Happy Friday! We’re excited to share our latest updates with you today. Along with a new look and feel for the website, and upgrades to the technology, we’ve also added new features within your Agrible account to help with your decision-making throughout the growing season. Check back here every Friday for feature updates!
Agrible’s product, Morning Farm Report, is now called Agrible. Everything lives under Agrible at agrible.com, rather than morningfarmreport.com—your Agrible account, tools, new features, and the best insights backed by our team of ag experts, world-class scientists, and meteorologists.
We've spent the last year developing a new look and feel for the website, upgrading the technology, and adding new features. We're excited to share these improvements with you to help with your decision-making throughout the season.
VP of Sustainability
Sustainability is taking root in many industry sectors, and most recently, agriculture is attracting a lot of attention from within the agricultural supply chain.
Champaign, Ill., April 27, 2018 – A major effort to remove farm data reporting barriers related to sustainability is being undertaken by The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) with members that include Agrible, Inc.
The objectives are to:
Develop digital solutions for the agricultural supply chain to address TSC key performance indicators (KPIs) easily and reliably
Translate and bridge the information from various sustainability standard organizations for more standardized reporting and exchange of data through automation
Attempt to streamline grower data entry across sustainability standards for those that align with TSC KPIs
Champaign, ILL, Apr 24, 2018 - Documenting 4R nutrient application practices for environmental and regulatory purposes is about to get much easier for agricultural retailers in Illinois. The program is being developed by a partnership between the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) and Champaign-based Agrible, Inc. Once implemented, the program will capture and document the metrics of all nutrient applications made to meet 4R practices, including the right source, right rate, right time to apply and the right placement.
A wild winter has plenty of weather storylines on the board across the US as we head into spring 2018.
Before taking a look into the future, let’s talk about where we stand now and how we got here.
There isn't a week that goes by that Holscher isn’t using all the tools and services Agrible offers. This time of year, he focuses on two in particular, Agrible’s Tractor Time and Yield Engine.
The heavy rains we have been receiving, and the promise of additional rains to follow, means that some operations such as lime spreading and tillage are likely to be delayed.
Congratulations to John Deere, as they have been awarded the Ag Data Transparent seal by certifying their John Deere Operations Center for privacy, security, and transparency!
With a myriad of different technologies, apps, and devices available, the ag industry is constantly looking for easy access to quick, one-stop-shop connections or locations to perform all functions for their operation.The good news is that we can give your agricultural community the insights, services, and connections it needs to make decisions easy and sustainable, and your operations seamless. At Agrible, our passion for the ag industry is deeply rooted in helping our customers bridge together parts of this larger agricultural community through our platform. Not only is this connection important to us, it’s something we continue to do well.
Want to know more? Here are 4 reasons you should start using Agrible:
Real-time agronomy is the most efficient and profitable approach to growing sustainable crops on the farm. Our platform marries the latest sustainability metrics with predictive analytics and real-time agronomy into products and service recommendations. In addition, our early alert systems for nutrient and disease management helps in this larger commitment to ensure the global sustainability of agriculture. These real-time insights empower you to make real-time sustainable decisions.
Local Agronomic Knowledge and Expertise
It’s no secret that we have several growers and agronomists on staff. Why? Because, doing so enables Agrible to remain on the forefront of ag technology. Agriculture is at the heart of what we do, so it’s important that we’re providing you with cutting-edge software that simplifies your job.
Next Generation Communication
We work in an industry that requires instant access to information, and one of our top priorities is connecting our customers to the information and insights they need. With Agrible, you will enjoy seamless communication with your customers to schedule and complete full agronomic services. Looking to drive action sales digitally? Our two-way customer interaction and messaging system can help with that.
Return on Investment
Cultivating customer relationships is the foundation of making a solid business investment. Our suite of services is here to help you build those relationships, enhance future recommendations and services, and ultimately, help you protect your customers’ investment. With Agrible, all agronomic services are scheduled, processed, and displayed for you and your customers, so you can easily review their cost of production and returns on investments for the products and services you are recommending.
Looking for the insight to decide? Visit our Ag Retailer Product Page to join our evolution of agriculture.
