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Agriculture Technology Podcast

English, Technology, 1 season, 194 episodes, 2 days, 15 hours, 10 minutes
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Everyday, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field.
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Ep. 201 - Precision Upgrade Kits for Sprayers

Precision upgrade kits (PUKs) take your sprayer to the next level. How? Mike L., one of RDO Equipment Co.’s Precision Ag Product Specialists has the answers.
7/18/202420 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 200 - RDO Equipment Co. Founder Ron Offutt

Welcome to the milestone 200th episode of the Agriculture Technology podcast. Today, Ron Offutt, founder of RDO Equipment Co. joins host Tony Kramer to reflect on the past 60 years of agriculture and look to the future.
6/20/202411 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 199 - Precision Upgrades for Planters

Ready to choose your planting adventure? Colin Artz, a 20-plus-year ag industry veteran, discusses John Deere's planter Precision Upgrade Kits (PUKs) with Podcast Host and Planting Technology Product Manager Tony Kramer. Artz explains that farmers can select the improvements they’d like — planter speed, seed planting quality or input savings with ExactShot technology. Listen to learn how farmers can customize their PUKs to fit their current planter.
5/16/202423 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 198 - John Deere 2025 Product Launch

From Precision Agriculture Essentials Kits and new C-Series Air Carts to the highly anticipated S7 and X9 combines, Podcast Host and Planting Technology Manager Tony Kramer gets the scoop on the latest equipment and technology solutions from John Deere Go-to-Market Managers. during this year’s Commodity Classic. Discover key features of these John Deere products, their development and how they will work in the field.
4/18/202426 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 197 - The Millennial Farmer

Zach Johnson, the Millennial Farmer creator on YouTube, returns to the podcast to discuss farming technology adoption and its effect on efficiency and profitability with Podcast Host and Planting Technology Product Manager Tony Kramer. As a 5th generation farmer, Johnson first spoke with Kramer during episode 86 when he started to promote agriculture and share his day-to-day experiences. Johnson and Kramer talk about precision upgrade kits on planters, including ExactRate™ Liquid Fertilizer System and ExactShot. Johnson shares his experience with these precision solutions and the John Deere Operations Center™ — as he monitors the planter's progress and performance through his app, providing peace of mind.
3/21/202419 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 196 - Pre-Season John Deere Operations Center Reminders

Planting Technology Product Manager and Podcast Host Tony Kramer discuss John Deere Operations Center™ and its applications for small grains growers with John Deere’s Go-to-Market Manager, Ryan Stien. John Deere’s recent partnership announcement with SpaceX increases service to rural areas, and Stien, who focuses on digital products, says increased connectivity will revolutionize accurate data collection. Stein and Kramer emphasize field boundaries as a foundational step to automate data collection for planting times, locations, and crop varieties. With this database of information later, small grain farmers can discern where and when they may need to apply nutrients or fertilizer. Listen to learn how the Operations Center – a no-cost solution – empowers small grain farmers to make informed operational decisions during each growing season.
2/15/202432 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 195 - Manage Turf and Utility Fleets Efficiently with John Deere Operations Center

Product Manager of Planting Technology and Podcast Host Tony Kramer sits down with turf and utility professionals, RDO Account Manager Alex Mitchell and Josh West, Owner of JT Lawn Services & Landscaping. West has over a quarter of a century of experience in lawn care, landscaping and snow removal. He has grown his business from one machine to multiple machines equipped with technology, all powered by an expert team. Mitchell shares West’s growth through optimizing his operation with John Deere Operations Center ™. Once considered a Farm Management System, many turf and utility business owners like West have discovered the Operations Center’s ability to manage daily operations. Listen to learn how turf and utility fleet managers use John Deere Operations Center ™ to monitor equipment performance and optimize business decisions.
1/18/202433 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 194 - Year in Review with Guest Joel Kaczynski

RDO Equipment Co.’s Agronomist and Podcast Host, Tony Kramer, sits down with RDO’s Technology Solutions Manager, Joel Kaczynski, to review the 2023 growing seasons. With decades of precision ag technology experience, Kramer and Kaczynski highlight equipment, like ExactShot™, and software tools, like Data Sync, that benefited growers in 2023. Hear what they’ve learned, and how these tools work, and how growers discern insights from their year-end review. Listen to this episode to reflect on the last 12 months of precision ag technology equipment and software.
12/21/202343 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 193 - Large Square Baler Technology with Guest Jesse Santillan

RDO Agronomist and Podcast Host Tony Kramer sits down with Precision Ag Technology Product Specialist Jesse Santillan to take a closer look at John Deere’s Large Square Baler’s evolution. They discuss the technological advancements that help farmers to make bales of precise weights and sizes. Listen to this episode to learn how Large Square Baler's integrated machine control and monitoring technology helps farmers unlock potential through data-driven decisions.
11/16/202329 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 192 - Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters with Guest Jason Artz

In this episode, Tony discusses everything about John Deere’s Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters with Product Manager Jason Artz. Discover how these machines have become more user-friendly and improved harvesting through sensors and data collection.
10/19/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 191 - G5 Displays with Guest Jared Roelofs

In this special episode recorded at Field Technology Days this Fall, Tony speaks with Jared Roelofs, Product Specialist at RDO Equipment Co., about the latest precision ag capabilities for guidance displays. They dive deep into guidance displays' history, G5 Displays' updated features and their effect on any operation. Still hungry for Agriculture Technology Podcast Episodes? Check out an in-the-cab video of this episode on RDO’s YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/SNzQgns1nMk Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment/resources/podcasts
9/21/202322 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 190 - Data Sync with Guest Jakson Lane

Data Sync eliminates time spent creating and transferring setup files between John Deere Operations Center™ and the latest John Deere Displays. Your data can automatically sync to your in cab display or mobile device. In this episode, Tony talks to Jakson Lane, Product Specialist in Precision Ag Technology, on what type of data you can sync, the hardware requirements, and how Data Sync can benefit your operation.
8/17/202325 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 189 - Smart-Apply with Guest Erin Hightower

John Deere's Smart-Apply Intelligent Control System uses LiDAR to fluctuate its spray to give you the right rate, at the right place, at the right time. RDO Agronomists Tony Kramer and Erin Hightower take a deep dive into the application and benefits of this system. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment/resources/podcasts
7/20/202320 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 188 - Technology Outlook with Guest Adam Gilbertson

Technology advancements are growing exponentially. In this episode, Tony sits down with Adam Gilbertson, Senior VP of Technology at RDO Equipment Co., to get his insight on the benefits of technology. From early adoption to data integration, technology is important for both ag and construction. Automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are beginning to make their presence known across multiple industries. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment/resources/podcasts
6/8/202345 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 187 - Planting Season Overview with Guest Erin Hightower

Spring has sprung! RDO Agronomist Tony Kramer and special guest Erin Hightower take us through planting season 2023 in the Northwest, Southwest and Midwest. While all regions have different challenges heading into this season, they're here to explain how using data analytics with a precision agriculture strategy can help any operation's efficiency. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment/resources/podcasts
5/18/202332 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 186 - Podcast Refresh

With more than 180 episodes and 8 years of production, we are back with new episodes to kick off Spring 2023. You'll hear about precision agriculture, the latest in machine technology, how data analytics can help your production and so much more. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment/resources/podcasts
5/11/20235 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 185 ExactShot

In this episode, Tony covers the newly released ExactShot technology from John Deere. Working with high-speed planters, this technology takes the approach of fertilizing each plant, not the entire field, helping reduce fertilizer costs and run-off.
1/19/202319 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 184 On-The-Farm Adjustments

Whether it be analyzing your data to help reduce costs on fertilizer application or communicating better with your partners or dealers, RDO Equipment Co. Agronomist expert Tony Kramer starts off Season 8 with a refresher on how on-farm research can help growers better optimize their operations.
1/5/202319 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 183 2022 Review

After a year of learning John Deere Operations Center, Machine Sync, See and Spray Ultimate and TruSet Tillage, Tony highlights the best hits from the year.
12/22/202211 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 182 Data Analysis

See what’s happening in your operation right now, plus learn from your performance over time through analyzing data in the John Deere Operations Center. Whether you are targeting a specific area or want a full report on certain crops, RDO Ag Expert Tony Kramer highlights how to use the Field Analyzer tool and its benefits for your operation. From tillage, to planting, to harvest, the data the operations center collects can help you make educated decisions year after year that save time, optimize yield, and maximize profits.
12/8/202221 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 181 TruSet Active

RDO Ag Expert Tony Kramer introduces us to TruSet Active, available on 2024 models for tillage. TruSet Active can automatically make adjustments to depth with a sensor on its frame, which is an industry first. This tool, coupled with documenting the precise depth can improve precision and impact yield.
11/23/202215 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 180 ST Series Applicators

In this episode, Tony covers the newly released ST series strip till applicators from John Deere. From nutrient application, to configurations, to tillage reduction, Tony gives us a broad overview of the benefits and options of this equipment. And to top it all off, we dig into the pros of pairing your strip till applicator with John Deere Precision Ag components. There are so many variations of equipment and technology to make strip till work for your operation.
11/10/202216 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 179 Sharing Data

Whether it's custom harvesting, a business partner or your agronomist, sharing data has become essential to your operation's success and decisions moving forward. In this episode, Tony digs into how to customize and share data from John Deere Operations Center or any farm management information system. And in today's world, this can all be done without the hassle of passing off flash drives — in fact, all it takes is a simple click of a button.
10/27/202215 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 178 Post-Harvest Calibration

Fall is underway, and a lot of farmers are in the "hurry up and harvest" mode. But how can we ensure we are getting accurate readings of our yields across all machines? In this episode, Tony breaks down "Post-Harvest Calibration," its easy accessibility and the benefits if you have multiple combines or if something isn't quite matching up. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts
10/13/202211 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 177 Documenting Tillage

From applied downforce, to speed, to application, agronomic data has been benefitting operations since its emergence in the mid-1990s. In this episode, Tony takes us through the layers of documenting tillage passes and how it can potentially benefit planting and harvest.
9/29/202214 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 176 John Deere Machine Sync

In this episode, we talk John Deere Machine Sync: the benefits, similarities and differences between versions, and how to utilize the automation. With bigger equipment in today's world, John Deere Machine Sync can assist in more ways than one on your operation. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment/resources/podcasts
9/15/202214 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 175 Remote View and Adjust

In this episode, we're going to be talking about a John Deere Combine feature called Remote View and Adjust - allowing you to remotely view and adjust a variety of combine settings for all the machines in your fleet. Visit www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts to catch all episodes.
8/31/202214 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 174 Updates to 2680H High Performance Disk

In this episode, we will be talking about Tillage - but more specifically, we will discuss updates to the John Deere 2680H High-Performance Disk. Visit https://www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts to catch all episodes.
8/18/202215 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 173 Fieldview And Slingshot Connections

Learn more about two new John Deere Operations Center connections: Climate FieldView Raven Slingshot. Visit https://www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts to view show notes and all past episodes.
8/4/202212 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 172 Variety Locator Files

Get prepared for this year's harvest with the latest episode from our team of experts. Tony breaks down the ins and outs of Variety Locator Files, and what you can do now to ensure success for #harvest22. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts
7/21/202218 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 171 John Deere Data Manager

