New Equipment, High Tech and Eager Farmers Fill Farm Shows

Farmers are able to interact with speakers talking about everything from fertilizer placement, emerging carbon markets and the relatively new world of biologicals. They can ask questions specific about their farm operations that they might not be comfortable doing in a virtual setting. Attendees can see new pieces of equipment or technology and inquire about return-on-investment possibilities.

For farmers and ag industry folks that couldn’t attend this year’s Commodity Classic, DTN has you covered. Several editors and writers wrote several stories and shot multiple videos at the event. Plus, additional information gleaned from the show and contacts made will eventually make its way into future DTN content that can be found at www.dtnpf.com.

Here are some DTN videos shot at Commodity Classic:

— Farmer Mike Shaw talks about the latest products from Calmer Corn Heads. Shaw works with the company testing products on his Ogden, Iowa, farm. See https://www.dtnpf.com/…

— Greg Trame, GIS director of sales for technology products, shares information about the company’s new EVO 50 grain bin and the GrainVue remote grain storage monitoring system. See https://www.dtnpf.com/…

— Tyler Schuldt, Environmental Tillage Systems, shows off the company’s latest Soil Warrior strip-till equipment. See https://www.dtnpf.com/…

— Karen St. Germain, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Division director, explains NASA’s role in agricultural production. NASA satellites, among other things, study the earth and collect data that can be used by farmers and the agriculture industry. St. Germain describes how the agency can help solve future challenges in agriculture. https://www.dtnpf.com/…

The following are stories written at Commodity Classic:

— Commodity group and agricultural equipment leaders discussed what ag sustainability means to them, along with a variety of issues that affect their respective organizations and members. See https://www.dtnpf.com/…

— Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was the keynote speaker during the event’s general session. The nation’s ag leader talked about the war in Ukraine, trade, biofuels and the climate, among other things. See https://www.dtnpf.com/…

— Agrichemical and seed companies provided a look at futuristic crop traits and weed control systems ranging from short-stature corn to crops stacked high with insect traits and herbicide tolerance. Sprayer technology was also showcased. See https://www.dtnpf.com/…

— NASA officials show farmers and agribusiness leaders how NASA satellite data helps USDA and others forecast crop production and weather conditions on the ground. See https://www.dtnpf.com/…

Matthew Wilde can be reached at [email protected]

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