AgJunction CEO Rick Heiniger shares milestone with agricultural industry
leaders at InfoAg 2013
SPRINGFIELD, IL, July 18, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX: AJX)-- AgJunction, a leading provider of innovative hardware and software
solutions for precision agriculture, has disclosed that its Cloud
Services Division now supports in excess of 30 million unique
production acres with its suite of precision farming software
AgJunction President & CEO Rick Heiniger spoke at the 2013 Info Ag
Conference Vendor Showcase in Springfield IL, where he provided an
update on the Company's Cloud Services Division and shared the
milestone news with leaders in the precision agriculture industry.
"We could not be more pleased with the progress of our Cloud Services
Division since our acquisition of AgJunction in early 2012," said Mr.
Heiniger. "Our company has been through a significant amount of change
over the last year and the leadership provided by our State College,
PA-based Cloud Services team has been extraordinary, delivering system
enhancements and exceeding customer expectations."
Since announcing the acquisition of AgJunction by Hemisphere GPS in
January 2012, the rebranded AgJunction Cloud Services division has
benefited from accelerated adoption. Since January 2012, unique bounded
production acres in the cloud-based system have increased at a 72%
compound annual growth rate, reaching 31.5 million in North America as
of July 1, 2013.
Mr. Heiniger reported a similar growth rate for the total number of
retail locations utilizing the system, now approaching 1,800. "The
market is recognizing value in an integrated data management solution,"
added Mr. Heiniger. "AgJunction is unique, having established ourselves
as a neutral and enabling partner with our customers; that is the
foundation of our precision agriculture strategy."
Also during the showcase, Dave Nerpel, Precision Account Manager with
AgJunction introduced several new system features including a new iPad®
field mapping and soil sampling application, a multi-variable field
data analytical tool, and satellite imagery integration developed in
partnership with SatShot®.
About AgJunction Cloud Services
AgJunction Cloud Services supports growers through their agricultural
service providers with connected management tools. System users can
easily share data from many types of precision agriculture controllers
on the market enabling service providers such as fertilizer dealers and
agronomists to work directly with growers through the AgJunction
platform for seamless data management.
The system streamlines retailer and farm operations with equipment
tracking, work order management, data layer management, and
AgJunction, Inc. provides innovative hardware and software applications
for precision agriculture worldwide. The Company holds numerous patents
and markets its products and services under leading brand names
including Outback Guidance®, Satloc®, and AgJunction® Cloud Services.
AgJunction supports advanced farming practices and enables seamless
data connectivity among growers and their agricultural service
providers. The Company is headquartered in Hiawatha, Kansas, with
facilities in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Manitoba and Queensland,
Australia. AgJunction is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
under the symbol "AJX" and is one of the TSX Cleantech designated
companies. For more information, please go to www.agjunction.com.
iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
Satshot® is a registered trademark of Agri Image GIS, Inc.
SOURCE: Agjunction Inc.
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