Episode 171 takes us through the John Deere Data Manager tool. From downloading the program off the John Deere Operations Center, to transferring files from a local drive, Tony takes us through the functionality of the John Deere Data Manager tool and the first steps to traditional data transfer. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts
7/7/202213 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 170 John Deere Operations Center - Machines

Wrapping up our 3-part series of the John Deere Operations Center, Tony takes us through functionality available on the web version of the program, specifically focusing on Machine Analyzer and Machine Reports. A John Deere Operations Center account is cost-free to any user; the mobile app is also free. Visit to create your account and get started. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts
6/23/202215 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 169 Operations Center Mobile - Equipment

Building off last episode's overview of John Deere Operations Center, Episode 169 focuses specifically on equipment. One of the unique aspects of John Deere Operations Center is that it's not specific to agronomic data, but also provides tremendous insight into a producer's equipment. Get caught up on every episode on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts
6/9/202216 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 168 Operations Center Mobile Update

The Operations Center Mobile app connects with John Deere Operations Center and allows you to monitor completed field activities – which helps you determine the productivity and quality of each field for a given operation. It’s powered by an easy, reliable connection between you and your machines through JDLink™ Connect. Tune into to episode #168 as Tony talks through ways you can make the most out of the Operations Center mobile app this season.
5/27/202219 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 167 See And Spray Ultimate

Nathan Wright, RDO product expert, sits down with host Tony Kramer to discuss See & Spray Ultimate, John Deere's newest solution for targeted, in-crop spraying. Catch all podcast episodes here: https://www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts
5/12/202217 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep 166 Efficient Technology

For many in the Midwest and Upper Midwest, this spring has been a challenging one. As we turn the calendar to May, there are many growers who haven’t gotten a single crop in the ground due to wet and cold conditions. This latest episode covers technology and solutions that will help your operation be more efficient and productive during short windows of time that many are facing in the weeks ahead. Visit www.rdoequipment.com for more planting solutions, expert advice, and resources for your growing season.
4/28/202226 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep 165 NoTill Farming With Technology

Meet Kari Olson, a fourth-generation farmer from Hawley, MN. Kari, along with her dad, Rob, produce corn, soybeans, and spring wheat. They are fully no-till and have been experimenting with cover crops for the past several years - which is very unique in the Red River Valley. For Kari and her family, They continue to follow no-till farming practices because, according to Kari, it is important, “To make sure the land we are given is in equal or better care than when we got it.” This week's episode of the podcast discusses the ways in which technology can help growers, no matter the farming practices they use.
4/14/202219 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 164 Planter Attachments

Any farmer knows - there are a lot of attachments out there for your planter. In fact, you could break the bank trying to get the latest and greatest enhancements for planting season. This week's episode is meant to serve as a guide - to help talk through considerations when evaluating what needs you might have when it comes to your planter. What's your problem? Is there a solution on the market that can solve that problem? Can we gain better seed placement? Can we gain a better plant stand or emerged stand? Can we increase our yields? Can we decrease our costs? Tune in as Tony talks through planter attachments solutions. Visit www.rdoequipment.com for more planting solutions, expert advice, and resources for your growing season.
3/31/202224 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 163 Preseason Planning

In this episode, host Tony Kramer takes listeners through spring season pre-planting tips, to help make sure that you are ready to roll when the soil is fit to go. Visit www.rdoequipment.com for more planting solutions, expert advice, and resources for your growing season.
3/17/202224 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 162 Road To Automation

Earlier this year, John Deere unveiled revealed a fully autonomous tractor, available for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere's 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies. Tony dives into this release from John Deere and answers the questions growers have. Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find all episodes and view this episode's transcript.
3/3/202217 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 161 How Technology is Changing the Landscape for Service Technicians

Emma Westman's passion runs deep for the ag industry and her role as a Service Technician. Growing up on a farm, Emma saw first-hand the role equipment maintenance and upkeep played in her family's operation and is what led her to pursue her education in diesel mechanics. Our latest episode takes a look at the role of a Service Technician in today's technological-advanced equipment. Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find all episodes and view this episode's transcript.
1/27/202221 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep. 160 Recruiting in Today’s Ag Industry

RDO Recruiting Program Manager Andy Luikens joins host Tony Kramer to discuss career opportunities in the equipment industry. Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
1/14/202221 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 159 2021 Wrap Up

2021 is a wrap, and so is another season of the Agriculture Technology Podcast. Host Tony Kramer looks back on the year's episodes and highlights some of his favorite episodes - which would you add to the list? ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
12/30/202113 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 158 Nozzle Selection

Rex Guthland, Independent Sprayer Consultant with John Deere, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss the importance of nozzle selection. Recorded while at the North Dakota Ag Expo earlier this month, Rex and Tony discuss the latest in nozzle technology - and why Rex says it's the most exciting time in application technology. --- Additional Resources:: You can find past podcast episodes by visiting: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Have precision ag questions? We have the answers. Find a specific channel dedicated to answering your precision technology questions: Precision Ag Answers www.youtube.com/channel/UCRg1QJrJ…rvmB1kvA/featured ----- Have a precision ag topic the podcast should cover? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
12/16/202118 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 157 GUSS Automation

Gary Thompson joins the Agriculture Technology Podcast to discuss GUSS (Global Unmanned Spray System). Learn more about the organization's beginnings in the fields of California, and how a commitment to better feed a growing world is helping solve the challenges today's growers face. Visit https://gussag.com/ to learn more about GUSS. --- Additional Resources:: You can find past podcast episodes by visiting: https://www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Have precision ag questions? We have the answers. Find a specific channel dedicated to answering your precision technology questions: Precision Ag Answers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRg1QJrJqJrEOScrvmB1kvA/featured ----- Have a precision ag topic the podcast should cover? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
12/2/202124 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 156 End Of Season Data Do's and Don'ts

As another harvest season draws to a close in parts of the United States, host Tony Kramer shares his knowledge and insight on data. And more specifically - what growers could and should consider when it comes to their season's data. Learn more about technology solutions for your operation by visiting our website: www.rdoequipment.com ----
11/11/202117 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 155 Amity Technology

This episode’s focus is on Amity Technology and more specifically, its sugar beet equipment and technology. Amity, based in Fargo, N.D., manufactures a line of sugar beet equipment – more specifically three primary products: the defoliator, the harvester, and the beet cart. Michael Anderson, engineering manager with Amity, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss more about sugar beet equipment and technologies that growers are using across the globe. You can learn more about solutions from your local dealer or RDO Equipment Co. Visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com ----- Additional Resources for our listeners: Learn more about Amity Technology by visiting them online: https://www.amitytech.com/ You can find past podcast episodes by visiting: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Have precision ag questions? We have the answers. Find a specific channel dedicated to answering your precision technology questions: Precision Ag Answers bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Have a precision ag topic the podcast should cover? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
10/28/202122 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 154 Ag-Analytics®

Ag-Analytics is a software company specializing in the agricultural sector. While Ag-Analytics offers several solutions to growers, landowners, and developers, this episode focuses on one of its solutions: ProfitLayers. In a broad sense, ProfitLayers provides farmers with the tools they need to be able to investigate the effectiveness of their in-field operations. The ProfitLayers tool creates location-based profit maps for a grower's field, with or without precision equipment data. Precision data can easily be integrated to perform advanced analysis, including analysis by variety and by zone, Corey Jones, Customer Success Specialist with Ag-Analytics joins host Tony Kramer to discuss ProfitLayers and more about the company in this episode. You can learn more about solutions from your local dealer or RDO Equipment Co. Visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com ----- Additional Resources for our listeners: Learn more about Ag-Analytics by visiting them online:https://www.analytics.ag/ You can find past podcast episodes by visiting: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Have precision ag questions? We have the answers. Find a specific channel dedicated to answering your precision technology questions: Precision Ag Answers bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Have a precision ag topic the podcast should cover? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
10/14/202120 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 153 Bear Flag Robotics

Daniel Carmichael, Farming Operations Manager with Bear Flag Robotics, joins host Tony Kramer to talk about the company, the AI technology available today, and its acquisition by John Deere. Tune into this insightful episode as Tony and Daniel talk about what's ahead in the industry. You can learn more about solutions from your local dealer or RDO Equipment Co. Visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com ----- Additional Resources for our listeners: Learn more about Bear Flag Robotics. Visit: https://bearflagrobotics.com/ You can find past podcast episodes by visiting: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Have precision ag questions? We have the answers. Find a specific channel dedicated to answering your precision technology questions: Precision Ag Answers bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Have a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
9/30/202118 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 152 Construction Equipment {Bonus Episode}

This {BONUS} episode of the podcast is highlighting yellow equipment! Dennis Howard joins host Tony Kramer to discuss all things construction - from equipment, technology in place on job sites, to challenges the industry is facing. This episode is dropping during National Construction Appreciation Week, the week dedicated to showcasing the essential business of construction and celebrating the people who develop, build, maintain, and support infrastructure. You can learn more about agriculture and construction equipment solutions from your local dealer or RDO Equipment Co. Visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com to learn more. ----- Additional Resources for our listeners: Learn more by catching The Track, RDO's YouTube series dedicated to the construction industry: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHUlBz5XiwVmgmiG2qRig3g Past podcast episodes: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Precision Ag Answers YouTube Channel: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Have a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
9/16/202120 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 151 Residue Management

Residue management. You might be thinking - how is this related to agriculture technology? This episode is focused on an important discussion about residue management - which can be overlooked in farming practices. Join Tony Kramer, RDO Agronomist and host of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, as he shares his insights, learnings, and expertise related to residue management. You can learn more about solutions from your local dealer or RDO Equipment Co. Visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com ----- Additional Resources for our listeners: Learn more about Crop Care resources from the team at RDO: https://bit.ly/2WPbkGz Past episodes: www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Precision Ag Answers YouTube Channel: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Have a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
9/2/202116 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 150 JDLink and Remote Support

This latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast covers JDLink and Remote Support. Nate Schlief is an expert at the remote solutions offered to today's growers and he joins host Tony Kramer to discuss the options in depth. You can learn more about solutions from your local dealer or RDO Equipment Co. Visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com ----- Additional Resources for our listeners: 5 Important Things to Know About JDLink™ Connectivity and Machine Data: https://bit.ly/3kdiQmB Data Management: https://bit.ly/2WanLfN Past episodes: https://www.rdoequipment.com/resources/podcasts Precision Ag Answers YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK.
8/19/202130 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 149 Combine Yield Calibration

Ever watched a "How-to?" Host Tony Kramer takes a "How-to" to the next level by talking through combine yield calibration on this episode of the podcast. Be ready for this harvest season with good, clean data. Have an idea for a new "How-to" Tony should tackle? Leave us a comment or send us a message on social media! We'd love to hear from you. ---- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRg1QJrJqJrEOScrvmB1kvA ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
8/5/202123 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 148 RTK Tower-to-Field Association

Brant Palmer, Precision Product Specialist for RDO Equipment Co., joins this episode of the podcast to talk about the new RTK Tower-to-field-association, and how this latest advancement proves to be a big time-saving step for growers. ---- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
7/23/202112 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 147 Mazzotti Sprayer

