Todd Janzen is an attorney at Janzen Agricultural Law LLC (www.aglaw.us) in Indianapolis. Todd grew up on a Kansas grain and livestock farm and now practices law in the agriculture and technology fields. Todd is the past chair of the American Bar Association’s Agricultural Management Committee and authors a blog addressing legal issues facing agriculture: www.aglaw.us/JanzenAgLaw. Contact: email@example.com.
Wind power in my part of the world has become a very popular “clean” energy source for power companies. Wind power has also become very controversial, leading to highly contentious zoning fights at the county level.
Many farmers are being approached by solar energy developers who ask them to sign up acres of farmland for conversion into solar farms.These sort of contracts require careful consideration. Here are some preliminary questions to ask the developer.
While participating in a recent podcast hosted by United Soybean Board’s Tech Toolshed (Getting to know Ag Data Transparent), the host asked this question: What does data transparency mean? I asked a few industry leaders about what “data transparency” means to them.
As someone who is immersed in legal issues related to data privacy and ownership, it should come as no surprise that I have a Google alert set up so that I get notified when a company uses the words “transparency” and “ag data” in a sentence.
For the most part, the Australian Farm Data Code follows the framework of North America’s Core Principles, focusing on clarity, portability, control, consent and sharing, and deletion rights. It is similarly an aspirational document, a set of guiding principles.
Repairability is certainly an issue for some farmers, but it is not the whole story. Greg Peterson (a/k/a Machinery Pete) pointed out in the Star-Tribune that 1970’s and 1980’s tractors were built to last for decades, with proper maintenance and upkeep.
We recently shared some perspective in this segment on what the dealership of 2030 could look like, with a major emphasis on precision technologies like robotics and hyper-specialized services. But what are dealers forecasting as their best bets for growing precision revenue in the next 3 years?
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.