Cool Farm Tool Adds Depth to Agrible’s Predictive Analytics Platform to Help Growers Make the Best Decisions Possible and Improve Productivity Globally
Champaign, Ill., February 20, 2018- In a move designed to enhance its services on a global scale, Agrible has partnered with Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) to bring Agrible’s Sustainable Sourcing platform to more growers around the world.
"Agrible is laying the foundation for the next generation of agricultural systems and technologies with partners like CFA to make farmers around the world more productive, profitable, and efficient. Access to globally-scalable services and technology to help farmers make more informed decisions is our passion and commitment,” said Jeff Peters, Agrible’s VP of Sustainability.
The challenge agriculture has ahead is increasing production while optimizing natural resource use. The goal of CFA’s Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is to enable millions of growers across the globe to make on-farm decisions using management options that reduce their environmental impact and improve their sustainability.
"We are excited to announce Agrible's membership in CFA. Our members see integration of the CFT with farm management software as a key enabler for scaling sustainability measurement and management in their supply chains, and we're delighted to start this process with Agrible,” said Simon Miller, General Manager at Cool Farm Alliance.
"This collaboration will enable reporting of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and is a big step forward in mobilizing data from farm to retail. Agrible and CFA are important partners in TSC’s commitment to solve for farm data connectivity and interoperability along supply chains. This addition to the Agrible platform will enable growers to have easy and flexible sustainability reporting of farm metrics to their customers and ultimately to TSC’s retail KPI’s, a win-win,” said Christy Slay, Ph.D., Director, Research at The Sustainability Consortium.
Agrible’s platform brings real-time agronomy to the farm by forecasting agronomics, yields, and nutrient requirements in real-time. Growers can finally get in front of production by making profitable and sustainable decisions at the same time. This better understanding of agronomy promotes the most efficient and profitable ways to grow crops on the farm.
“We call the linking of our real-time agronomics with sustainability systems like the CFT, real-time sustainability- a first in agriculture. Agrible’s platform is the only platform to be able to offer this new science to growers. We are also excited to offer this to more growers for more crops across the world,” said Agrible’s Chief Science Officer, Paul S. Miller, Ph.D.
Adding the Cool Farm Alliance sustainability metrics to Agrible’s predictive analytics and service recommendations including early alert systems for nutrient and disease management helps in the larger commitment to ensure the sustainability of agriculture, globally. Agrible has sustainably sourced 50 million bushels of grain with their platform and is fast approaching 1 million acres, and currently has over 13,000 users across 6 different countries who will benefit from this global partnership.
Agrible’s mission is to analyze and provide agronomic information using science and technology to transform results into globally useful knowledge. We give all agricultural communities the insights, services, and connections to make their decisions easy and sustainable and their operations seamless. Connecting parts of this larger agricultural community to each other through our platform is important to us and is something we do. Join us in our evolution of agriculture.™ Learn more at http://www.agrible.com/.
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Jeff Peters VP of Sustainability
For every visitor of our booth that offered feedback, we gave a donation to Rantoul High School FFA in their honor.
Champaign, Ill., January 24, 2018- Bringing sustainability to scale and shaping the future of farming requires collaboration across the supply chain, starting with growers and their trusted partners. Growers rely heavily on their local retailer advisors for recommendations and services that will drive productivity, profitability, and eco-efficiencies on the farm. Agrible’s retailer services makes the collaboration easy and efficient by connecting the agricultural community through next-generation technology and real-time agronomy to help solve some of agriculture’s biggest sustainability challenges.
“Addressing connectivity and interoperability challenges to improve access to agronomic data and real-time services for the broader ag industry is at the heart of Agrible’s business,” says Jeff Peters, Vice President of Sustainability at Agrible. “Retailers play a central role in supporting and advising key operational decisions for growers and the supply chain in their sustainability efforts. Combining real-time digital capabilities of Agrible’s retailer services coupled with ag retailers’ local relationships creates a powerful duo to tackle the current and future challenges of agriculture.”
By using the tools and services available on Agrible’s platform where a grower knows their yields and nutrient requirements from planting to harvest, a new way of completing sustainability assessments and understanding a grower’s agronomy is possible—this is real-time agronomy and sustainability. Real-time agronomy is the most efficient and profitable approach to growing crops on the farm. This technology provides a new view, never available before, to growers and their trusted partners.
