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

Improving Farm Efficiency with Nutrient Planning

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 2/4/21 10:00 AM

Our approach to nutrient planning is based on the fact that we want to allow our advisors, partners, and growers to get ahead when it comes to planning for the next crop season. Some advisors are having this conversation early, even before growers start combining in the fall. As we dial our focus on helping growers create a plan before the growing season begins, we look at several things. Using a spatial soil sample as one of the foundation pieces is a large part of what we do. A spatial soil sample could be a grid sample where the field is divided into smaller sizes, giving you a number of samples within a field, two-and-a-half-acre grids are common in most areas. In other areas where the field is divided into zones, zone sampling can be driven by soils, historic imagery, or EC conductivity. Instead of capturing one sample for an entire field, they're capturing more intense, site-specific samples. Layering all these samples into one computerized system and letting data science derive the factors for you helps, rather than trying to figure it out on your own in those frustrating excel sheets.

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, crop protection, trials, Farm Plan, nutrient removals

What Does a Year End Meeting Look Like with a Premier Crop Partner?

Posted by Brenton Rossman on 1/7/21 10:15 AM

"We use SciMax Solutions, a Premier Crop partner,
to push everything we can
in order to get the best ROI
and try to do the best job that we can."
- Mike Myers, Waukee, IA

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Topics: Farming, Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, crop protection, management zones, benchmarking, economics, farm analytics, Farm Plan, nutrient removals

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

The State of Ag and Business with Damian Mason

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 12/3/20 10:30 AM

Today we will be discussing the ag industry with ag author, speaker, comedian, and personality - Damian Mason. Damian speaks on topics surrounding business and agriculture to keep audiences up to date with a touch of humor.

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Topics: Farming, Precision ag, economics

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

Three Top Examples of Agronomics and Economics with ProTech Partners

Posted by Matt Bowers on 11/10/20 6:15 PM

In this Premier Podcast episode, we're talking with Matt Bowers, Premier Crop’s Eastern Strategic Account Manager and Kimberly Beachy, with ProTech Partners in Indiana. Matt and Kimberly discuss the top three examples of agronomics and economics.

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Topics: Farming, Precision ag, Ag technology, soil health, yield efficiency, economics

Farm Finance Featured on the Farm 4 Profit Podcast

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 10/29/20 10:15 AM

"We have growers who tell us that we're helping them with their economics, which helps convince their lender to give them the full operating line."
Dan Frieberg

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Topics: Farming, Precision ag, Ag technology, yield analysis, yield efficiency, farm analytics, Farm Plan, farm finance

Precision Ag as a Service - Should it be a Service on Your Farm?

Posted by Kevin Kruize on 6/18/20 10:15 AM

As a farmer you are tasked with making over 40 important business decisions each year, which is no small task.  These decisions can relate to anything from finance, product knowledge, agronomic knowledge, marketing, machinery repair/service, buying and negotiating skills, and computer skills. It's no wonder that as a farmer you have been known for being the “Jack of all trades,” however, how big of risk can you afford to take when it relates to making all of these decisions confidently?

When you look at other successful businesses, they make important decisions by utilizing a team of experts to research the problem and analyze each outcome. While the manager may make the final decision, it was done by relying on input, data and research from others. I've witnessed over the last 15 years working with growers that grower who use precision ag and data have outpaced their neighbors. Their data impacts and influences many important decisions they make to help them continuously learn from their fields.

When growers work with an educated agronomic advisor partnered with a precision ag system they see data the helps them drive decisions. But the communication with a person is a huge value, beyond the data.

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Topics: Precision ag

What type of data should you collect for farm analytics?

Posted by Elisabeth Haager on 5/5/20 8:15 AM

Do you ever feel like you are collecting loads of data but it’s just sitting on a flash drive or in a cloud storage system doing little more than building a pretty map? Organizing and analyzing that data can seem like such a daunting task. Before you even get to organizing the data you need to figure out what data is worth collecting. With the help of a Premier Crop Advisor we help you prioritize your data and use farm analytics to make more confident decisions using your data.

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Topics: Precision ag, farm analytics

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