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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A increasingly competitive carbon credit market means more data collection from farmers. Here’s my checklist for farmers and other users of these platforms when reviewing the contract terms offered by these new carbon reduction platforms.
Online ag data platforms have matured a lot since 2016, and so it was time for the ADT’s certification to mature as well. This past fall, the ADT undertook a process of updating its certification questionnaire. A number of new and updated questions were added as part of the process. Here is an explanation of some of the changes.
I feel like it was about five years ago when the gates were opened to the ag data land rush. Small ag-tech companies and multinational legacy companies all entered the ag data space, each rushing to grab as many acres or customers as possible.
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.
When talking with dealerships about technology, the conversations tend to be in the context of sales, service and support of precision farming systems. But there is an arguably more critical technology discussion that should be taking place within dealerships.
While cyber security is acknowledged as a threat, dealers — especially mid-size and even single-store operations — aren’t always thinking about how to stay insulated against increasingly invasive scams.
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.