Ag Leader Europe welcomes Anita Van Iperen as the new office administrative assistant. At home, the Van Iperen’s run a 40 hectare family owned farm near the Ag Leader office. The family has pigs and produce mostly potatoes and sugar beets and some wheat and corn. Their sugar beets, especially, score extremely high in the quality scores. The sugar content is one of the highest in Holland.Keep Reading
With the use of prescription files increasing over the past few years, more and more people are realizing how beneficial proper product placement has become. Many of our customers use prescriptions to variable rate year round from liquid and granular application to planting. I thought it would be a nice refresher to walk through the process of how to import your prescriptions step-by-step.
To begin there are three types of files currently supported by the Ag Leader® Integra and Versa displays; .AGSETUP, .IRX, and .SHP that can serve as a prescription file.
Here is the step by step process:
Did you know Ag Leader’s Machine Guidance Support has regional field staff? If you didn’t, then let me tell you about them. The Machine Guidance Support Group is now up to three field support technicians. They are located in key areas of the US to best support Ag Leader’s growing needs in the field.Keep Reading
If you have followed my posts, you have seen a few that mention field trials (either by accident, or just observations in the field), and what you can learn from them. For those that are interested in doing trials, but not interested in the time it typically takes, there are tools in SMS to create them ahead of time and load as a prescription if you are properly equipped. Whether you are variably applying products across a field, and want a check strip, or if you area applying a fixed rate, and want to do a few different rates, SMS has the tools to assist you.Keep Reading
Ag Leader recommends all of our growers stay up-to-date with firmware releases to ensure operation on the latest software improvements available. Along with display improvements, module firmware is also upgraded through the display firmware assuring your hardware is also functioning efficiently.Keep Reading
Ag Leader introduced a new integrated switchbox in late February of this year. It combines the Auxiliary Input Module with the analog switchbox for a cleaner installation and appearance in the cab. Externally (pictured below) it retains much of the same look and dimensions of the analog switchbox. It is available now in kit part number 4100879.Keep Reading
Back in the middle of February, I took my annual trip down to South Africa to meet our distributor Nel Precision Farming. Mac has been working with Ag Leader for several years already but it was only in 2011 that he started his own company to distribute Ag Leader products in South Africa.
My visit in February coincided with his first sales meeting for his dealers since starting the company. It was a good turn out and all were happy to hear about the new features that are now available in version 4.0. Of course, there was also a lot of good constructive feedback for product improvements and features for the future.Keep Reading
The beginning of 2013 started out as a record breaker here at the Ag Leader Academy. With the onset of the new online training platform and the addition of two new courses, the attendance numbers have never been higher.
Between the months of January and March, we had a 26% increase in the number of dealers that walked through the Academy doors for hardware training compared to last year at the same time. Since the launch of the new online courses last November, we have been able to increase the total number of dealers trained by 30% over a year ago! These numbers together represent an over 50% increase in the number of dealers trained here at Ag Leader.Keep Reading
Soon you will be fueling up your tractors, dumping bags of seed and working long hours to get your crop in the ground. Why not take a few minutes and make those stressful days run a little smoother by verifying your Ag Leader investments are in operating order prior to hitting the fields?Keep Reading