Agworld connects growers with their stakeholders

Preston, ID

Optimizing the digital experience

The way we interact with each other and the way consumers prefer to do business is showing an increasing tendency to move into the digital sphere. The ag retail sector is not isolated from this trend, with a number of online-only input providers appearing in the competitor landscape, and traditional input suppliers therefore need to take the appropriate steps in order to ensure their sustainability and profitability in the long term.

Improving growers’ margins
Silvera Consulting
Visalia, CA

Improving growers’ margins

John Silvera works as crop consultant for a number of different growers. Next to providing crop consultancy services, John also helps these growers with their budgets and inputs purchasing program. In order to streamline the three different parts of his service portfolio, John needed a solution that can combine agronomy, budgeting and input purchasing overviews.

Creating a full-service offering
Schmidt Custom Spraying
Buhl, ID

Creating a full-service offering

Lonnie Schmidt aims to create a full-service offering for his spray application clients, from communicating with the grower’s agronomists directly to picking up the chemicals from the warehouse for them and accurately invoicing; high service levels are key throughout the process. Lonnie was using a legacy farm record keeping software to keep track of all his applications but it did not fill all his requirements and did not allow him to offer a seamless service to his growers.

Exploring Orchard Digitization
Orchard Automation and Digitization

Digitizing and Automating Fruit Orchards to improve results

Margins in fruit orchards have been decreasing steadily over the past decades due to a variety of factors. Fruit orchards are traditionally labor intensive and the reliance on labor has not started to significantly decrease yet, while both labor costs and labor shortages are rising. Orchardists and their advisors are constantly looking for new and novel technologies that enable trees to produce the maximum amount of fruit they can carry while trying to reduce their reliance on labor at the same time. Another challenge for orchardists is the ever-increasing regulatory burden and quality control measures needed, forcing them to keep meticulous records and being able to produce reports and overviews at any time within the season.

Saving time on record keeping
Morrison Farms
Mount Vernon, WA

Saving time on record keeping

John Morrison had been looking at adopting farm management software for a number of years but didn’t find any of the programs he tried to be user friendly. They all cost him more time instead of saving time and effort, so Morrison Farms continued to use paper forms.

Simplifying organic certification audits
Skagit Farmers Supply
Mount Vernon, WA

Simplifying organic certification audits

An increasing number of Skagit Farmers Supply’s clients is converting part of their acreage to be certified for the production of organic crops. These growers get audited each year and need to be able to prove exactly what has been applied to a field throughout the growing season.

Improving application equipment efficiency with Agworld
Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company
Arcadia, IA

Improving application equipment efficiency

Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company (FAC) realized they needed a data platform to more efficiently schedule the jobs of their applicators in order to increase the asset utilization rate and decrease the dead miles and waiting time.

Building your own solution
Sundquist Fruit
Yakima, WA

Building your own solution

Andrew Sundquist knew they needed to change the way field records are created at Sundquist Fruit when he joined the family business, as this was still a very manual and paper-based process.

Understanding the Cost of Production
McNab Orchards
Ardmona, VIC

Understanding the Cost of Production

Orchard margins in Australia have been slowly decreasing over the past 40 years, leading to orchards becoming increasingly more volume driven. With no digitised record keeping system in place, the McNab family did not have a clear understanding of their cost of production and margin by variety.

Using visibility to create cohesion
Pretty Prairie
Howe, IN

Using visibility to create cohesion

The team at Pretty Prairie Farms were utilizing a legacy farm management system, but it did not provide any visibility to the team involved in creating the data. Because of this, individual team members in the field were struggling to see value in the data they entered when completing the job, resulting in sub-optimal data quality. The lack of visibility also prevented team members from utilizing the data they created to help answer questions while working in the field.

Capturing chemical usage data
Echuca, VIC

Capturing chemical usage data

Kagome produces a range of food crops that either get sold directly to consumers via the food retail channel, or that get processed in the Kagome factory in Echuca. Because of this, Kagome needs to accurately capture all input data in order to mitigate potential risks to the food supply chain. Up until 2016, Kagome relied on a paper-based system for record keeping.

Digitising crop management information
Perks Family
Grass Patch, WA

Digitising crop management information

The Perks family used to only have the input recommendations from their agronomist written down on paper and would have to take this along to the job. The information on paper lacked supporting data such as chemical labels or SDSs and would easily get lost or misinterpreted, potentially resulting in costly errors.

