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4 11, 2020

The Human Side of Ag Data Processing

2020-11-10T16:24:39+00:00

 At IN10T, technology enables processing millions of ag data points, but it’s the personal touch that makes the difference. Colton Mills starts off every day by making a plan. The agronomist knows that if he’s organized and on top of the millions of data points that he and the teams at IN10T manage, “We can help our clients be successful.”  Mills focuses a lot of time on data processing, which, at its core, means pulling out meaningful insights from the information (plant health, disease pressure, field inputs, and more) that is regularly collected from field trials. “We are always working to stay on top of the data coming in and trying to get it pushed to the next critical touchpoint,” Mills says, which often includes reaching out to the farmer directly to check data discrepancies.  This process starts even before planting, by collecting field boundaries and ordering aerial imagery if necessary. Collecting planting data is next, which is one of the most important steps in the process. ...

The Human Side of Ag Data Processing2020-11-10T16:24:39+00:00
22 10, 2020

It’s the Farmers’ Vote that Counts

2020-11-04T13:11:50+00:00

By Randy Barker, co-owner & CEO IN10T As I write this blog, politicians across the U.S. are wondering how they can get you and me to adopt them as our candidate. They want us to not only adopt them, but to act with our vote. In our industry the farmer holds the ultimate vote. If farmers try your product and their feedback is engaging and positive, the farmer becomes a catalyst for success. So, how do we get them to adopt your new widget, technology or agronomic product?  We don’t know yet. When the IN10T team sits down with a client, we start with a blank slate. We ask you about your vision for success and build the pillars of the process around that. And once our team and yours agrees on the path forward, IN10T has the market and industry expertise to quickly deliver on the vision. Why don’t we rely upon processes already in place? Because if your vision could be achieved through existing processes, then ...

It’s the Farmers’ Vote that Counts2020-11-04T13:11:50+00:00
15 10, 2020

Technology Highlight- The CropSafe Network

2020-10-15T14:21:35+00:00

The Cropsafe Network Over the past couple of week's we've been sharing our perspective and reviews on some leading technologies in agriculture. We love learning about new technology solutions at IN10T and it's even better when that innovation comes from one of our FarmerTrial Participants. Today we’re excited to talk about one of those innovations.  FarmerTrials Network member Justin Ogle is a farmer full of ideas. As he works his fields in Missouri, he often comes up with solutions to everyday problems that farmers face. What stands out however, is that his solutions often end up being turned into companies that actively make a difference in the agriculture industry. Case and point- Cropsafe, a company Justin and a team of experts started to help farmers and companies deal with pest threats.  The purpose of Cropsafe is simple. To provide locations for storage of sensors that generate data valuable to agriculture. The idea of leasing small plots of land for sensor use was born out of experience, not only ...

Technology Highlight- The CropSafe Network2020-10-15T14:21:35+00:00
1 10, 2020

Technology Highlight- Sentera

2020-11-10T16:30:58+00:00

Testing the Future of Agriculture Kyle Morrow, IN10T’s Lead Precision Agronomist, is always looking to push the agronomy process to the next level. One area that Kyle often studies is the use of field tools that can help with data collection. Kyle recently spent time with the Sentera drone app coupled with his DJI Phantom 4 Pro to better understand the positive applications it could have on agronomic trials..  Kyle tested the Sentera app at one of our IN10T Research Farms in Northwest Indiana. He was focused primarily on determining if the app would serve well as a replacement for time consuming stand counts, as well as to collect some visual imagery of the field. As he approached the research farm and began to set up his equipment, he noted the ease of  connecting the app to his drone. Kyle notes that the app and the drone were relatively painless to set up and pair, making it easy for him to begin collecting data. The Sentera app uses ...

