You’ve heard of 3D printing, how could you not? It’s been all over the news, from its potential in modern medicine (think printing prosthetics), to its use in cooking up dinners in space. But, between medicine and the international space station, there’s agriculture. And agriculture has a great deal to benefit from this technology too…. Read More

In farming, time is often the most scarce resource. Working longer hours isn’t an option. So RealAgriculture.com, together with Dow AgroSciences, are hosting a series of one-day conferences across Western Canada focused on making the most of our time — being as efficient as possible. TechTour Live kicked off in Brandon on Monday, featuring business coach Donald Cooper (of Cooper… Read More

No longer just a concept, Google Glass is moving ever closer to a face near you. This very hands-free but completely web-connected device has moved from theory to real-life-testing in an incredibly short period of time. But what can Google Glass do, and, more importantly, will you look ridiculous wearing them? See more: Click here… Read More

It’s time for another edition of AgNerds, where Shaun Haney and someone else equally tech-savvy talk about gizmos, gadgets and other techie things! And, yes, for this edition we do indeed have the one and only Peter Gredig back in the saddle/tradeshow chair to talk about, of all things, the cloud. The what, you say?… Read More

It’s like a scene from an old-timey western movie. A grizzled cowboy squints into the horizon and says “I don’t like the look of those clouds. Storm is a’ brewin.” I’ve witnessed similar body language as I cross the country talking to farmers about mobile technology and the new world of data management, but it’s… Read More

What’s your technology mix? Phone and a laptop, phone, tablet and a laptop, or desktop, phone and a tablet? Or something else entirely? It’s an expensive trial, this getting the right mix of useful gadgets, so certified AgNerds Shaun Haney and Peter Gredig decided to tackle the question. Inspired by Shaun’s adoption of the lamely-named… Read More

Last week, RealAgriculture sent some Twitter love to a list of  #westcdnag Twitter accounts, based solely on how active the accounts were and whether or not they wore their RealAgriculture free T-shirts. Well, maybe not solely on that, but what we’re trying to do with these lists is just get you some names to get… Read More

The line-ups at elevators in Ontario are continuing to slow down the corn harvest.  With corn harvest happening all at once due to the wet weather dryers are having a hard time keeping up. According to Peter Gredig, the additional contributing factor to the long dryer lines is that the yields have generally been higher than expected…. Read More

AgNerds 15 - Apple Versus Samsung - Can You Patent a Rectangle?

This past week Apple won a patent case against Samsung and was awarded one billion dollars for its troubles.  This battle is not over and there will be months and maybe years of appeals, countersuits and more intellectual property lawyers getting filthy rich. In this episode of the AgNerds, Shaun Haney and Peter Gredig discuss… Read More

Swinging Soybean Acres Will Come From Winter Wheat in Ontario

As soybean planting begins there is a lot discussion about the potential for some acres swinging into soybeans.  Peter Gredig and I had a great discussion on it this morning over the phone. Peter indicated to me that from his discussions with retailers and other farmers most of the swing into soybeans will be from… Read More

AGNERDS -- The Blackberry Playbook is Making a Comeback

Through the January farm show season I continued to run into people that said to me that they were getting a Blackberry Playbook or had just bought one. Whether its the $200 price point or the the increased interest in tablets, it seems to me that the Blackberry Playbook finally has some appeal.  It would… Read More

 

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