Precision Farming Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week:
- Technology Conference Explores Precision Successes & Pain Points for Farmers
- AgXeed Autonomous Tractors Generating Interest in the UK and Beyond
- FarmWise Makes Cover of USA Today
- Why the Best Ag Tech Ideas Come from Growers
- ‘Harvest Smiles’ at Your July 4th Parade
A panel of farmers talked about their experiences with precision technology at the 2023 Cultivate Conference in Fargo, N.D. This article from In Forum captures the top moments and lessons learned from the discussion.
Moderator Cory Oberlander, right, leads a panel of North Dakota farmers discussing technology advances at the Cultivate conference on Thursday, June 8, 2023. From left are Adam Spelhaug of Kindred, Kyle Courtney of Oakes, and David Gorder of Grand Forks. Photo by: Jeff Beach/Agweek
The Northern Farmer catches up with Dr. Gregor Welsh of Soil Essentials, the Northern UK distributor for the Dutch AgXeed range of autonomous tractors. “30 models have been sold to date, with the first delivered to a farm in Australia this April,” Welsh says. “There has been a lot of interest in the UK, and I believe that an order has been placed for a machine in the south of England; it is expected to be in operation later on in the year.”
FarmWise, a California-based ag technology and robotics company, was featured on the cover of USA Today with the headline, A FIELD OF ROBOTIC DREAMS: If you build them, high-tech equipment will tend crops and take out the weeds. Read the full article here.
“If you need an engineer to operate or troubleshoot the machine, it’s not built by a grower,” Stout CEO Brent Shedd says in this article from Agricultural-Robotics.com. “Growers need reliable machines that are easy to operate and get the job done.” The AI company took a grower-centric approach to make sure its Smart Cultivator was reliable, easy to use and highly accurate.
Here’s a new dealership branding & marketing idea for your community’s July 4th parade this year. A corn farmer turned his antique combine into a giant candy dispenser!
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