Specialty crops need specialty equipment. Enter the Mazzotti sprayer, an Italian-built, self-propelled sprayer. Bryan Feemster, RDO Product Specialist Supervisor based in Salinas, CA joins this week’s episode to share more about the technology of this sprayer and how it proves beneficial to growers in the California Coast and beyond. Learn more about sprayer solutions from the team of experts at RDO. Visit our website for more information. ---- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
7/8/202118 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 146 HarvestLab™ 3000

RDO Product Specialist and technology expert Jay Garcia joins host Tony Kramer for a discussion on HarvestLabTM 3000. This sensor enables accurate measurement and documentation of dry matter, starch, protein, neutral detergent fiber, and acid detergent fiber in different crop types. Tune in to Episode 146 and learn more about John Deere’s technology solutions. The team of experts at RDO Equipment Co. is also available for any questions you might have on precision ag technology – visit us at rdoequipment.com. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
6/24/202116 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 145 Model Year '22 Hagie Sprayer Updates

Mike Strand joins Episode 145 to discuss model-year ’22 Hagie sprayer updates. John Deere has streamlined their Hagie model lineup and will offer the STS 12, STS 16, and STS 20. The number correlates to the size of the solution tank (1200, 1600, and 2000-gallon tanks). Tune in to learn more about these sprayer models and when they’ll be available for those interested. The team of experts at RDO Equipment Co. is also available for any questions you might have on these new sprayer models – visit us at rdoequipment.com. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
6/10/202116 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 144 John Deere Model Year '22 Sprayer Update

Host Tony Kramer and Product Specialist Ben Hilde discuss what growers can expect in John Deere's new Model Year 22 (MY22) Sprayers. In case you missed it, Ep. 143 covered John Deere's new See & Spray Select; you can tune in here: https://bit.ly/2SdU6QM ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
5/20/202117 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 143 See & Spray Select

On this episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, Erin Hightower, RDO Agronomist, joins host Tony Kramer, to discuss John Deere's new See & Spray Select - the first commercially available Deere machine factory-equipped with this advanced spraying technology. The See & Spray Select can help minimize input costs and only spray weeds when they are detected. The advanced technology makes it possible for farmers to be more efficient with tank mixes. RDO is currently beta-testing a sprayer in Erin's region, so she highlights her first-hand observations of the sprayer's technologies and capabilities. Learn more about this latest product announcement from John Deere by visiting: https://bit.ly/3upvrHb. Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
5/6/202124 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 142 8RX Tractor Tanks

Bryce Knowlen, Precision Product Specialist at RDO, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss the John Deere's factory-installed, integrated tractor and planter solution. John Deere has updated its model year 2022 planters as part of a factory- installed, integrated ExactRate™ solution that eliminates the need for add-on tanks and custom plumbing solutions and multiple suppliers. Learn more about this latest product announcement from John Deere by visiting: https://bit.ly/3v9K80Q. Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
4/22/20219 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 141 Harvest Profit

“I think of farm data as a three-legged stool with each one of the legs representing agronomic data, operational data, and then the financial-economic data. Taking the agronomic insights and turning them into economic insights - that's where Harvest Profit comes in.” Harvest Profit is a software tool focused on making it easier for farmers to track farm costs, profits, grain marketing positions, and inventory. Founded in 2015 by Nick Horob, with a passion to help farmers better utilize and understand their farm data, Harvest Profit was recently acquired by John Deere late last year. Tune into the latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast to listen to more with Nick and host Tony Kramer. ---- Learn more about Harvest Profit by visiting https://www.harvestprofit.com/ ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
4/9/202129 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 140 John Deere Work Planner

Work Planner is a new John Deere Operations Center feature that farmers can use to streamline their work setup experience and to help operators start working more quickly in the field. Using the Operations Center's Work Planner feature, farmers can now define field-specific work details such as variety, prescription, or guidance lines in advance to simplify the operator's job in the cab – helping to keep your operators efficient and reduce data entry errors. Tune in to Episode 140 as Jake and Tony Talk about the benefits of Work Planner. ----- ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Introducing Precision Ag Answers - from RDO Equipment Co. Join the RDO team of experts for a collection of videos covering John Deere precision ag technology. Find everything from quick tips to basic how-tos and in-depth tutorials. Stay up to date on everything that is new in precision ag technology and get the most out of your equipment and acres. Subscribe today: https://bit.ly/3eDQQYb ----- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
3/25/202119 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 139 Preseason Prep

Spring is almost here - are you ready for the growing season? On the latest episode of RDO's Agriculture Technology Podcast, Jake & Tony Talk pre-season prep. What can you do now before you hop in that tractor. Tune in to episode 139. ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
3/11/202124 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 138 3rd Party Data

Every farming operation is different. Every grower makes choices on solutions to fit the needs of their farm – and those solutions aren’t always John Deere. However, with John Deere Operations Center, pulling in 3rd party should not be a concern. On this latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, Jake and Tony Talk 3rd party data and cover the platforms and ways John Deere Operations Center can help it all live in one place – helping you make the most of your equipment and technology and make better decisions for your next season. ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
2/25/202117 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 137 Gen4 Display Updates

Dick Muhlbeier, RDO Product Specialist Supervisor based in the Northwest region, shares his insight on the latest Gen4 Displays from John Deere. ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
2/11/202131 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 136 AutoPath from John Deere

On the latest episode of the Precision Agriculture Technology podcast, host Tony Kramer and guest Ben Hilde discuss John Deere’s new AutoPathTM. This advanced yet simple guidance solution uses data collected from the first pass in the field, whether spraying, side-dressing, or harvest, to establish row guidance for all subsequent field passes, no matter the machine type or width of equipment. AutoPath is included in the John Deere Generation 4 Automation Bundle and available for either the 4600 CommandCenter™ Integrated Display or the 4640 Universal Display. It's available for use on tractors, sprayers and combines, and can be incorporated with active and passive implement guidance systems for planters, nutrient applicators, and other field equipment. AutoPath is available now. For more information on AutoPath row guidance and other precision ag technologies, contact your Precision Ag team at RDO Equipment Co. ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
1/28/202120 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 135 StarFire Updates for 2021

Important changes are happening to StarFireTM receivers early this year. All StarFireTM models are affected by these changes, and on our latest episode of the Precision Ag Technology podcast, host Tony Kramer is joined by Brent Horner to talk about what you need to do before – before you jump in the tractor this spring. ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
1/14/202113 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 134 Year in Review

The year in review, as told by podcast episodes. While COVID impacted every part of every industry, farmers were able to continue moving forward while many industries came to a halt. In this final episode of the year, host Tony Kramer looks back on the year, its challenges, and highlights some of what he learned in the 25 episodes produced in 2020. ---- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
12/30/202020 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 133 John Deere Operations Center Terms & Conditions

In early 2020, John Deere released new Terms and Conditions for its John Deere Operation Center. Now, as we head into the new year, host Tony Kramer is joined by Jake Maurer to discuss how these changes impact growers, privacy, and data. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
12/18/202020 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 132 Planter Performance Upgrade Kits

Understand how to make the most of your current equipment as host Tony Kramer and guest Bryce Knowlen discuss planter performance upgrade kits from John Deere, on this latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast. Learn how growers can increase the level of technology without necessarily purchasing a new unit. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
12/3/202019 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 131 Implement Guidance

On this latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, Host Tony Kramer and Product Specialist Caleb Seger detail the differences between Active Implement Guidance and AutoTrac Implement Guidance. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
11/19/202018 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 130 Land Lab Year 3

Jake and Tony are back to talk about the Land Lab at North Dakota State College of Science. Now, in year 3, the Land Lab is meant to help connect agriculture education to agriculture practices. RDO Equipment Co. is involved by providing the equipment and expertise needed, as well as implementing field trials to test new technology and provide the college and students with real data. What were the biggest takeaways for this unique partnership in Year #3? Tune in to find out. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
11/4/202031 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 129 TruSet Tillage Technology

TruSet Tillage Technology from John Deere is the latest topic of conversation on this episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast’s series, “Jake and Tony Talk.” Nothing against no-tillers, minimum tillers, or cover-croppers – but this episode is all about tillage. John Deere’s TruSet Tillage Technology is an automated system that controls tillage. The operator has in-cab control of the tillage tool, whether that be depth, finishing attachment, down pressure, or side-to-side leveling. That in-cab control is what allows you to increase productivity in the short tillage windows, and ultimately cover more acres in a day, spending more time tilling and less time manually adjusting for changing conditions. Tune in as Jake & Tony talk the specifics of TruSet. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
10/21/202025 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 128 Rate Controllers

The latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast covers a subject submitted by a listener request: rate controllers, specifically regarding planters. Tony Kramer and Jake Maurer took the opportunity to discuss this listener’s questions about economically or feasible ways of controlling multiple aspects on a planter – but they also discuss broadly options and implementation of rate controllers. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
10/8/202031 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 127 John Deere CommandPRO

What is John Deere CommandPRO? CommandPRO is an ergonomic joystick option in the new IVT tractors. What that means is that CommandPRO is not a new transmission. It is a new way to control the current transmission that we already have. While it’s a fairly new – and unique way – to control a tractor, it’s already proving to be beneficial for customers. Tune in and listen to the advantages of the CommandPro joystick – and how it might be beneficial in your tractor. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
9/24/202010 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 126 AutoTrac Turn Automation

On the latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, Precision Ag Specialist Terry Lacher joins Host Tony Kramer to talk AutoTrac Turn Automation (or ATTA, for short). ATTA gives operators automated control of steering, machine speed, and implement functions during end-of-pass turns and automatically completes turns and manages the tractor using field and headland boundaries as the references point. Tune in to learn more about this technology from John Deere, and where, according to Terry, ATTA proves to be the most useful for today’s farmers. ----- Visit www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse new and used farm equipment.
9/10/202014 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 125 Data Sharing

Data sharing. This isn't sharing data with your neighbor or your agronomist - on the latest episode of the podcast, we're talking about data sharing between your machines, what it is, what to do with it, and its benefits. Ben Hilde, RDO Precision Ag Specialist, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss. Visit https://www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts or browse farm equipment.
8/26/202017 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 124 Combine Technology

Tony Kramer and Jake Maurer are back, discussing combine tech. There are a lot of options when it comes to combine technology - whether fully integrated or order options when you purchase a new machine - and this latest episode breaks down the options. With harvest on our minds, this episode is for anyone wanting more information - whether you're curious about utilization, not sure what the options look like, or perhaps you're interested in purchasing a new combine before fall harvest comes along, or looking to order one new for next year. Visit https://www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts to find and view this episode's transcript. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts or browse farm equipment.
8/12/202034 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 123 John Deere ExactRate

Earlier this spring, Deere announced new, factory-installed ExactRate liquid fertilizer application system for select planters. Deere says the new system is, “ideal for farmers who apply liquid fertilizer during planting and want accurate nutrient placement.” ExactRate is compatible with select models of John Deere planters with electric drive including the 1775NT, 1795, DB60, DB 44 and DB66 Planters. Thanks to its hydraulic-driven pump, ExactRate can be operated at maximum speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h), enabling operators to plant up to 5.9 more acres per hour. ExactRate is the latest topic of discussion on Episode 123 - tune in. ----- Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (at)RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts or browse farm equipment.
7/29/202024 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 122 Granular Insights

