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Where Will Digitization Take Farming?

Where Will Digitization Take Farming?

February 13, 2020

It seems like data is top of mind throughout every industry these days. Mark Young, CTO and head of product at The Climate Corporation, grew up on a farm, so he understands the potential of ag data from both a tech and real-farm perspective. Farming data collection is expanding faster each year, and more data opens the door to better, faster insights. Listen in as Mark “takes the governor off” to share his thoughts on where digitization is taking us. Plus, hear what he says is the one thing you should be doing even if digital tools are not yet in your toolbox.

With guest Mark Young, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Product, The Climate Corporation

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Gaining Control of Farm Management

Gaining Control of Farm Management

December 18, 2019

You didn’t get into farming to spend all day looking at spreadsheets. Guests Pat Christie, Founder at Conservis and Chris Olson, General Manager at Rabo AgriFinance, discuss how farm management software helps you gain control over multiple aspects of your operation. They explain how digital tools make organizing and analyzing farm management data faster, easier and more effective and help you home in on your cost of production, sharpen your approach to grain marketing and streamline preparation for effective discussions with your lender.

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The New Way to Optimize Grain Marketing

The New Way to Optimize Grain Marketing

December 11, 2019

Grain marketing is one of the more challenging aspects of farming. Brennan Turner explains how a digital grain marketplace makes it easier to make a deal on your terms. You’ll hear how Brennan combined experience from his family farm, his career in professional hockey and his time on Wall Street to develop a new grain trading technology. Find out how digital trading tools can make it easier to manage your current grain buying relationships as well as find new ones, and learn Brennan’s three rules for building a solid grain marketing plan.

Guest: Brennan Turner, CEO of FarmLead

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The Problem with Benchmarking for Seed Selection

The Problem with Benchmarking for Seed Selection

November 12, 2019

Do you use benchmarking to help inform seed decisions? Sam Eathington explains why when it comes to accurately evaluating seed performance and selection, benchmarking falls short. The broad approach of benchmarking misses a host of variables - from weather to interdependent agronomic factors to human bias. Sam provides advice on when to use benchmarking vs. when to run your own experiments, and he shares the experiments he and his brothers have conducted on their own family farm.

Read more about Sam’s insights on benchmarking in his article that appeared on precisionag.com.

Guest: Sam Eathington - Chief Science Officer, The Climate Corporation

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Maximizing Yield in a Lengthy Harvest

Maximizing Yield in a Lengthy Harvest

October 24, 2019

For many farmers, this harvest season is going to be a long one. Brent Sharff, a farmer from Maynard, Iowa and Chris Souder, Midwest regional agronomy lead at Bayer Crop Science, discuss handling a harvest that could go all the way into December, sharing their tips on how to get as much grain into the bin as possible. You’ll want to hear about Brent’s experiences with his June-planted corn and Chris’ advice on evaluating crop performance in order to select seed in such an unusual year.

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Harvest Planning in a Challenging Year

Harvest Planning in a Challenging Year

October 14, 2019

In a season in which the new normal is abnormal, Greg Kneubuhler, president and CEO, G&K Concepts Independent Crop Consulting, draws on his expertise as as agronomy consultant to walk through what farmers should be mindful of as they navigate the uncharted territory of this harvest as well as the preparation for the 2020 season. From machine calibration to account for excessive moisture to figuring out fertility, Greg’s insights will help you prepare your path.

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How Digital Ag is Increasing Transparency and Reducing Ambiguity

How Digital Ag is Increasing Transparency and Reducing Ambiguity

August 26, 2019

It’s an understatement to say that this year hasn’t been an easy one. When conditions are so far from typical, it can be hard to know if you’re making the best decisions. Sam Eathington and Mark Young, both pioneers of digital farming innovation, talk about how digital tools are increasing the transparency of the performance of seed and other inputs.

They explain how this type of year widens the FieldViewTM data set, ultimately resulting in more effective tools and analytics, and they look down the road at the scientific advancements and product features farmers can expect.

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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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