Last night I jumped on my Facebook account for the daily review of what is going on with my family and friends. My cousin, who farms in Northwestern Alberta had posted a photo of himself and his son. The photo was taken in the cab of his tractor while he was seeding his spring wheat. His comment read “Micah giving me his best choke hold!” Later in the evening, this same cousin posted another comment on Facebook. It read “Steak, potatoes & corn on the cob for supper thanks to my love. Seeding on the mile & half (that's 2.4km for those who don't know what a mile is) and autosteer so I can eat. Doesn't get any better!” During my years as a salesman in the precision ag industry, I often preached about reduced input costs, less operator fatigue, improved fuel economy and more. Today, thanks to my cousin, I have learned a new benefit to add to my list that precision ag technology offers the operator – Improved Family Time.
We’re excited to continue to work with companies such as SSI, AgIntegrated, SST, AgWorks and others to promote a more open platform to provide solutions to customers. We have recently announced our second Slingshot® API implementation in the past two months. For those of you who don't know, the Slingshot API, or Application Programming Interface, is a software-to-software interface that is invisible to the end-user providing a simple way for one software system to communicate with another. This partnership with Software Solutions Integrated (SSI) will utilize the Slingshot API within their Agvance suite of software products.
The Slingshot API is a powerful tool which also ensures...