Granular Insight’s mission: use technology to help farmers run stronger businesses and steward the land for generations to come. Ben Gordon with Granular Insights joins host Tony Kramer to discuss how Granular – a farm management software provider – helps those in the ag industry marry the financial and the agronomic. Learn more at http://granular.ag, Twitter, @GranularAg, and Instagram, @Granular_Ag, or facebook.com/GranularAgriculture. Connect with Ben by sending him an email: [email protected] Missed an episode? Get caught up by visiting the Episode Archive on our website: https://www.rdoequipment.com/more/resources/podcasts ----- Each month, we share the latest in agriculture technology. Don’t miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: @RDOTonyK. ---- Visit us at rdoequipment.com to find all episodes of the podcast, learn more about Precision Agriculture solutions from RDO's team of experts, or browse farm equipment.
7/16/202018 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 121 John Deere MyOperations™ mobile app

John Deere MyOperations™ takes remote management of your field operations and equipment to the next level. The MyOperations™ app connects with John Deere Operations Center, empowering you to evaluate expected vs. actual performance of job execution and machine utilization. Powered by an easy, reliable connection between you and your machines through JDLink™ Connect, the MyOperations™ app allows you to monitor completed field activities that occurred today and yesterday to determine the productivity and quality of each field for a given operation like Seeding, Application, Harvest, and Tillage. On this latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, host Tony Kramer and Precision Ag Specialist, Daniel Eslinger discuss how the tool works to provide insights into your operation - that can help you make decisions that impact your bottom line. Learn more about data management systems from John Deere by visiting https://www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home or contacting your nearest store. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
7/1/202031 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 120 X Series Combines

Hosts Tony Kramer and Jacob Maurer dive into the latest from John Deere: X series combine. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
6/18/202022 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 119 ExactApply Nozzle System

Back when ExactApply was first launched, John Deere shared that it was a system developed for producers and ag service producers who were seeking a higher level of control of product applications, improved application efficacy, and accuracy. On our latest episode, Precision Ag experts Tony Kramer and Jake Maurer take a deep-dive look at the technology that makes ExactApply such a valuable, comprehensive solution for today's growers. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
6/3/202021 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 118 Introducing: A New Format

Over the past 115+ episodes of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, host Tony Kramer has interviewed guests to discuss the latest in precision ag. This Q&A format has worked well for some time - but just as technology advances, so does our podcast format! We're excited to announce a new format to the podcast and introduce a Co-Host of sorts, RDO Equipment Co. team member, Jacob Maurer. Jacob serves as an Agronomist in the Midwest Ag region at RDO, helping growers make the decisions that are best for their operation. With this new format, Tony and Jacob will be dissecting topics, products, and all things precision ag to keep listeners in the know when it comes to in the field. Listen in and let us know what you think of the episode and this new structure - follow us on any social media platform. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
5/21/202021 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 117 John Deere Connect Mobile

Aaron Neitzel joins host Tony Kramer for the latest podcast episode covering John Deere's Connect Mobile. Connect Mobile allows a grower to monitor the performance of a combine, planter, or sprayer; understand what adjustments can improve the job performance; and even analyze detailed machine information to maximize results for better decisions in the future. By leveraging this application, growers will ultimately have a better understanding of why their operations are performing the way that they are – whether positive or negative. Having an understanding of the causes will help guide more informed business decisions and improve performance in the long run. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
5/7/202011 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 116 Dawn Equipment - Part 2

Catch Part 2 of our interview with Dawn Equipment, an innovative leader in American-made tillage equipment. President and CEO Joe Basset joins show host Tony Kramer as they pick up their conversation about no till, strip till, and equipment solutions for today's growers. You can catch Part 1 of their conversation in the Track Library. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
4/23/202020 minutes
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Ep. 115 Dawn Equipment - Part 1

Dawn Equipment is a family owned and operated company, founded more than two decades ago in Illinois. Today, they are an innovative leader in American-made tillage equipment, with products and solutions aimed to maximize efficiency for no till or strip till applications. Podcast host Tony Kramer speaks with Joe Basset, President and CEO, in Part 1 of this interview featuring Dawn Equipment. Episode 115 features a look at Dawn Equipment’s humble beginnings, the insight and decisions that went into some of their patented products and solutions, and their continued commitment to serving and responding to the changing needs of today’s farmers. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
4/8/202027 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 114 10 Technologies for Your Operations

In this latest episode of the podcast, host Tony Kramer is joined by RDO Agronomist Erin Hightower to discuss 10 very simple technologies that can be added to any operation - allowing for more profitability, more efficiency, and to be a better steward of the land. ---------- Every day, there are phenomenal advancements being made in the field of agriculture technology. Whether you’re a seasoned pro in precision ag, or just getting started, this podcast provides the latest news and information you need for your success in the field. Learn more about precision ag farming at RDO Equipment Co.: https://www.rdoequipment.com/technology/precision-ag/home Don’t miss an episode – tune in here: https://www.rdoequipment.com/more/videos-podcasts/podcasts ---------- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
3/26/202028 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 113 GLOBALG.A.P.

In just two decades, Global Good Agricultural Practices (GLOBALG.A.P.) has grown from a retailer-driven initiative to the world’s leading farm assurance program. Today, GLOBALG.A.P. codes, programs, and standards continue to exist because of growing, worldwide concerns about food quality and safety - and is the subject of our latest podcast. Tune in to hear host Tony Kramer and RDO Agronomist Erin Hightower discuss GLOBALG.A.P and its impact on growers, buyers, and consumers in the latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast. ----- Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
3/11/202019 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 112 Land Lab, Year 2 - Part 2

Host Tony Kramer speaks with Jake Mauer, an agronomist with RDO Equipment Co., about Year 2 of RDO's involvement with the Land Lab at North Dakota State College of Science. The primary objective of the Land Lab is to reinforce agriculture education at the college. RDO Equipment Co. helped the program by providing the equipment and expertise needed to plant fields and also implemented several field trials to test new technology and provide the college and students with real data. Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com To learn about the programs at North Dakota State College of Science, visit www.ndscs.edu Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
2/27/202024 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 111 Land Lab, Year 2 - Part 1

Host Tony Kramer speaks with Jake Mauer, an agronomist with RDO Equipment Co., about Year #2 of RDO's involvement with the Land Lab at North Dakota State College of Science. The primary objective of the Land Lab is to reinforce agriculture education at the college. RDO Equipment Co. helped the program by providing the equipment and expertise needed to plant fields and also implemented several field trials to test new technology and provide the college and students with real data. Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com To learn about the programs at North Dakota State College of Science, visit www.ndscs.edu Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
2/12/202021 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 110 Netafim

Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
1/29/202015 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 109 Grand Farm - Capitalizing on ag tech

The Grand Farm is an exciting initiative in the Red River Valley. Led by Emerging Prairie, Grand Farm aims to capitalize on the region’s potential in the agriculture and technology industries, focusing on creating the farm of the future by developing new opportunities and accelerating change. By inspiring collaboration among businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs who will solve issues critical to family farms worldwide, like labor shortages and rising operational costs, Grand Farm plans to help feed the growing world, develop new opportunities for our communities and align organizations to the evolving themes that will accelerate change. Brian Carroll is the Director of Operations at Grand Farm, and he joins the latest episode of Agriculture Technology Podcast to give more insight into Grand Farm – how it developed, its ongoing goals and mission, and what autonomous farming could look like by 2025. ----- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
1/15/202021 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 108 John Deere & the CES

CES is the world’s largest technology show, held each year in Las Vegas. In its 50+ years, this show has become the spot for companies to show case the latest advancements – and enhancements – on the tech scene. Everything from computers, to cars, to drones, now into health and wellness, security, and data – CES showcases more than 4,500 exhibitors with more than 170,000 attendees from 160 countries. CES isn’t the first type of event one might think of when it comes to green tractors. But in 2019, John Deere attended its first show, with plans to return again in 2020. Laurel Caes, public relations at John Deere, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss why John Deere believes that CES is valuable in presenting the widely-known agriculture company as a technology company – and what’s in store for John Deere at CES 2020? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out more. --------------------------------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
1/2/202020 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 107 Lettuce Thinning Technology

Let’s start at the beginning - why thin lettuce? Traditionally, a grower overpopulates the field with seed to ensure adequate yield. Seed will be planted at about two to three-inch spacing and then wait for the plant to germinate. Once the plant germinates, a grower has an idea of yield and can make a game plan. Typically, a hand crew of about 25-60 laborers come and thin the crop by hand to get the desired spacing – usually 10,11, or 12 inches. But with today’s challenges and labor shortages, growers are looking for technology solutions that will increase efficiency and provide less expensive ways to do that. In comes Vision Robotics, who developed a machine that allows a grower to thin lettuce fields with just 1 or 2 people. Product Specialist Supervisor Bryan Feemster, who lives and works in Salinas, CA - otherwise known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” - joins this week’s episode to discuss the latest in produce technology. --------------------------------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
12/18/201915 minutes, 22 seconds
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SWIIM® - Sustainable Water and Innovative Irrigation Management®

SWIIM® stands for Sustainable Water and Innovative Irrigation Management®. It provides a new standard in water measurement than allows growers to receive an accurate accounting of the water both delivered and consumed on their fields. This patented process was developed with the help of the USDA and is being used successfully by both growers and water providers. SWIIM accounts for your water with the same precision as your CPA accounts for finances. With the regulations and the increase costs associated with water usage this information is invaluable. Harry Ferdon, Business Development Manager for SWIIM, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss the role water data can have in a grower’s operation. ---------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
12/5/201917 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 105 2019 Growing Innovations Conference

Live, from the Growing Innovations Conference! Well, sort of. Host Tony Kramer takes us live and onsite to this annual conference - a groundbreaking conference and exhibition, uniquely designed to bring together growers across all specialty crops and unite them with the comprehensive knowledge and resources they need to adapt and thrive. ---------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
11/20/201918 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 104 LaForge Systems

On our latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast, we sit down with Kyle Frazier, Sales and Marketing Manager with LaForge Systems. As a leader in tractor-implement management, LaForge helps to optimize the use of agricultural tractors. Kyle and host Tony Kramer take a deep dive into LaForge’s precision farming solution: DynaTrac. There are many reasons an implement may not be able to follow a tractor accurately, like slope, uneven soil condition, or unsymmetrical pull. But DynaTrac offers precision and repeatability, guaranteeing a high level of accuracy – and impacting yields, productivity, operational savings, reducing operator fatigue, and more. -------------------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
11/6/201920 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 103 Expert Alerts from John Deere

Proactive vs reactive. When it comes to machine repairs, there’s a clear favorite, right? With Expert Alerts, part of RDO Equipment Co.’s Connected Support offerings, our team can help you solve problems…before they even happen. Expert Alerts from John Deere are proactive notifications to perform service, based on telematics data from the machine. They provide actionable recommendations to reduce diagnostic and repair time, thus helping to prevent machine down scenarios. And we’re taking a deep dive into them in our latest episode of the podcast. Join host Tony Kramer and guest Derrick Rygg, Machine Health Monitoring Specialist, as they focus on the benefits of proactiveness and Expert Alerts. -------------------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
10/23/201914 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 102 Connected Support

