Tag: Wade Barnes

It’s Time to Put Your Farm Data to Work With FarmCommand

“Big data” is a term that gets thrown around very regularly. In agriculture there are currently many players in the big data space, but few are making in-roads across the world. At Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Farmers Edge made a major move ahead of the competition by releasing the new Farm Command platform, which… Read more »

Farmers Edge Partners with Real Estate Company, Osmington Inc.

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge has announced the addition of Osmington Inc. to its team of investors. Osmington is a private commercial real estate company, owned and controlled by David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters. The company’s past investments include the retail redevelopment of Toronto’s Union Station and the purchase and relocation of NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers to… Read more »

Making Precision Agriculture Work at the Farm Level — An Interview with Wade Barnes of Farmers Edge

It was only ten years ago that Wade Barnes and Curtis MacKinnon, two agronomists in the Pilot Mound, Man. area, decided to start an agronomic consulting business for local farmers. “Our focus was to deal with the handful of really good clients in our local community, about 25 thousand acres. Our thoughts were we’d get to… Read more »

Farmers Edge Sets Up U.S. Headquarters; Plans to Expand Operational Presence

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge announced today it is establishing its American headquarters in Shakopee, MN. Operational locations will also be available to farmers in all major grain growing regions in the U.S., the company says. “Our technology is a unique, one-of-a-kind system, that integrates data sources, direct from the field, into decision support information and crop… Read more »

Farmers Edge Acquires Lethbridge-Based GranDuke Geomatics

Winnipeg-based precision agriculture and data management company Farmers Edge announced Wednesday that it has acquired GranDuke Geomatics, a geospatial software development company based in Lethbridge. Founded by Guy Duke and Kevin Grant in 2012, GranDuke Geomatics, with the assistance of the National Research Council, offers customized software for geospatial applications in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, and oil and… Read more »