Improving farm results through planning
AT Hood and Co
Kojaneerup, WA

Improving results through planning

Ashton Hood used to receive his pre-season cropping plan from agronomist James Bee, Elders Albany, as PDF or paper copy, just like his observations and recommendations during the season. This system however had a number of limitations for Ashton as he wasn’t able to utilize the data to run a variety planning scenarios or use the recommendations as foundations for his farm records.

Audit-ready field records
Amerillup Pastoral Co
Perillup, WA

Audit-ready field records

Kieran Allison previously used manual spray sheets to keep a record of every application on his fields throughout the season. With more than 13 passes performed each season, this was a difficult and labour intensive task with a very messy ‘mountain of paper’ as result at the end of the year. Kieran also got audited for the Canola ISCC program while still using manual spray sheets, which resulted in a lot of extra work for both the auditors and Kieran.

Reducing the burdens of admin
Robertson Family
Kulin, WA

Reducing the burdens of admin

Running a large mixed farming operation with two full-time staff, Jay Robertson has always been focused on simplifying and automating as many tasks as possible. With one of his staff taking care of the majority of the spray applications, Jay needed a better way to keep spray records than just writing them in a book in order to be sure that accurate records are kept and that they’re easily traceable when needed.

Collaborative farm record keeping
Frankland Rural
Frankland River, WA

Helping growers create farm records

Frankland Rural Agronomist Tim Trezise used to utilise a legacy software solution to create cropping plans for his agronomy clients, but wanted to be able to do more with his software. Tim needed a platform that is accessible in the field and that also allows growers to create farm records on their end at the same time.

Streamlining Agronomy across Geographies
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Gnowangerup, WA

Streamlining agronomy across multiple branches

Nutrien agronomist Cassidy Chambers is based in Gnowangerup, WA but provides agronomic services to Nutrien clients of the Lake Grace and Tambellup branches as well. Some growers also get serviced by a number of different Nutrien agronomists, depending on availability and other factors.

Creating alignment in a farming team
Stirling Ranges Beef
Borden, WA

Creating team alignment

With the Stirling Ranges Beef team comprising 10 people, who all need to communicate with each other, as well as with agronomists and other farming partners, there is an obvious need for a data platform to keep everyone on the same page and create awareness across the farm.

Information at your fingertips
Kainton Farms
Scaddan, WA

Information at your fingertips

When Tom Curnow moved back to the family farm in 2016 and immediately started managing all farming related activities, he needed instant access to as much historical field data as possible in order to make the best possible crop management decisions.

In-field Data Accessibility
Deadfinish Farm and Tincurrin Rural Services
Dudinin, WA

In-field Data Accessibility

Clinton Mullan previously utilised a legacy technology provider to create plans for his agronomy clients, but this system was not cloud-based and was not available in-field; making in-season decision making challenging.

Providing growers with critical information
Agronomy Focus
Esperance, WA

Providing growers with critical information

Agronomy Focus director and Senior Agronomist Quenten Knight provides agronomic consultancy services to over 40 growers who grow a combined 200,000+ hectares of crops each year. For each of these growers it is critical to have as much accurate data available on-time, in order to make the best crop-management decisions throughout the season.

Creating sustainability through visibility
JD Farms
Ellendale, ND

Creating sustainability through visibility

JD Farms has had a number of very wet seasons in a row, causing severe flooding in the short term, and the soil to become more alkaline in the medium to long term. The Strand & Durheim families now have to try new crops and novel crop management methods in order to find the most profitable way to farm the soil in its new condition. They knew that they needed a sophisticated platform to create plans and budgets and record their results, in order to find the best way to utilize these fields moving forward.

Real-time financials lead to an improved ROI
Kalcevic Farms
Bennett, CO

Real-time financials lead to an improved ROI

Kalcevic Farms used to capture all input records on paper and then enter these into a spreadsheet at a later stage, which didn’t provide any options for tracking sprayer analytics or improved decision making during the season. Kalcevic Farms also received yield maps from its harvest machinery every year, but were unable to utilize them in an integrated analysis process.

Creating a farm recordkeeping system
Anna Binna Farms
Maitland, SA

Creating a farm record keeping system

Up until 2013, Anna Binna Farms relied solely on a pen and paper system for their farm records. This system did not fit well with the abilities of all team members and didn’t offer owner Ben Wundersitz a good way to track important information such as withholding periods, amount of fertilizer or chemicals that need to be purchased or any other spray-related information.

Using data to provide superior service
Agvantage Consulting
Visalia, CA

Using a data-driven platform to provide superior service

When Nathan Stewart decided to start his own agronomic consultancy organization, he soon realized that he needed sophisticated digital tools to help set himself apart from the competition. Nathan looked for a tool that would help him with his daily work as an agronomist as well as allow him to scale his business and offer additional services to his clients.