Protecting your machine investment and maximizing uptime is everyone’s goal. RDO Equipment Co. makes this goal more achievable with our Connected Support packages. Our team monitors your machine’s health alerts to help you protect your investment and keep you up and running. Sometimes it helps to have an extra set of eyes on your side doing one thing and one thing only: watching the health and performance of your machines while they work. Here's how it works: 1. A machine health alert is sent from the machine to the RDO Equipment Co. Machine Health Monitoring Center and the alert will be evaluated. 2. Depending upon the type and severity of the alert, the team member monitoring the alert will reach out to the customer directly or the customer's service team to determine a solution and prevent any potential issues. Audra Hagen Grunhovd chats with host Tony Kramer to discuss the benefits and versatility of Connected Support, as well as success stories from the field. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
10/9/201913 minutes, 47 seconds
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: A Closer Look: Big Iron 2019

Another Big Iron Farm Show has come and gone, but in our latest podcast, we’re recapping some of our highlights of the show. Host Tony Kramer shares some of the key takeaways from the show in interviews with John Deere, Summers Manufacturing, SEKO, and Manitou. Take a listen and let us know – which product or equipment display piqued your interest? ----------------------------------------------------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
9/25/201911 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 100 - Celebrating 100 Episodes

Thank you. That’s the theme of our latest podcast. We hit a big one – 100 episodes, and this is one milestone that deserves to be celebrated. And that’s just what we did – by saying thanks. Thank you to our guests. Without you, this podcast wouldn’t have quality information to share with our listeners. Thank you to the team members who help produce and create the episodes each month. But most of all, thank you to our listeners. What started as a dream to share information has grown into a real connection with growers, learners, and ag lovers all over the world. So, thanks for tuning in – we can’t wait to keep sharing with you. ----------------------------------------------------------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. . Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
9/11/201912 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 99 Orchard Technology

The refreshing crisp of an apple. There’s nothing quite like it, right? But before you take a bite of that Red Delicious or Grannysmith, have you ever considered how this apple came to be? And how technology may have played a role? Tune in to our latest episode – Ep. 99 – as Jason Kreps, Regional Sales Manager in the Northwest provides insight on the technologies currently being used in orchards in Washington and Oregon. ------------------------------------------------------------ Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. . Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
8/28/201918 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 98 Precision Terrain Solutions

Precision Terrain Solutions developed T3RRA Cutta™ (T3C) and T3RRA Design™ (T3D) to specifically address land forming problems and generate solutions. T3C & T3D enhance and extend John Deere iGrade™ and together, they offer a complete land forming solution for contractors and farmers. T3RRA Cutta™ is the in-cab land forming software which operates as a stand-alone data collection, processing, and design program. T3RRA Design™ is a fully-featured desktop software for the more complicated land forming designs and a companion product to T3C. In this episode, Gwen Brittain, US and Canadian Operations Manager for Precision Terrain Solutions, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss T3RRA Cutta in depth. ---------- Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. . Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
8/14/201925 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 97 SureFire Ag Systems, Pt 2

Increase mixing speeds. Increase accuracy. These were challenges that many growers were facing – and they came to SureFire Ag Systems for a solution. Enter QuickDraw. QuickDraw is an automated spray tender system engineered by SureFire Ag Systems. In Part 2 of our conversation with SureFire Ag Systems, host Tony Kramer and guest Blaine Ginther talk more about spray systems and solutions. Learn More: Tune in as we share the latest in agriculture technology by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. . Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK.
7/31/201916 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 96 SureFire Ag Systems, Pt 1

SureFire Ag specializes in solutions for the control and application of liquid and dry fertilizer, seed, and chemical. Based in Atwood Kansas, this entrepreneurial company believes in farming smarter – not harder, and offers solutions ranging from simple, standard single-product liquid fertilizer application systems to more complex, custom-designed systems. In Part 1 of our latest podcast episode, host Tony Kramer invites Blaine Ginther with SureFire Ag Systems to provide background on the company and solutions for growers. ---------------------------------------------------------- Learn More: Take a listen to all our episodes by visiting our website's Podcast page, or tune in wherever you listen to podcasts (SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and more). Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK. Thanks for tuning in!
7/17/201927 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 95 Greentronics

Meet Greentronics. They design and manufacture electronic control products for use in agriculture. Their products help growers do a better job on their farms, understand how their crop is performing, and ensuring their equipment is working smart. These products range in solutions for sprayers, yield monitors, to tilt control. Bill Menkveld and Richard Bishop from Greentronics join host Tony Kramer on Episode 95. ---------------------------------------------------------- Learn More: Take a listen to all our episodes by visiting our website's Podcast page, or tune in wherever you listen to podcasts (SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and more). Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK. Thanks for tuning in!
7/3/201930 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 94 Precision Agriculture Adoption

Dr. Bruce Erickson, Education Distance and Outreach Director at Purdue Agronomy, joins host Tony Kramer on another episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast to discuss the Dealer Precision Survey. But this week’s episode is focused on Precision Ag Adoption. What is the research telling us? What is the data pointing to? And what are the experts saying? Bruce and Tony discuss all that and more in Episode #94. ----------------------------------------- Learn More: Take a listen to all our episodes by visiting our website's Podcast page, or tune in wherever you listen to podcasts (SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and more). Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK. Thanks for tuning in!
6/19/201933 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 93 Dealer Precision Survey

Dr. Bruce Erickson, Education Distance and Outreach Director at Purdue Agronomy, joins host Tony Kramer on the latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast to discuss the Dealer Precision Survey. Purdue University, in partnership with CropLife magazine, surveys crop input dealers regarding their use of precision ag services. It is the longest-running, continuous survey of precision agriculture practices in the U.S. Dr. Erickson’s extensive background in agriculture, agronomy, and precision ag practices help shed light on the survey itself, and how those in agribusiness are using survey results to see where the industry is headed. ---------- Take a listen to all our episodes by visiting our website's Podcast page, or tune in wherever you listen to podcasts (SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and more). Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: (@)RDOTonyK
6/5/201927 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 92 Precision Ag Tech with Jason Ward, NC State University

In our latest episode, Jason Ward is an Assistant Professor at NC State and is sharing a different take on precision ag - and more specifically, precision ag in the cotton industry. Jason and his team at NC State discuss their recent research projects, how cotton growers are using technology in their fields today, and what they see on the horizon in the precision tech space. Looking for more things cotton Jason points to the Cotton Cultivate site as an excellent one. (https://cottoncultivated.cottoninc.com/) Take a listen to all our episodes by visiting our website's Podcast page, or tune in wherever you listen to podcasts (SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and more). Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: @RDOTonyK. Thanks for tuning in!
5/22/201931 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 91 IrrigationTech

What kind of irrigation technology are growers utilizing today? Paul McFadden, RDO Water, joins host Tony Kramer to discuss what today's growers are using in their fields, along with the water challenges they're facing. Take a listen to all our episodes by visiting our website's Podcast page, or tune in wherever you listen to podcasts (SoundCloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and more). Have a story idea or a precision ag topic we should highlight? Connect with us on social media: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter and connect with podcast host, Tony Kramer on Twitter at: @RDOTonyK. Thanks for tuning in!
5/8/201926 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 90 Orbis Mesh

Orbis Mesh Network, founded in 2018, is focused on building a sustainable, wireless, and efficient world using Mesh Network technology. Orbis Mesh Network technology leaves cables and airtime charges in the past. Using a decentralized signal independent of telecommunication networks, devices relay data and commands through a network built solely by the devices. This system can be scaled up to hundreds of meters and is accessible from a single point. But how? The technology builds a stable, self-configuring wireless system which transforms any device into a router. Devices link to their neighbor, building the most efficient path of communication using a radio frequency. The system eliminates wires and cords in short range applications and replaces them with a wireless, low energy alternative, free of airtime charges. Using this technology water wasted in irrigation systems can be reduced up to 60%. Energy consumption, system monitoring, and automation technology can be optimized and monitored from a single source. Orbis Mesh Technology is committed to be an affordable solution, and a leader in of Smart City Technology. Gerry Wight, head of business development and Chris Conti, marketing manager, join host Tony Kramer for a look at this new technology. Learn more about Orbis Mesh by visiting their website (https://www.orbismesh.com/).
4/24/201922 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 89 Pheasants Forever And Precision Ag

Ep. 89 Pheasants Forever and Precision Ag Pheasants Forever + Agriculture might not be the first combination you think of, but their similarities are far greater than one might expect. Tanner Bruce, Ag and Conservation Programs Manager at Pheasants Forever, joins podcast host Tony Kramer to talk conservation, precision farming, and the new partnership with Pheasants Forever and John Deere. View the entire transcript of this week’s episode on our website: Learn more about the partnership with Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and John Deere here: https://www.deere.com/en/our-company/news-and-announcements/news-releases/2018/agriculture/2018nov07-deere-pheasants-forever-partner-program/ Visit https://pheasantsforever.org/Newsroom/2019-March/Iowa%E2%80%99s-Wisecups-Honored-as-Pheasants-Forever%E2%80%99s-Joh.aspx to learn more about Pheasants Forever.
4/10/201927 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 88 2019 International Sugarbeet Institute

In this episode we visit with showgoers and exhibitors at the 2019 International Sugarbeet Institute, an annual farm show centered on sugarbeets in North Dakota. Many new precision agriculture technologies are finding their way into sugarbeet production. Visit www.rdoequipment.com to learn more, and follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
3/27/201917 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 87 Precision Ag Specialist Certification

In this episode we learn about the American Society of Agronomy's (ASA) new Precision Ag Specialist certification (PASp) from guests Chris Boomsma and Luther Smith from ASA. The new program was recently launched, and is a way for new or existing Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs)to demonstrate their knowledge of precision agriculture. The first PASp exam was held in February 2019, and will be offered twice a year. To learn more, visit www.agronomy.org or www.certifiedcropadviser.org. Please visit RDOs website at www.rdoequipment.com and follow us Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
3/13/201924 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 86 MN Millennial Farmer

In this episode we hear from Zach Johnson, aka "MN Millennial Farmer". Zach has been advocating for agriculture by sharing an inside look of his farm on his YouTube Vlog. In doing so, he hopes to help consumers better understand where their food comes from, dispel myths, and help them learn about the agriculture lifestyle. We're trying something new for this podcast episode by also posting an animated video version of this show on YouTube. The video can be found by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/ACQacSs7ZzI You can learn more about Zach Johnson by visiting the MN Millennial Farmer website and YouTube channel at the following links: https://www.mnmillennialfarmer.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0rRUsMDlJ1meYAQ6_37Dw Lastly, be sure to visit our website, www.rdoequipment.com, and subscribe to our social channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest news and information.
2/27/201926 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 85 State Of Water Pt. 2

In this episode we continue our conversation with Paul McFadden, Director of Purchasing with RDO Water. Paul has a strong background in irrigation from his accomplished career in the industry and involvement with many other organizations. With the ever-increasing importance of water in agriculture, finding ways to improve efficiency and use technology to better manage resources is going to become more important in the future. Learn more by visiting www.rdoequipment.com/irrigation/home
2/13/201918 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 84 State Of Water Pt. 1

