Purdue University is targeting the next generation of growers with a new online Precision Agriculture course. The online course will be available at no charge for high school agriculture teachers, starting with teachers in Indiana and then expanding to schools around the U.S.
Semios, a leading precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced it is acquiring Agworld, a leading data-driven farm management platform, to deliver even more benefits to growers around the globe.
Deere and Company is acquiring Bear Flag Robotics, a startup that develops autonomous driving technology compatible with existing machines. Deere is paying $250 million for the Silicon Valley-based startup, according to an announcement by the company on Aug. 5.
According to a study on precision agriculture conducted by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers, the American Soybean Assn., Crop-Life America and the National Corn Growers Assn., the environmental benefit of precision ag technology fuel efficiencies is similar to taking 200,000 cars off the road every year.
Awarded the Silver Medal at the SIMA Innovation Awards 2021, New Holland's NutriSense System provides farmers with valuable measurements of crop moisture, starch, crude protein, fibre (ADF and NDF), ash and crude fat content in every area of their field.
After 5 years of dealers reporting declining aftermarket precision sales, in the 2021 Precision Farming Dealer Benchmark Study, 46% of dealers said their precision products are being sold as aftermarket sales vs. 40% in last year’s study.
The change allows customers to quickly activate the JDLink connectivity service and manage their connected machines within their John Deere Operations Center account, either on the web or the mobile app.
Vermeer Corporation introduces four industry-leading concepts to help customers optimize their hay operations: a patent-pending autonomous bale mover, patent-pending onboard bearing temperature sensors, automated baling assistance technology and Forage Commander — a field data management app.
Raven Industries demonstrated OMNiDRIVE, an aftermarket technology kit for autonomous driving, at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. The kit allowed a driverless Case IH Magnum tractor pulling a grain cart to sync with a Case IH AFS 7140 combine.
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.