Weekly Leader Letters

Latest Leader Letter

ASA Participates in Recent Precision Ag Events

Steinkamp InterviewThis past summer, ASA became the first farmer-led organization to join the PrecisionAg Institute, an organization focused on advancing precision agriculture technology and its efficiency, stewardship and profitability for farmers.  The use of precision agriculture tools and methods continues to play a growing role in the sustainability and productivity of U.S. farm operations.

ASA Vice President and Ag Data Work Group Chairman Ron Moore (IL) recently joined ASA staff member Michelle Hummel in participating in a PrecisionAg Institute Board meeting in Chicago. The group discussed future research and educational opportunities in regards to Precision Ag and the use of ag data.  Other participants in the meeting included representatives from John Deere, SST, Wilbur-Ellis, Climate Corp, TopCon, Midwest Laboratories, WinField, Millenium Research, ESRI, Brase LLC and Meister Media. For more information on the PrecisionAg Institute, click here.

This past summer, the PrecisionAg Institute was a key partner in the InfoAg Conference, an event held in St. Louis that was completely focused on PrecisionAg technology and education.  ASA Director Joe Steinkamp (IN) participated in a video-taped interview on the PrecisionAg Institute center stage at this event to discuss the role of precision agriculture in farming and the opportunities the technology holds to improve sustainability.  This interview was recently posted on the PrecisionAg website. Click here to watch the interview.

More Articles

Two Opportunities to Share Your Success Stories with Neonicotinoids

Over the past two weeks, ASA officers including President Ray Gaesser, Treasurer Richard Wilkins and Vice President Kevin Hoyer, testified on behalf of ASA at a series … Read More »

ASA Announces Syngenta as Premier Sponsor for Soy Social and Auction

ASA welcomes Syngenta as the Premier Sponsor for the 10th annual ASA Soy Social and Auction celebration at Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. this spring. … Read More »

Soybean Industry Maintains Strong Presence at National Biodiesel Board Membership Meeting

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held a membership meeting this week in St. Louis, with a focus on several pending federal policy issues, emerging trade … Read More »

ASA Joins Coalition Letters on Tax Extenders and Urges Members to Keep Pressure on Congress During Lame Duck

As we prompted states and staff last week, ASA continues to urge all members to contact their senators and representatives to express our industry’s support … Read More »