Technology Highlight- Sentera2020-11-10T16:30:58+00:00
29 09, 2020

Views From the Airport Control Tower – How Speed Impacts the IN10T Team

2020-10-07T21:15:08+00:00

Views From the Airport Control Tower - How Speed Impacts the IN10T Team By Josh Gwaltney, IN10T Business Analyst If there is any part of an airport that stands out to me, it has to be the control tower. No matter where you are, or what part of airport operations you are participating in, the control tower serves as a beacon that helps keep operations running smoothly. The tower serves a very important purpose. Those who work in it are able to monitor planes taking off and landing, helping to coordinate the integral functions of the airport and respond with a bird’s eye view to rapidly changing conditions. From their vantage point they can see three primary levels of operations: Looking to the sky and seeing the planes in transit, observing the runways to see who is coming in and coming out, and viewing the rest of the airport to determine what is happening next. In the same way, my role at IN10T has taken on support for ...

Views From the Airport Control Tower – How Speed Impacts the IN10T Team2020-10-07T21:15:08+00:00
28 09, 2020

Visiting FarmerTrials | North Dakota & Minnesota

2020-09-28T19:30:31+00:00

Have you ever wondered what a trip with the IN10T Agronomy Team looks like? Check out this video with IN10T Sr. Precision Agronomy Lead Kyle Morrow as he visits farms in Minnesota and North Dakota. Kyle completed a standard research visit at each location, measuring stand count, corn kernels, and trial response along with other results.. The data he recorded was uploaded into our IN10T Portal to increase the accuracy of trial results. As part of each field visit, IN10T agronomists work directly with FarmerTrials Network participants to gather their thoughts on the trials they participate in. By hearing the qualitative response participants have to products, the IN10T team is better able to understand the full story of each trial. Members raise a variety of crops for trials such as the corn, soybeans, and wheat seen in this video. As a result, IN10T agronomists travel the country, seeing the different climates that FarmerTrials Network members grow their crops in, and understanding the way that environments shapes product ...

Visiting FarmerTrials | North Dakota & Minnesota2020-09-28T19:30:31+00:00
16 09, 2020

World AgriTech South America: Accelerating Market Adoption of Biological Products for Tropical Agriculture

2020-09-29T16:23:01+00:00

IN10T CEO Randy Barker led a distinguished panel during the World AgriTech South America Summit to discuss the impact of Biologicals in tropical environments. The discussion covered multiple aspects of Biological products including fertilizer applications, use as inoculants, and sustainability implications. If you want to learn more about the future of Biologicals in tropical areas, check out the rest of the interview and reach out today! Click here to watch the video!

World AgriTech South America: Accelerating Market Adoption of Biological Products for Tropical Agriculture2020-09-29T16:23:01+00:00
19 08, 2020

Free Product Trials Don’t Work: Top 3 Learnings from IN10T

2020-09-02T19:07:46+00:00

The IN10T Business Has Been Built Upon the Premise of Solving for These Challenges By Kevin Heikes, COO IN10T In today’s world, large parts of agriculture product testing, data collection, and product development decisions come from offering prospective customers free product trials. These trials often promise participants access to the latest in products, with no cost or action required outside of using the product itself. Sounds like a win-win situation for the company and the farmer, right? Unfortunately, we rarely see this approach deliver the desired results of driving product adoption. We’d like to share with you the challenges we see with the existing free demo trial experience, and how at IN10T, we have effectively solved for these to drive successful product adoption. Here are 3 primary challenges the typical product demo program faces: 1. Free Product  = Low Value One of the main struggles with running a free trial is that the trial participant will often value the product less simply because it is free. Farmers place ...

Free Product Trials Don’t Work: Top 3 Learnings from IN10T2020-09-02T19:07:46+00:00
3 08, 2020

Biologicals 101 | Ground, Truth

2020-08-19T19:09:55+00:00

In our final episode on biologicals, CEO Randy Barker speaks with Pivot Bio Vice-President of Product Development Ernie Sanders. Throughout their discussion Ernie shows how modern advances in technology such as sequencing have greatly expanded the capabilities of biologicals in the field. Ernie indicates that sustainability and profitability do not have to be separate considerations, but can be connected through the advent of new agricultural options. IN10T has experience working with biological trials and is proud of our partnership with Pivot Bio. Learn more about our expertise in this area. Contact us today! info@in10t.ag | 888-848-6372

Biologicals 101 | Ground, Truth2020-08-19T19:09:55+00:00
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