In this episode we hear from Paul McFadden, Director of Purchasing with RDO Water. Paul has a strong background in irrigation from his accomplished career in the industry and involvement with many other organizations. With the ever-increasing importance of water in agriculture, finding ways to improve efficiency and use technology to better manage resources is going to become more important in the future. Learn more by visiting www.rdoequipment.com/irrigation/home Also, be sure to connect with RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube for the latest news and information.
1/30/201914 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 83 Field Trials At The NDSCS Land Lab Pt. 2

In part 2 of this series, Tony Kramer continues his conversation with Jake Mauer, an agronomist with RDO Equipment Co., about RDOs involvement with the Land Lab at North Dakota State College of Science. The primary objective of the Land Lab is to reinforce agriculture education at the college. RDO Equipment Co. helped the program by providing the equipment and expertise needed to plant fields and also implemented several field trials to test new technology and provide the college and students with real data. Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com To learn about the programs at North Dakota State College of Science, visit www.ndscs.edu Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
1/16/201917 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 82 Field Trials At The NDSCS Land Lab Pt. 1

Tony Kramer speaks with Jake Mauer, an agronomist with RDO Equipment Co., about RDOs involvement with the Land Lab at North Dakota State College of Science. The primary objective of the Land Lab is to reinforce agriculture education at the college. RDO Equipment Co. helped the program by providing the equipment and expertise needed to plant fields and also implemented several field trials to test new technology and provide the college and students with real data. Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting www.rdoequipment.com To learn about the programs at North Dakota State College of Science, visit www.ndscs.edu Lastly, don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest news and information.
1/2/201923 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 81 John Deere Tillage And TruSet

This weeks guest on the Agriculture Technology Podcast is Sam Paulson, Tillage Product Specialist with John Deere. John Deere has made significant strides in their tillage portfolio in recent years by introducing TruSet technology and several new tillage implements. These implements include the 2230 Field Cultivator, 2660 VT, and 2680H. To learn more visit www.rdoequipment.com Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also follow Tony Kramer on Twitter through the handle RDOTonyK.
12/19/201823 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 80 Compact Construction Equipment In Agriculture

In this episode Tony Kramer speaks with Tory Williams, a regional sales manager at RDO Equipment Co. Tory is based in the Southwest and covers stores in Arizona and California, working primarily with construction equipment. Because of their flexibility and many attachments, compact construction equipment are often used on many farms. To learn more, visit www.rdoequipment.com
12/5/201820 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 79 Agtegra's Innovation Center

In this episode Tony Kramer speaks with Lance Larsen, a precision ag specialist at Agtegra's Innovation Center, a large cooperative based in South Dakota. The Innovation Center provides precision agriculture services to farmers throughout the region, and specializes in what others would consider challenging projects, such as updating older equipment with the latest in precision ag technology. Through partnerships with John Deere dealers, such as RDO Equipment Co., customers benefit from access to the latest technology and teams that can support its use on the farm. Learn more about Agtegra's Innovation Center by visiting: www.innovationnow.com To learn more about RDO Equipment Co., visit: www.rdoequipment.com
11/21/201816 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 78 Farming Snow With RDOIC And Topcon

In this episode we hear from Rick Hefley, National Ski Account Manager with RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC). Rick works with large ski resorts throughout the United States on the use of technology systems, such as GPS, UAVs, and software to better manage snow at resorts. Specific technology mentioned in this episode includes Topcon GPS products and Arena slope management software. To learn more visit www.rdoequipment.com
11/7/201819 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 77 Pessl Instruments Soil Moisture Monitoring Pt.2

In part 2 of this series, Tony continues his conversation with Gottfried Pessl of Pessl Instruments about their agricultural sensors. Specifically, they talk about Pessl Instruments' partnership with John Deere to provide weather and soil moisture information in the John Deere Operations Center and the many other sensors they offer. To learn more, visit www.metos.at or www.rdoequipment.com
10/24/201817 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 76 Pessl Instruments Soil Moisture Monitoring Pt.1

This episode features Pessl Instruments, a sensor manufacturer based in Austria and founded by Gottfried Pessl. Tony Kramer speaks with Gottfried about how the company started and about their agricultural sensors. The focus of this episode is their line of soil moisture monitoring and weather stations, known as the iMetos Eco D3 and iMetos 3.3. To learn more, visit www.metos.at or www.rdoequipment.com
10/10/201820 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 75 RDO Rental Fleet And Ag Technology

In this episode we hear from Albert Vasquez, Rental Manager with RDO Equipment Co. Rentals are a large part of our business in the Southwest region, and as we'll hear from Albert, technology helps manage the rental fleet. Growers also need technology along with their rentals, such as GPS and RTK, to perform field operations. To learn more, visit www.rdoequipment.com You can also follow RDO on Twitter @RDOEquipment and subscribe on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
9/26/201817 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 74 Big Iron Farm Show 2018

We're live at the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo, North Dakota! If you're in the area, there's still time to attend the show and see the latest equipment and technology from John Deere. Join Tony Kramer as he talks with show-goers about precision agriculture and the state of farm shows, like Big Iron. You can follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK Also, be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and catch our latest videos on YouTube.
9/12/201811 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 73 Micasense UAV Sensors And Software

Micasense is a premiere manufacturer of UAV sensor technology, including the multispectral RedEdge-M camera. This sensor is adaptable and can be installed on more UAVs, including the Wingtra One. Drew Baustian of Micasense shares information on the sensor in this episode, as well as examples of how UAV technology is being used in the real-world. To learn more, visit your local RDO Equipment Co. location. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
9/5/201825 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 72 Wingtra UAVs

In this episode, we speak with Justus Bamert of Wingtra about their new UAV, the Wingtra One. Wingtra drones are unique in that they manufacture a fixed-wing aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), making this a very flexible system. To learn more, stop by your local RDO Equipment Co. location. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
8/22/201818 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 71 Saueressig Farms Centennial Celebration

One-hundred years of farming is something to celebrate, especially in an industry as challenging as agriculture. Join Tony Kramer as he speaks with Kim Saueressig about the history of their farming operation in North Dakota. Kim tells us how the farm got started and has grown over the last 100 years, their relationship with John Deere equipment and RDO Equipment Co., and what they did to celebrate this special milestone. You can learn more about Saueressig Farms by following them on Facebook. Be sure to connect with RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can connect with Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
8/8/201817 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 70 Find Your Bearings With CCTY

Bearings might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of agriculture technology, but they're critical for all machine functions. In this episode Tony speaks with John Sweetwood, Strategic Sales Manager with CCTY Bearing. Bearings have come a long way in terms of reliability and ease of maintenance. Not only that, they also enable key machine functions such as suspension and steering. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook and catch our latest videos on YouTube. You can connect with Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
7/25/201816 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 69 John Deere StarFire GPS With Terry Pickett

In this episode we speak with Terry Pickett, ISG Advanced Engineering Manager for John Deere Company. Terry has been involved with many innovative products geared around precision agriculture and GPS solutions from John Deere, including the development of the StarFire and guidance systems. To learn more about these systems, visit our website www.rdoequipment.com or John Deere's website www.deere.com. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn and catch our latest videos on YouTube.
7/11/201820 minutes
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Ep. 68 Big Data With Terry Griffin Part 2

In Part 2 of this podcast series with Dr. Terry Griffin (aka @SpacePlowBoy), Tony Kramer talks with Dr. Griffin about how Big Data is being used in many industries, including agriculture. To learn more, follow Terry Griffin on Twitter @SpacePlowBoy. You can also follow Tony Kramer and RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @RDOTonyK and @RDOEquipment. Be sure to visit our website, www.rdoequipment.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest news and updates on John Deere and RDO Equipment Co.
6/20/201815 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 67 Big Data With Terry Griffin Part 1

Join Tony Kramer this week as he talks with Dr. Terry Griffin (aka @SpacePlowBoy), a Cropping Systems Economist at Kansas State University. Dr. Griffin fills us in on what Big Data and IOT are, and how those in the agriculture industry can leverage this information on the farm. To learn more, follow Terry Griffin on Twitter @SpacePlowBoy. You can also follow Tony Kramer and RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @RDOTonyK and @RDOEquipment. Be sure to visit our website, www.rdoequipment.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest news and updates on John Deere and RDO Equipment Co.
6/6/201817 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 66 In The Cab- ExactEmerge Planter

It's finally planting season! After a late spring in the Upper Midwest, Tony Kramer sits down with Caleb Seger, a product specialist with RDO Equipment Co., in the cab of a John Deere 8370R tractor pulling an ExactEmerge planter. The planter features many exciting technologies such as high-speed planting, individual row unit control, and turn compensation. To learn more about John Deere technology visit your local RDO Equipment Co. location and speak with an account manager or product specialist. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK.
5/23/20187 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 65 Talking UAVs And Software With Sentera

The UAS industry changes very quickly with ever-evolving technology. Sentera, an agriculture drone and sensor manufacturer, recently updated many of their products. In this episode Tony Kramer sits down with Zach Frappier from Sentera to discuss these updates and the tools that Sentera has developed to help farmers and consultants be successful. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on social media on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instragram. You can follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and Sentera on Twitter @sentera_uas
5/9/201817 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 64 The Economics Of Precision Ag With The USDA

In this episode we speak with David Schimmelpfennig, a senior economist with the USDAs Economic Research Service. Much of his research has focused on precision agriculture adoption throughout the country, and he shares some their findings on the economics of precision agriculture technology on the farm. To learn more, visit www.ers.esda.gov . You can learn more about RDO Equipment Co. by visiting our website, www.rdoequipment.com and by following us on social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Connect with Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK.
4/25/201820 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 63 RDOs 50th Anniversary- Celebrating Employees

This year, 2018, is a big year for RDO Equipment Co. In 2018 we celebrate 50 years of being in business. Over the past 50 years, RDO has grown a lot, and this growth and success wouldn't have been possible without our many dedicated employees. In this episode, Tony Kramer speaks with Danny Schultz, a longtime employee at RDO Equipment Co., and several of his co-workers at the Moorhead, MN location. Follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com to learn more.
4/11/201816 minutes
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Ep. 62 Ready 2 Mow

Springtime is here, and that means mowing grass! In this episode we speak with Nick Arndt, an account manager with RDO Equipment Co., about John Deere lawn mowers and the technology offered in that equipment. To help get customers ready for lawn mowing season, RDO Equipment Co. also offers a Ready 2 Mow service. Learn more on our website: www.rdoequipment.com You can connect with Nick and Tony @RDONickA and @RDOTonyK respectively. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @RDOEquipment and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
3/21/201821 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 61 Agronomy And The John Deere Operations Center

In this episode we speak with Kelsey VanOverbeke, an agronomist with WinField United and Farmers Union Oil of Southern Valley in Fairmont, North Dakota. Kelsey has been using the John Deere Operations Center to work with her farmer customers and make agronomy decisions. You can follow Kelsey on Twitter @kelseyvan09 Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK RDO Equipment CO. @rdoequipment Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for more news and information.
3/8/201819 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 60 100 Years Of John Deere Tractors

