In recognition of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, here’s a chronological list of key events and legislation during JFK’s presidency that relate to agriculture.
Social media is changing the way ag retailers connect, share and shape relationships with farmers.
Here are some prognostications on computer technology that are unlikely to occur in ag retail by 2015.
Ag retailers have been slow to adopt social media as a whole. In fact, 46% do not use any social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) for business purposes, according to our 2013 Ag Retailer Social Media Survey. Retailers offered several reasons to why they haven’t climbed on board the social media bandwagon, from “it’s too time
Disaster can strike in an instant. Whether it is weather-related, man-made or due to some other cause, disasters often occur with little or no warning. That’s why creating and implementing an emergency-preparedness plan could mean the difference between saving your business and losing it all. At the heart of every successful plan is clear communication.
Tablets are hitting the computing sweet spot for ag retailers. With added portability over laptops, and larger, easier-to-read screens than smartphones, tablets give these mobile ag professionals the best of both worlds. But perhaps the most important attribute that retailers appreciate in tablets is their simplicity. According to CropLife Media Group’s 2013 Ag Retailer Tablet
So many mobile apps to choose from, so little time. The Apple App Store has more than 775,000 apps, while Google Play is predicted to become the first store to reach the 1 million apps mark by June 2013. Sorting through these massive libraries to find an app that fits your needs can be a
Our recent survey of more than 200 ag retailers on their tablet usage has unveiled several key findings (look for an article on tablet use trends soon). But perhaps what everyone wants to know is which apps are the most popular among these ag professionals. Well, you’re in luck. We asked participants to name the
While farmers have used gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) for centuries, it has received renewed attention in recent years. This resurgence is due in large part to ongoing research and practical insights from leading experts that highlight the many benefits of gypsum. The latest information on gypsum was the focus of the third annual Midwest Soil
UPDATED: May 6, 2013 When it comes to connecting with anyone in agriculture — be it friends, colleagues or influencers — social media is often the way to go. Being an active Twitter user (@croplifemag), I have found many people and organizations who are sharing their insights on agriculture via this popular networking site. Industry