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Farmer Stories: Answer Plots Help Farmers Take Advantage of Tech

WinField United
Agronomy Team
As we reflect on the past 20 years, one thing that amazes us is how far agriculture technology has come. From traited seed to remote sensing, it’s clear that staying on top of the latest advances in agriculture can be a daunting task for most farmers. When we design Answer Plot® events, one goal is to ensure farmers are aware of the latest technology and resources available to help them grow their businesses. A visit to an Answer Plot event may help you navigate ever-changing ag technology tools.
 
Capture opportunities
Michael Corderman, a corn and soybean grower in Armstrong, Iowa, says staying on top of technology makes him a better farmer. He’s attended Answer Plot events for several years for the progressive insights that are shared.
AnswerPlot_FarmerTestimonials_0005_-Times-are-changing-so-fast-in-today-s-world-that-you-ve-got-to.jpgOne of technology opportunities Michael discovered at an Answer Plot event could help him get more grain to market.
AnswerPlot_FarmerTestimonials_0006_-The-R7-Field-Forecasting-Tool-is-a-great,-great-product-I-m.jpgTechnology like this helps farmers allocate their resources to make their dollars work harder.
 
Finding Answers at Answer Plots
But, using the technology is just one part of the equation. Knowing how to process the information that the technology supplies and apply it in practical ways is another hurdle farmers face. That’s where Answer Plot events can help. We demonstrate new technology, but we also help digest the data to reveal what impact it will have on your farm.
 
John Preussner of Dundee, Iowa, recalls the first Answer Plot event he attended 14 years ago.
AnswerPlot_FarmerTestimonials_0007_-I-remember-at-that-meeting-I-actually-stood-up-and-said,-‘Am-I.jpgLike Michael, John has also found opportunities on his farm by using technology tools, namely the Characterization Charts (CHT) tool within R7.
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He uses the information to place different hybrids on his farm as a way to help manage risk. John is confident in the data because it’s replicated over many environments and under different production practices.    
 
Take advantage of new opportunities that are waiting to be found on your farm. Talk with your local WinField United retailer about visiting an Answer Plot location before harvest gets underway.

Eye in the Sky: What Satellite Imagery Can do For You

Joel and Jon
Hosts, WinField United
Host Jon Zuk is joined by WinField United technology manager, Mary Pat Sass to discuss using satellite imagery to monitor crops and make in-season adjustments. They cover the benefits of using imagery together with boots-on-the-ground scouting and Mary Pat shares her experiences from the field.
Season 13, Episode 5: Eye in the Sky: What Satellite Imagery Can do For You


Examining the Past, Modeling the Future

Joel and Kyle
Hosts, WinField
Joel and Kyle explore the world of crop modeling on this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield. Find out how some models can help growers make proactive decisions in the field by turning historical data into predictive forecasts. 
 
Got a question about your operation? Email hosts@dealwithyield.com for the chance to hear their response on the show.
SEASON 5: EPISODE 2 - Examining the Past, Modeling the Future

The Deal With Yield is a podcast series covering the issues that matter most in crop production.

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