How Yield Efficiency Can Impact Your Operation

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 5/6/21 10:15 AM

"It's just putting data to work for you. You can drill down on which fields, and which parts of fields are most profitable, and which aren't. I think the more you help growers know their costs, the better managers they are." - Dan Frieberg

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Topics: Farm technology, Precision ag, crop protection, variable rate, data driven decisions, yield efficiency, economics, Farm Plan, nutrient removals, nitrogen

Big Data With Local Context

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 4/1/21 11:15 AM

Big data is a phrase that has integrated this world of technology across industries. It's about capturing relevant data from a huge number of sources, and translating it into something that people can use. Big data provides actionable insights to solve problems at scale and at speed. In this world of ag, we have billions of dollars of venture capital funding pouring into agriculture through technology builds. Big data has been at the center of that.

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, trials, hybrid selection, data driven decisions, farm analytics, Big Data, nutrient removals

Three Steps to Combine Farm Agronomics and Economics

Posted by Matt Bowers on 3/18/21 9:15 AM

We often use the phrase, “Everything agronomic is economic.” What does that really mean? 

First, let's first define agronomics and economics. What is agronomics? That's everything that we do in the field related to making good management decisions. It's deciding how much fertilizer to apply and where to put it, planting rates, crop protection, tillage systems and how to incorporate all of this into the farm. Those all go into how we grow our crop. On the economics side, we’re talking about all of the money involved in farming. Farming is a business, and just like any other business, you need to make sure you have cash flow so you have the opportunity to farm again next year, and the year after that. So, how do we focus on agronomics and economics? We do that by analyzing growers’ data. We use that knowledge to help them make decisions on their farm. 

Knowing what you’ve done on the farm in the last five, 10, or 20 years can provide valuable knowledge as you plan into the future. However, if you never take that data and don't use it to make decisions, it's not doing you any good. It's important to invest time into collecting your farm data. We work with growers to analyze their collected field data. We add costs to the layers of data including product cost, operations cost, management cost if they have any land-specific cost, and tie that to the yield file so we can see what is making agronomic and economic sense on the farm.

It's fairly easy to tell where there are higher yields, but it's a lot harder to know if that yield increase also caused an increase in the pocket book. Did the decision pay for itself? Did you produce enough bushels to offset the cost of production? Every pass across the field matters agronomically, but it also has a cost associated with it. We give you three steps to help combine your farm agronomics and economics below. 

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Topics: Enhanced learning blocks, data analytics, Precision ag, trials, learning blocks, hybrid selection, data driven decisions, farm analytics, Big Data, nutrient removals

Measuring Success With On-Farm Planning

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 3/11/21 10:15 AM

As a grower, you’ve most likely asked yourself, “How do I improve my operation’s performance?” Defining success is an important first step towards improving performance on your operation. However, the definition of success has evolved over time. 

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Topics: Farming, Precision ag, crop protection, hybrid selection, data driven decisions, Farm Plan, farm finance

Why You Need a Farm Plan

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 2/18/21 8:30 AM

It takes a great deal of effort to plan appropriately for the upcoming crop season. It isn't easy to be successful, and it definitely takes some time. There's an old saying that says, “You plan your work, and then you work your plan.” 

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Topics: Farming, Precision ag, crop protection, hybrid selection, data driven decisions, Farm Plan, farm finance

What Can You Do With Your Farm Data?

Posted by Lance Meyer on 2/11/21 10:15 AM

"We know there are dollars left on the table on every acre, it's just a matter of finding it with your farm data." - Lance Meyer, Kansas

LANCE MEYER: Hi, guys. My name is Lance Meyer. I'm an advisor here in eastern Kansas, actually located in the little town of Wellsville, just southwest of Kansas City. I've been with Premier Crop for about a year and a half now, and I work with growers kind of all over Kansas. I’m mainly focused here in east-central Kansas, but I get out west and up north a little bit, so kind of all over.

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Topics: Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, cost per bushel, soil health, data driven decisions, yield efficiency, farm analytics, nutrient removals, farm data

Using Data for Hybrid and Variety Seed Selection

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 12/23/20 10:15 AM

"Part of the value of what they get in the Premier Crop program is being able to see beyond their own operations. A lot of times, hybrid and variety is the very first thing they look for."

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Topics: Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, Ag technology, hybrid selection, group data, benchmarking, data driven decisions, seed selection, yield efficiency, farm analytics, Farm Plan

Three ways to Use Data to Be More Profitable

Posted by Katie McWhirter on 12/1/20 10:30 AM

If I asked you if you had a budget, you would most likely tell me you did. If I asked you where you could skim your budget in order to save more for your child’s education, a new truck or a vacation, you most likely wouldn’t know where to start. I know I wouldn’t!

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, yield analysis, data driven decisions, yield efficiency, farm finance, nutrient removals

How Technology has changed Agriculture

Posted by Brenton Rossman on 6/11/20 10:15 AM
A legacy for generations in the Rossman Family

There are no right or wrong answers to the title of this blog, How Technology has changed agriculture, instead there are too many to write about. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier and our work more efficient.  Depending on your age (generation) your answers to this question will differ.  I decided to ask my dad and grandpa what technologies have had the most impact on their farming careers.  

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Topics: Ag technology, data driven decisions

Measure financial impacts of agronomic decisions

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 3/27/20 8:15 AM

In farming and a pandemic – having the right denominator matters

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Topics: data driven decisions, seed selection, yield efficiency

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