“Management of the farm based on predictive analytics and the best available science leads to profitable, efficient, and timely use of agricultural products. Use what you need when you need it, leading to a great ROI - that’s Real-time Sustainability and Agronomy,” says Agrible’s Chief Science Officer, Paul Miller. “Agrible’s platform does all of that for the grower and their partners, provides knowledge, and gives growers and their partners the insight to decide the most economical and efficient ways to manage their businesses.”
Integrating the latest sustainability metrics and predictive analytics into products and service recommendations and early alert systems for nutrient and disease management helps in this larger commitment to ensure the global sustainability of agriculture. The Field to Market Fieldprint® Platform metrics are currently integrated into Agrible’s platform to help the food and agricultural supply chain benchmark sustainability performance, catalyze continuous improvement, and enable supply chain sustainability claims. Agrible has sustainably sourced 50 million bushels of grain with their platform, and is fast approaching 1 million acres. To further support sustainability on a global scale, Agrible is now a member of Cool Farm Alliance, and is completing sustainability campaigns globally. Agrible continues to provide insights for real-time sustainable decision-making to help build the future of agriculture.
Agrible’s mission is to analyze and provide agronomic information using science and technology to transform results into globally useful knowledge. We give all agricultural communities the insights, services, and connections to make their decisions easy and sustainable and their operations seamless. Connecting parts of this larger agricultural community to each other through our platform is important to us and is something we do. Join us in our evolution of agriculture.™ Learn more at www.agrible.com.
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Jeff Peters VP of Sustainability
“I really want to make the land better than what it was for the future—for future generations who will also impact this soil and these crops, but also for future consumers.”
Champaign, Ill., January 19, 2018– Agrible, Inc. today announced that Chris Harbourt has decided to step down as its Chief Executive Officer. Chris is one of 8 co-founders of Agrible and has been with the company since its formation. Chris played a key role in growing Agrible to its enviable market position today as a leading provider of agricultural predictive analytics with a suite of tools serving growers, retailers, processors and food companies. Agrible’s Morning Farm Report currently has over 12 thousand users and over 8 million acres enrolled on it for tracking and predicting productivity, sustainability, nutrient availability, pest potential, and other field-specific features.
Dennis E. Beard, a current Board member, will serve as Interim CEO of Agrible. Mr. Beard has more than three decades of business experience and has held C-level positions in various technology and service companies in the past. He is currently a Managing Partner with Serra Ventures, which led the initial seed round of funding for Agrible. Additionally, the Board has promoted David Stanko, formerly CFO at Agrible, as its new President and Chief Operating Officer.
“From a business growth perspective, these are very exciting times for Agrible,” said Dennis. “The Board is deeply grateful to Chris Harbourt for his dedication and service to Agrible."
Chris said, “I have decided to move on to pursue other passions in agriculture, investing, teaching, and business. I will continue to support Agrible and look forward to Agrible’s next phase of growth."
Learn more about what Agrible can do for you at www.agrible.com. In case of questions, please contact:
2021 South First Street, Suite 201
Champaign, IL 61820
Champaign, Ill., January 09, 2018- It’s a new year, which means new market challenges. Full service retailers are searching for ways to differentiate themselves and demonstrate value in the marketplace, while also trying to connect with an evolving customer base that wants easy access to information and professional services at the touch of a button. That’s where Agrible® comes in.
Agrible was a natural fit. He’s been following the evolution of Agrible over the last couple of years, and is excited for the opportunity to join the team and help revolutionize the way that critical weather information is delivered to the world of agriculture.
The last growing season continues to show that the latest crop genetics and farming practices are producing larger crops even under what used to be considered moderately stressful conditions, showing US farmers excellent management skills and adoption of new technology.
Agrible employees, Paul Miller and Tim Kuehlhorn, will join other panelists at the iHotel in Champaign, Illinois to talk about Big Data and agricultural technology at this year’s Big Data Summit. Both panelists will touch on how Agrible’s Morning Farm Report software works, which helps farmers with their every day sustainability practices in order to ensure their crops are responsibly grown.