Around The Farm - With Clint Chaffer
Teaming Up: What’s Different About a Channel Ⓡ Seedsman

Teaming Up: What’s Different About a Channel Ⓡ Seedsman

July 17, 2019

A key part of a successful season is a farmer’s team. Clint talks to Farmer Tony Stierwalt from Champaign County, Ill. about what sets his Channel seed team apart. Chris Kamienski, Channel technical agronomist, and Jason Watson, Channel Seedsman, describe Channel’s unique approach and how they provide customized insights all year long to Tony and other Channel customers.

Hear about the in-depth agronomic expertise, regular field evaluations and decision recommendations that make Chris and Jason MVPs for Tony’s operation.

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FieldView Behind the Scenes: Setting Customers up for Success

FieldView Behind the Scenes: Setting Customers up for Success

June 25, 2019

What does it take to serve up excellent support to customers? Stephanie Lynch and Juan Mayta, customer success managers at Climate FieldViewTM, give a look behind the scenes with their team.

They describe how diverse expertise and cross-team collaboration create a combination that sets their customers up for success. Learn their method for keeping wait times short - even during peak times like planting. And find out why the support team has the coolest wall in the Climate office.

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Leveraging Your Retailer Relationship

Leveraging Your Retailer Relationship

June 17, 2019

If the many challenges of this difficult planting season have left you with decision fatigue, your retailer may be able to help. Kayla Bennett, Climate FieldViewTM Sales and Seed Support Specialist at Ag View FS, talks about what customers in her area (Princeton, Ill.) are experiencing as well as how her team helps them navigate to their best harvest.

Regular scouting, expertise from crop specialists, satellite imagery assessment, and customized crop protection and fertilization recommendations are all in the arsenal.

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A Look at How Far Farming Technology Has Come

A Look at How Far Farming Technology Has Come

June 12, 2019

In honor of Father’s Day, Clint talks with his dad Doug Chaffer, who farms in Seaton Ill.

Doug reminisces about how far ag technology has come in the 46 seasons he’s been farming. Find out how a rag served as Doug’s first planter monitor, how he evolved his technology over time, and why today he considers FieldViewTM the “pièce de résistance” of farming technology.

 

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Using Drone Imagery to Make In-Season Decisions

Using Drone Imagery to Make In-Season Decisions

May 29, 2019

Coming out of the cold, wet Spring and the planting delays it brought, Kris Poulson, co-founder at Sentera, talks about how high-resolution drone imagery helps farmers assess field conditions.

From emergence and throughout the growing season, drone imagery helps complete the picture of field conditions. Hear from an expert on when to collect drone images, how to look at image data alongside other key data, and how to use imagery to make important decisions such as whether to replant and if your potential yield warrants investing in input applications.  

 

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Turning Moonshots into Real-Farm Innovations

Turning Moonshots into Real-Farm Innovations

May 5, 2019

Live from the recent World Agri-Tech Summit in San Francisco, Clint talks with David Macmillan, CEO of Deveron UAS Corp. Deveron is a partner with Climate FieldViewTM and provides farmers with aerial imagery that’s valuable for things like evaluating stand and crop scouting.

David shares his perspective on what it takes to bring moonshots (or big, crazy ideas) to life and how Deveron approaches innovations that deliver real, individualized value to farmers.

 

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Last-Minute Planting Logistics

Last-Minute Planting Logistics

March 28, 2019

As farmers head into the fields for planting, there are always last-minute adjustments to be made, and that often includes their tractors and planters. Scott Chizmar, a precision farming specialist, talks about what he does to help make sure farm implements are running their best.

Scott also touches on what farmers should do with their planters after planting season, and also takes a look at prepping sprayers and other equipment post emergence for growing season and beyond.

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Technology In The Field

Technology In The Field

March 28, 2019

A self-confessed technology aficionado, our next guest Rick Myroup, Climate’s product marketing director, talks about how digital farming is changing the game for farmers when it comes to seed selection and variable rate prescriptions.

He explains how farmers and their dealers can work together to write seed prescriptions in mere minutes versus tools that take much longer. Rick also shares updates from the recent pre-commercial field trials of Seed Advisor from FieldView™ - a new technology to improve the effectiveness of seed placement.

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Seeds Of Spring

Seeds Of Spring

March 28, 2019

It’s almost time to put seeds in the ground, but have you ever thought about all that goes into getting seeds where they need to go? Today’s guest Tanner Dunn, a former seed dealer, and current Climate customer success specialist discusses what happens as the seed makes its way to your planter – from storage and seed treatments to distribution.

Don’t miss Tanner’s tale of what happens when things don’t go as planned. He also shares his take on why gathering data at planting is key for the rest of the season.

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Soil Sampling & Planning To Plant

Soil Sampling & Planning To Plant

February 23, 2019

Coming out of a wet fall and harvest season, today's guest Bryan Boock discusses what these conditions might mean as spring approaches. Bryan is a farmer (Boock Farms), soil expert/sampler, and former seed dealer.

In this episode, he talks about tillage implications, seed selection adjustments, and other timely planting topics. He also takes a look at how the wet weather affected his soil sampling customers (and his own business), and shares his perspective on soil conditions in his area and how farmers may need to adjust their input strategies.

 

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