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FarmBits Podcast: Serving Farmers Autonomously with Sabanto

January 31, 2022
Craig Rupp, CEO of Sabanto Ag, discusses Sabanto's autonomous machinery platform and other related topics, such as the meaning of full-stack autonomy and why Farming-as-a-Service (FaaS) is a viable model for implementing autonomy.

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FarmBits to Premiere Robotics, Women in Ag Series in Spring 2022

December 16, 2021
For its spring 2022 season, FarmBits will focus podcast interviews on automation and robotics technology in crop and livestock production with a concurrent emphasis on stories of diversity and inclusion in digital agriculture.

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Hosted by graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members, FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Precision Conservation Conversation

December 10, 2021
UNL Assistant Professor Andrew Little discusses precision conservation and the work that he and his lab team are doing to further conservation practices using digital agriculture.

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Hosted by Jackson Stansell and Taylor Cross — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: NUtrack Animal Behavior Monitoring

November 18, 2021
Ty Schmidt, UNL associate professor, discusses NUtrack, which uses artificial intelligence-linked camera sensors to monitor animal behavior to help with early disease detection. 

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Hosted by Jackson Stansell and Taylor Cross — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Precision Tillage with EarthOptics

November 16, 2021
CEO Todd Martin discusses how EarthOptics is using ground precision and innovation to improve knowledge for growers and boost soil health, yield and savings. 

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Hosted by Jackson Stansell and Taylor Cross — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Bushel Powered Commodity Marketing

November 5, 2021
FarmBits kicks off a new fall series on Digital Tools for Optimal Economics with guest interview by Dane Braun, VP of product at Bushel, who discusses the company's software technology solutions for growers and grain buyers.

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On the left, a comparison of participating fields in 2020 (a) and 2021 (b). On the right, total area of participating fields in 2020 (c) and distribution of individual field sizes in 2021 (d).

Panhandle Learning Agricultural Network (PLAN) Aims to Increase Farmer Adoption of Field-based Sensors

October 7, 2021
PLAN aims to use sensors, low-cost telemetry such as Internet of Things (IoT), localized algorithms, and an interactive data display and processing interface to better serve the farming community in the Nebraska Panhandle.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Potato Protection Perspectives

August 26, 2021
Agronomists Seth Gurley and Jessie Ziems discuss the complexities of potato protection and how they are leveraging digital tools and advanced technology to combat pest pressure across the CSS Farms, Inc. operation.

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