moines, Iowa and according to Tom Junge, show director nearly 25,000 people are expected to attend the third largest farm show in the United States. The show expands 7 acres and features exhibitors from 29 states and 4 Canadian Provinces; represents 750 companies and more than …

SST Software Partners With GeoVantage

SST Software, an industry leader in precision agriculture, will soon offer remote sensing services to growers and ag service providers in partnership with GeoVantage, a global provider of multispectral imagery. The partnership will enable SST to provide seamless ordering, acquisition, and delivery of multispectral imagery across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. SST’s software currently manages approximately 85 million acres of …

John Deere API Integrator Conference

This week John Deere held its API Integrator Conference in Des Moines, IA at the World Food Prize building. During the conference the company announced a new web portal for application and software developers who become partners at Developer.Deere.com. They also announced the MyJohnDeere Data API. Here are interviews with John Deere representatives and partner companies that attended the event. …

GEOSYS Field Profit Planner Introduced

GEOSYS Inc. announced its launch of the GEOSYS Field Profit Planner, a comprehensive tool for farmers and their advisors who pursue high efficiency farming. The new cloud-based GEOSYS Field Profit Planner service gives growers quick analyses of their individual fields while also providing insight into productivity across the entire farm. Unique to the GEOSYS platform, profit analysis for each field …

InfoAg Conference on Precision Agriculture

The 2013 InfoAg Conference took place in Springfield, IL. This technical education conference is all about precision agriculture and is becoming an annual conference with the next one scheduled in 2014 in St. Louis, MO. This three day conference is coordinated by the International Plant Nutrition Institute, IPNI. Story interviews will be posted here as they become available in coming …

Drones for Field Scouting at Landmark Agronomy

Landmark Services Cooperative is now using iPad-controlled drones to scout fields. You can find the press release on their website here. Listen to or download my interview with Dan here:

iCropTrak Mobile App

Cogent3D has added to it’s precision and mobile farm management tools with the iCropTrak App. In my weekly podcast, the ZimmCast, I speak with Aaron Hutchinson, President and one of the founders of Cogent3D, Inc. The company has also pioneered other services like PrecisionEarth and GISRoam. Aaron says that iCropTrak is “a mobile app that is teamed with a cloud …

2013 Raven Innovation Summit

Raven Industries pulled out all the stops at the 2013 Raven Innovation Summit last week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company brought together dealers and growers from across the world to be the first to hear about their new precision agriculture technologies. Below you can find interviews from Raven leadership and producers who have taken advantage of precision ag …

Concluding Press Conf for G8 Open Data for Ag

USDA held a concluding press conference to discuss results prior to the end of the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture. USDA Chief Scientist Dr. Catherine Woteki outlined the federal government’s new Food, Agriculture and Rural data community, which offers a catalog of over 300 data sets as well as numerous apps, tools and statistical products. Listen to …

USDA Press Conf. on Open Data for Ag Conference

USDA just held a preview press conference for next week’s G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture. On the phone with the press were USDA Chief Scientist Dr. Catherine Woteki and Dr. Simon Liu, Director of the National Agricultural Library. There are plans to do live streaming during the conference and people are encouraged to tweet about the conference …