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  • Apr 23, 2014
    blog

    Dinner with Mike at Michelin 3

    Mike Pantaleo, Sales & Development Manager for Michelin North America, talks candidly about the first bias-ply tire Michelin has made in years, the world’s largest farm tire (over 7 ft. tall), and the truth about tire carcasses....More
  • Apr 21, 2014
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    Gladys Kravitz rides shotgun with me now 3

    Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan has had diabetes since the age of three. He's since developed some funny ideas he thinks medical device manufacturers should implement into insulin pumps....More
  • Apr 14, 2014
    video

    Take a look at Google Glass 2

    Offer this week to buy hottest wearable tech may not be for you, yet. But this video shows how the system works....More
  • Apr 10, 2014
    blog

    Robotic lettuce weeder headed to Midwest crops 1

    Silicon Valley startup company Blue River Technology, Mountain View, CA, got a lot of press in 2013 when it unveiled a prototype robot that would go through fields of lettuce and ferret out the weakling heads, a process called “thinning.” Well, now it is in the news again. The company recently received $10 million in funding, led by Data Collective Venture Capital, to bring these robots here to the Midwest to weed row crops like corn and soybeans....More
  • Mar 28, 2014
    blog

    My own mini-foreign-trade-mission to the Far East

    On a recent trip to Florida, Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan explores an Asian food market where he finds quite a few unfamiliar items on the shelves....More
  • Google Glass
    Mar 20, 2014
    blog

    Wearing your next computer?

    Google launches Android Wear, Samsung has its own take on the smartphone watch and Apple is apparently tinkering with a few things as well....More
  • Mar 13, 2014
    blog

    Data Conversations

    Data privacy concerns aside, the power of the information you gather will be more valuable if it is aggregated with others....More
  • Feb 19, 2014
    blog

    50 most innovative farm products 2

    Each year, timed in sync with the National Farm Machinery Show and our own FinOvation Awards banquet, the American Society (ASABE) holds its annual awards ceremony that recognizes 50 of the most innovative products designed in the last year. The difference between these two award contests is that our FinOvation awards are selected by you, the reader, whereas ASABE’s winners are chosen by a panel of professional engineers....More
  • Feb 17, 2014
    blog

    Changing buying approaches? 1

    During conversations at the National Farm Machinery Show last week we picked up on what may be an interesting trend....More
  • Feb 10, 2014
    blog

    An oasis of flavor 1

    Iowa farmer Jeff Ryan takes a trip South to Disney World's Epcot and has a Moroccan culinary adventure....More
  • Jan 20, 2014
    blog

    Talking tech all the time 1

    It's winter meeting season time and my chance to talk with farmers....More
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