Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.
John Deere revealed a fully autonomous tractor at CES 2022 earlier this month. The company says the machine is ready for large-scale production and will be available to farmers in time for fall tillage operations.
Autonomy is an evident theme in the list of the highest read, watched and listened to items posted to the Precision Farming Dealer website in 2021. Discover what lessons and information dealers from across the country were most interested in this year.
Relationships are key to the success of precision farming company Reichhardt Electronic Innovations. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting supply chain shortages, those connections have allowed Reichhardt to work with dealers to continue to meet their customers’ demands.
Fully autonomous vehicles may be closer — and more necessary — than you think. That’s the argument of Bill Lehmkuhl, owner of Precision Agri-Service, an independent precision dealer group headquartered in Ohio. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the highlights on his autonomy timeline.
One of the newest developments in weed control is the Autonomous LaserWeeder, a robot that uses artificial intelligence and lasers to zap weeds growing among cash crops. Carbon Robotics unveiled the autonomous weeder in April of 2021, and went on to sell out of 2021 and 2022 models.
A massive “all-in-one” machine by NEXAT can handle every step in production agriculture autonomously, from soil cultivation and sowing to crop protection and harvesting. The holistic crop production system is based on the interchangeable carrier vehicle that you see here. It drives horizontally on the field and vertically on roads. The technology needed for each step in production can be installed as a module on the machine, and the system can operate autonomously.
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.