In this special episode, we speak with Neil Dahlstrom, manager of corporate archives and history at John Deere Company, about John Deere's milestone of manufacturing tractors for 100 years. Starting with the purchase of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company in 1918, John Deere has had a rich history of innovation and has focused on the needs of their customers. Don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can connect with Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
2/21/201824 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 59 Irrigation Technology In Agriculture

In this episode we speak with Ryan Pehle, an Operations Manager with RDO Water in Santa Maria, California. Ryan has spent his career working with the latest in irrigation technology, which is vital for successfully growing crops in certain regions of the country. To learn more about irrigation technology, you can visit RDO Water at https://www.rdoequipment.com/irrigation/ You can connect with RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and watch our latest videos on YouTube. Follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
2/7/201819 minutes
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Ep. 58 Large Ag Integrated Solutions

In this episode we speak with Brent Horner, a product specialist supervisor with RDO Equipment Co. based in Western North Dakota, about John Deere's Large Ag Integrated Solutions training. With the amount of new technology being released by John Deere, it's important for dealerships, like RDO Equipment Co., to learn about the newest equipment to better support customers. To learn more about how RDO Equipment Co. develops their employees and supports customers, visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on social media on twitter @rdoequipment and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
1/24/201817 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 57 Lacey Ridge Farms

In this episode we sit down with Lacey Ridge Farms, one of RDO Equipment Co. many valued customers, to discuss their 2017 farming season. Lacey Ridge Farms is a diverse operation in Minnesota, and utilized many new pieces of equipment and technology from John Deere this season. To learn more about how working with RDO Equipment Co. and John Deere can benefit your farming operation, visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com or stop in to your local store. You can connect with Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and RDO Equipment Co. @rdoquipment Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.
1/10/201820 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 56 Drip Irrigation With RDO Water

There has been a tremendous amount of innovation in irrigation technology. RDO Water is a leader in the field of irrigation in the Desert Southwest and Coastal regions of California. In this episode Tony Kramer, product specialist supervisor, speaks with Sara Epps, an account manager with RDO Water, about drip irrigation and the impact its had on her customers. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest news and updates.
12/27/201721 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 55 The Latest In Agriculture With PrecisionAg.com

In this episode we hear from Matthew Grassi, field editor for CropLife and PrecisionAg Magazines, about advancements in the agriculture industry in 2017, and hear where the industry is headed in the future. You can learn more about CropLife and PrecisionAg magazines by visiting www.croplife.com or www.precisionag.com, respectively. Be sure to follow Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK and RDO Equipment Co. @rdoequipment. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
12/13/201719 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 54 Vineyard Agriculture Equipment

Vineyards are rapidly adopting agriculture technology. In this episode we speak with Jeremy Smith, Vineyard Sales Manager at RDO Equipment Co., about the equipment and technology that's available for viticulture. To learn more, visit rdoequipment.com or contact local RDO Equipment Co. location. You can follow Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
11/29/201722 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 53 In The Cab- John Deere S780 Combine

Adding to our "In the Cab" series, we sit down with Aaron Brehmer in the new John Deere S780 combine while running in a corn field. While it may look the same on the outside, it's an entirely new machine on the inside and is packed with new technology that makes it smarter, more accurate, and easier to operate. The new 700-series combines are precision agriculture at its finest. You can connect with Tony Kramer and Aaron Brehmer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and @RDOAaronB Don't forget to subscribe to RDOs social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn!
11/8/201716 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 52 John Deere Operations Center Updates

In the latest episode of the Agriculture Technology Podcast we speak with Nate Dorsey, an agronomist with RDO Equipment Co. based in Yuma, Arizona. There have been a lot of exciting updates to the John Deere Operations Center in the last few months, and he fills us in on the latest changes. You can follow Nate Dorsey on Twitter @RDONateDorsey and Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram!
10/25/201720 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 51 John Deere Gen 4 Displays

The new John Deere Gen4 display is one of the latest advancements in John Deere technology. Dick Muhlbeier, a product specialist supervisor based in Pasco, WA, walks us through what sets this display apart. It is packed with features that make it an invaluable tool and is more user-friendly than past displays. To learn more, visit RDO Equipment Co. website or talk with your local account manager or product specialist. Connect with Dick on Twitter @RDODickM and Tony @RDOTonyK Don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information from John Deere and RDO Equipment Co.
10/11/201719 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 50 The Latest Sprayer Technology

In this episode we talk with Ben Hilde, a product specialist based in Ada and Hawley, Minnesota about the latest in John Deere sprayer technology. John Deere has made a lot of advancements in the last year, such as the new ExactApply system and carbon fiber booms. You can follow Ben Hilde on Twitter @RDOBenH and Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
9/27/201720 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 49 Live From Big Iron 2017

We're live from the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo, North Dakota! Big Iron is one of the largest agriculture shows in the Midwest. Follow along with Tony Kramer as he explores the new John Deere equipment displayed at the show and talks with several representatives from John Deere Company. The show runs from 9/12/2017-9/14/2017, so if you're in the neighborhood be sure to stop by the show and see the equipment for yourself. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. and Tony Kramer on social media for the latest updates on the podcast and agriculture technology.
9/12/201720 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 48 Monitoring Water With John Deere Field Connect Part 2

In part two of our episode on the John Deere Field Connect system, we talk with Erin Hightower, an agronomist at RDO Equipment Co. She walks us through how to understand and make decisions based on the data that the system and sensors collects. To learn more about Field Connect, visit your local RDO Equipment Co. location and speak to an account manager or product specialist today. Don't forget to connect with RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and connect with Tony Kramer on twitter @RDOTonyK
8/30/201721 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 47 Monitoring Water With John Deere Field Connect Part 1

In this episode we talk with Chip Lembcke, a product specialist with RDO Equipment Co. He has worked extensively with John Deere's Field Connect system for monitoring soil moisture, weather, and other field conditions. With water management becoming more of an issue globally, the John Deere Field Connect system could help better use this valuable resource. To learn more, please visit your local RDO Equipment Co. location or local John Deere dealer. Don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @RDOequipment and Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK
8/16/201718 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 46 Talking Soil Health

Soil health is an important consideration when it comes to equipment and farming practices. Abbey Wick, the soil health extension specialist at North Dakota State University, fills us in on some of the latest research around soil health and how equipment can affect it. You can learn more by visiting NDSU Extension's website and visiting their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NDSUSoilHealth Be sure to follow Abbey Wick on Twitter @NDSUSoilHealth and Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK
8/2/201720 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 45 Using John Deere Financial For Agriculture Technology Needs

In this episode we learn how producers can utilize John Deere Financial for their agriculture technology needs by speaking with David Davis and Jim Howard from John Deere Company. John Deere Financial can be used for far more than simply buying a tractor or other equipment for a dealership, and can even be used to finance supplies from other agriculture organizations. To learn more, speak to a representative from your local RDO Equipment Co. location or John Deere dealership that you work with. You can follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube!
7/20/201716 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 42 Providing UAV Services with Flight Pros

Have you thought about providing UAV services? In this episode we talk with Joey Schmit, president of Flight Pros, about his experience starting his company and providing a range of UAV services. To learn more about Flight Pros, visit www.flightprosnd.com You can also learn more about the UAVs that we offer by visiting our website or stopping into your local RDO Equipment Co. location. www.rdoequipment.com Be sure to connect with us on social media, where we post the latest about technology on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
6/7/201717 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 41 RDO As Guests On The Precision Farming Dealer Podcast

In this episode we replay clips from a recent episode of the Precision Farming Dealer Podcast in which Joel Kaczynski, Product Specialist Manager, and Nate Dorsey, Agronomist, were interviewed by Jack Zemlicka. To hear the full episode, head over to the Precision Farming Dealer Website: www.precisionfarmingdealer.com Also, be sure to visit RDO Equipment Co. new website! It can be found on the same address: www.rdoequipment.com You can connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram where we post the latest news and information on John Deere and RDO Equipment Co. Lastly, you can follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
5/24/201721 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 40 Remote Support with AgriSync

In this episode we talk with Casey Niemann, the founder of AgriSync, to learn about their app and how RDO Equipment Co. is using it to better support their customers. The app allows for live video support with a cell connection, allowing farmers to better connect with their trusted advisers and work through questions. To learn more about AgriSync, visit www.agrisync.com and sign up for a free trial. The program is free for farmers to use. Don't forget to connect with RDO Equipment Co. on our website www.rdoequipment.com or on social media. We have an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
5/10/201717 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 39 Machinery Pete Talks Used Equipment

In this episode we have a very special guest on the show, Greg Peterson AKA "Machinery Pete". He talks with Tony Kramer about the growth of his business, the state of the used equipment market, and the future of agriculture equipment sales. To learn more about Machinery Pete visit: www.machinerypete.com or follow him on Twitter @machinerypete Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook and Twitter and Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
4/26/201719 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 38 RDO Shortlines Overview

In this episode we wrap up our recent podcast episodes featuring shortline equipment by talking with Terry Malingen, RDO Equipment Co. Shortline Manager. We talk about the many different brands of equipment RDO Equipment Co. offers its customers, and the different types of equipment that we see in the many areas that we cover- from the Northern Plains, to the Pacific Northwest, all the way down to California and Arizona in the Southwest. Don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK
4/12/201711 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 36 Helping Farm Families With Farm Rescue

This year we celebrate the first annual National Farm Rescuers Day to celebrate the amazing work that Farm Rescue is doing to help farmers in crisis throughout the Upper Midwest. RDO Equipment Co. is a sponsor of the Farm Rescue organization, and in this episode we talk with Bill Gross, president and founder of Farm Rescue. To learn more about Farm Rescue, visit farmrescue.org where you can nominate a family in need, make a donation, or add your name to the list of volunteers. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
3/15/201716 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 35 Agrian Prescription Creator and the John Deere Operations Center

This week Nick Morrow, a product manager with Agrian, joins us on the show to talk about their widely used software and prescription creator in the John Deere Operations Center. The prescription creator simplifies the precision agriculture process by using data from the Operations Center to create management zones, which can then be edited by users and sent directly to equipment running in the field. To learn more about the Operations Center and Agrian visit myjohndeere.com and sign up for a free account. You can also connect with us and ask any questions on Twitter @RDOequipment or @RDOTonyK Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
3/1/201715 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 34 Rite Way Mfg and their Line of Products

In this episode we talk to Dan Wehrs with Rite Way Mfg. Co. Ltd. about their line of products. We highlight their line of land rollers, rock pickers, harrows, and tillage equipment. To learn more, visit your local RDO Equipment Co. location or visit the Riteway website: http://www.ritewaymfg.com/ You can also visit RDO Equipment Co. website at: http://rdoequipment.com/ Be sure to connect with us on Twitter @rdoequipment and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
2/15/201719 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 33 Snow Removal

In this episode we talk with a loyal RDO Equipment Co. customer about his local business. Chris Wear, of Chris Wear Enterprises, Inc,. has been running John Deere equipment exclusively for this lawn and snow removal business for many years. He loves the equipment and the support he gets from RDO Equipment Co. Follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @rdoequipment and visit our website at www.rdoequipment.com
2/1/20178 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 32 Happy Podcast Anniversary!

It's been a year! In this episode Tony interviews Nate Dorsey, the producer and former host of the Agriculture Technology Podcast. They talk about where the idea for the show came from, how they got started, and the progress they made over the year, like how there are listeners on every continent except Antarctica! Follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and Nate Dorsey @RDONateDorsey Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
1/18/201716 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 31 Summers Manufacturing

In this episode we speak with Ben Sander, a marketing manager for Summers Manufacturing. Summers Mfg. has a wide range of agricultural products ranging from tillage equipment and land rollers to sprayers. Ben fills us in on the latest products from Summers Mfg., their uses in precision agriculture, and success stories their customers have had. To learn more about Summers Mfg., visit your local RDO Equipment Co. location and speak with an account manager or product specialist. Also, be sure to visit RDO Equipment Co. at www.rdoequipment.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Follow Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK
1/3/201719 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 30 Gates Manufacturing

Ep. 30 Gates Manufacturing by RDO Equipment Co.
12/8/201616 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 29 Unverferth Manufacturing

In this episode we talk with Eric Myhre, Territory Manager with Unverferth Manufacturing, about their line of grain carts, tillage pieces, and other equipment. To learn more about Unverferth Manufacturing visit their website at www.unverferth.com or stop into your local RDO Equipment Co. location. Don't forget to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn!
11/23/201620 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 28 Sentera Drones and the John Deere Operations Center

In this episode we announce RDO Equipment Co. partnership with Sentera, a UAV company based in Minneapolis, MN. We talk with Kris Poulson, Vice President of Agriculture at Sentera, about their drone solutions, sensors, and their software that allows for autonomous flight and integration with the John Deere Operations Center. To learn more about Sentera or to purchase your own UAV, stop in to your local RDO Equipment Co. location. You can also visit Sentera online at: https://sentera.com/ Follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and RDO Equipment Co. @RDOequipment Be sure to follow our other feeds on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
11/9/201613 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 27 Inside 9RX Tractor Running a 2730 Ripper

In this episode Tony Kramer sits down with Bryce Knowlen, a product specialist with RDO Equipment Co., in the cab of a 9RX tractor. The 9RX was pulling a 2730 Ripper with TruSet technology in a recently harvested corn field in North Dakota. They go over the features of the 9RX and 2730 ripper and talk about the experience of operating these new pieces of equipment. Follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and Bryce Knowlen @RDOBryceK Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube!
10/26/201614 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 26 John Deere MyMaintenance App

In this episode we talk with Jason Kreps, a Product Specialist Manager with RDO Equipment Co. He fills us in on one of the latest apps from John Deere, the MyMaintenance App. The app is used to track equipment maintenance and is packed with many helpful features. You can follow Jason on Twitter @RDOJasonK and Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK. Be sure to follow RDO Equipment Co. on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and even Instagram!
10/12/201611 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 25 There's a John Deere Utility Tractor for Everyone

No, this isn't a giveaway, but it is a great episode on all things utility tractors! In this episode Tony Kramer records a podcast in the field at one of our precision agriculture events and talks with Katie Gamble, a Transactional Account Manager with RDO Equipment Co. They focus primarily on the 5 and 6-series tractors and the many attachments that make them so flexible. There's bound to be a fit for one these tractors in your garage, shed, or barn! Follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and RDO Equipment Co. @RDOEquipment
9/27/201618 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 24 Live from the Big Iron Farm Show!

This episode was recorded at the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo, North Dakota. In this episode you’ll hear from several John Deere representatives as they walk us through new pieces of equipment and technology from the company. Jim Xu, John Deere’s show coordinator, introduces the Big Iron Farm Show, Dave Mulder, a product line marketing manager, talks with us about the F4365 High Speed Nutrient Applicator and Exact Apply technology, and Dennis Ogle, a senior marketing representative, talks about the 9RX tractor. This episode was broadcast live on Facebook, so if you’d like to watch the video and see the equipment that we talked about, head over to RDO Equipment Co. Facebook page! www.facebook.com/rdoequipment Be sure to follow us on the social media channels you use like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
9/14/201618 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep. 23 360 Yield Center and John Deere

In this episode we talk with Josh Messer, from 360 Yield Center, about the new agreement between John Deere and 360 Yield Center. This agreement allows John Deere dealers to sell and support 360 Yield Center products, such as Y-drops, undercover, and soil scan. Follow Josh Messer on Twitter @joshmesser21, Tony Kramer @RDOTonyK, and RDO @rdoequipment.
8/31/201619 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 22 Hagie Sprayers and John Deere

In this episode we talk with Duane Fierstine, a sprayer specialist with RDO Equipment Co., about John Deere's acquisition of a majority of Hagie Manufacturing. He talks with us about the Hagie's product line and the benefits of using a high-clearance front boom sprayer. Follow Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and Duane Fierstine @RDODuaneF. Be sure to use our Agriculture Technology Podcast phone line to leave any questions for the show by calling 701-551-5430.
8/17/201617 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 21 John Deere Operations Center with Dow AgroSciences

In this episode we talk with Eric Frasure, an agronomist with Dow AgroSciences. Eric has been using the John Deere Operations Center to connect with and send files to his customers. Connect with Tony Kramer on Twitter @RDOTonyK and RDO Equipment Co. @RDOequipment
8/3/201615 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 19 Forestry Technology and Links to Agriculture

In this episode we talk with Brock Magnuson, a product specialist based out of Missoula, Montana. He talks with us about a form of long-term agriculture, or forestry. The forestry industry uses a blend of construction equipment adapted for use in forests and technology similar to what we see in agriculture for GPS and mapping. To learn more, contact your local RDO Equipment Co. or John Deere dealership.
7/6/201613 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 18 Farming and Precision Agriculture in Australia Pt. 2

In this episode we continue our conversation with Stephen Hegarty, precision farming manager at Vanderfield, about agriculture and precision agriculture in Australia. In this episode we focus on cotton, small grains, and sugar cane and the technologies that growers are using to be more efficient and protect the environment. Find RDO Equipment Co. at www.rdoequipment.com and Vanderfield at www.vanderfield.com.au Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
6/14/201613 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 17 Farming And Precision Agriculture In Australia Pt. 1

This is the first episode in a series of episodes on farming and precision agriculture in Australia. We talk with Stephen Hegarty, who is the Precision Farming Manager with Vanderfield's VNET team. Vanderfield is Australia's largest John Deere dealer, and Vanderfield and RDO Equipment Co. entered into a partnership in 2012. To learn more about Vanderfield visit their website at: http://www.vanderfield.com.au/ Also visit the VNET website at: vnet.net.au
6/1/201611 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 16 Drone Focus Conference

In this episode we talk with Greg Tehven, one of the founders of Emerging Prairie in Fargo, North Dakota. We talk about innovation in the community, the monthly drone focus meetings, and the upcoming Drone Focus conference happening on June 1, 2016. Visit: https://www.emergingprairie.com/event/dronefocus-conf-2016/ for more information.
5/18/201615 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 15 GPS And Precision Agriculture

In this episode we go back to the basics and introduce GPS technology. We talk with Larry Herman, a product specialist based in Bismarck, North Dakota, about what GPS is, how it works, and how it's being used in the agriculture and construction industries. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and leave a review on iTunes!
5/11/201614 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 14 John Deere Machine Sync

In Episode 14 we talk with Aaron Brehmer, a product specialist based in North Dakota, about John Deere machine sync. He goes over the basics of how multiple pieces of equipment can communicate with each other, the hardware needed to make this work, and the benefits of using this technology.
5/4/201611 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 12 RDO Service Support Center

In this episode we talk with Jeff Wiener, Service Support Center Manager, about RDOs unique service support center. He talks with us about how the service support center benefits RDO customers and about the technology that enables them to support customers and solve problems remotely. Connect with RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @rdoequipment You can also connect with Nate Dorsey on Twitter @RDONateDorsey
4/20/201611 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 10 Variable Rate Seeding And Precision Agriculture

In our tenth episode we talk with Dave Gratton, an account manager in Hawley, MN, about variable rate planting. He talks with us about the equipment and technology that's needed to start as well as the basics on making a variable rate prescription. Connect with RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @rdoequipment and with Nate Dorsey @RDONateDorsey
4/6/201614 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 9 John Deere JD Link

In this episode we talk with Colin Artz, an account manager based in Aberdeen, South Dakota, about John Deere's JD Link System. JD Link enables you to monitor machines, manage logistics, and data to and from equipment. Connect with RDO Equipment Co. on Twitter @rdoequipment You can also connect with Nate Dorsey on Twitter @RDONateDorsey
3/30/20169 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 8 File Transfers with John Deere Equipment

In this episode we talk with Kris Green, a product specialist based out of Webster, South Dakota, about how to send files to and from John Deere equipment. You can provide episode feedback or ask me questions on twitter @RDONateDorsey You can also follow RDO Equipment on twitter @rdoequipment.
3/23/20169 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 7 Irrigation Technology In Agriculture

In this episode we talk with Frank Toves, an account manager with RDO Water in Salinas, California. RDO Water is an irrigation company that specializes in using the latest in irrigation technology to improve water use and crop health in many areas of the Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest United States.
3/14/201612 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 6 John Deere App Center And GoSeed App

In episode 6 we talk with Ben Hilde, a product specialist based in Minnesota, about the John Deere App Center and one of the apps available there, the GoSeed App. Connect with RDO Equipment Co. on twitter @rdoequipment and Nate Dorsey @RDONateDorsey
3/9/201613 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 4 John Deere Operations Center Part 2

In part 2 of the John Deere Operations Center episode we're back with Tony Kramer, a product specialist with RDO Equipment Co., to talk more about the uses and additional features of the program. Follow RDO Equipment Co. on twitter @rdoequipment, Nate Dorsey @RDONateDorsey and Tony Kramer @woodykramer.
2/24/201616 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 3 John Deere Operations Center Part 1

In episode 3 we talk to Tony Kramer, a product specialist in Fergus Falls and Breckenridge, MN, who introduces us to the John Deere Operations Center. This is part one of a series of podcasts on the Operations Center that highlights some recent changes such as the Field Analyzer tool, Agronomic Reports, and the Notification Center. Follow RDO Equipment Co. on twitter @rdoequipment, Nate Dorsey @RDONateDorsey and Tony Kramer @woodykramer.
2/17/201617 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 2 John Deere 9 Series Tractors

In episode 2 of the Agriculture Technology podcast we talk with Mike Hauschild, an account manager for RDO Equipment Co. in Breckenridge, MN, about the John Deere 9 series tractors. This includes talking about John Deere's latest tractor, the 9RX. Follow RDO Equipment Co. on twitter @RDOequipment and Nate @RDONateDorsey
2/9/201617 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 1 John Deere Harvest Mobile App

Welcome to the first episode of RDO Equipment Co. Agriculture Technology Podcast! In this podcast series we'll talk about the latest from RDO Equipment Co. and John Deere. Nate Dorsey, an agronomist and product specialist supervisor, is the host. In this episode he talks with Brian Lougheed, a product specialist with RDO, about John Deere's newest app, Harvest Mobile. Follow RDO Equipment Co. on twitter @RDOequipment and Nate @RDONateDorsey
2/2/201616 minutes, 14 seconds