Improving planning and decision making
Clark Forest View
Jamestown, SA

Improving planning and decision making

Scott and Luke Clark were using a legacy system to record their in-field operations, but were looking for a system that would make their record keeping easier and less time-consuming. They also wanted to have a ‘real time’ dataset that showed costs, gross-margins and other key metrics in order to improve planning and decision making.

Fine-tuning financial performance to improve results.
The Jericho Family
Kimba, SA

Fine-tuning financial performance

The Jericho family used to rely on written records with multiple books in their tractors and spray rigs, and because of this system were unable to see gross margins per field or property. They also had no way of easily finding historical records of field operations or other important field-related information.

Measuring Farm Performance
Karinya Ag
Buckleboo, SA

Measuring farm performance

When Tristan Baldock came home to join his family on the farm, he knew they needed a tool to capture data in a one-touch electronic format that everyone could access, so they all know exactly what happens in the field. Tristan also realised that the family needed more reports from their farm data in order to be able to make more transparent management decisions. At the same time, Tristan’s father, Graeme, had been using a legacy system but was already exploring the use of Agworld together with their agronomist.

Improving Data Accessibility
Maitland Foods
Hart, SA

Improving data accessibility

The Maitland family used legacy farm management software but this wasn’t used effectively within the business as it was not user friendly. At the same time, the food production and export focus of the business required accurate records be kept so that critical information can easily be shared with relevant authorities, exporters and final consumers.

Data instrumental for first-generation farmers
Booth Agriculture
Geurie, NSW

Thriving with data as a first-generation farmer

Brendan and Claire Booth started farming as first-generation farmers in 2012. They soon realised that as they didn’t have generations of experience and knowledge to fall back on, they needed to work as smart and hard as possible. In order to achieve this, they knew they had to collect and use all important farm data to their advantage.

Digitising Farm Management
The Murdoch family
Warooka, SA

Digitising farm management

Stuart Murdoch used to manage his farming operation purely based on pen and paper records, but realised in 2010 that there are benefits to digitising his farm management operations.

Wanted: Independent Data Platform.
JF Phillips Farms
Holly Bluff, MS

Wanted: independent data platform

Jack Phillips, owner and manager of J F Phillips Farms, realized he needed a farm record keeping platform that allows him to keep track of everything that happens on his farm. What Jack didn’t want however, was to offer seed, chemical and fertilizer companies or equipment suppliers any kind of transparency into his data, so they could use this data to his disadvantage.

Creating visibility in a complex operation
Woolf Farming
Huron, CA

Creating visibility in a complex operation

Woolf Farming’s permanent crop manager, Kevin Visser, wanted to find a way to work closer with his agronomist and, at the same time, recognized that he needed a digital tool that could help him create better plans and reports than what he was used to.

Simplifying Fertility Management for Agronomists.
Colusa County Farm Supply
Williams, CA

Simplifying fertility management

When one of Colusa County Farm Supply’s (CCFS) growers showed agronomist Jim Pingrey what Agworld looks like and how it can help farmers as well as agronomists, Jim and his colleagues became interested in how it could improve the growers forecast with chemical and fertility management.

Centralizing Data Improves Profitability.
Emerald Farms
Maxwell, CA

Centralized data improves profitability

Emerald Farms partner and general manager Leon Etchepare was struggling to keep track of all the information and tasks that were being performed on his farm in Maxwell, CA. As he was trying to achieve more vertical integration of his farming operation, he knew that he needed a centralized platform that would deliver him the information he needed, when he needed it.

Improving farm profitability with Agworld.
Roberts Legacy
Beaver, UT

Aggregating data and improving results

The Roberts’ family farming operation captured data, but mainly in excel spreadsheets together with a total of 55 separate apps. When Ben Roberts joined the family farm, he was determined to make the process of capturing and utilizing data easier and derive more value from the farm data in the end.

Digitising agronomy practices key in improving efficiency.
Yenda Producers Co-operative
Yenda, NSW

Digitising agronomy practices

Yenda Producers Co-operative used to record their agronomic data by writing it down first and then later entering it in a computer. This way of handling data caused a lot of extra work due to double handling and did not offer an easy way to go back into historic data and find information when they needed it. Also, as a wide variety of both summer and winter crops get grown by Yenda Prods’ growers in overlapping seasons, there is no ‘slow time’ and thus the agronomists had a need to plan accurately and rapidly.

Mitigating input application risks
VanDyke Farms
Yamhill, OR

Mitigating input application risks

When Ben VanDyke started to grow food crops next to his existing grass seed operation, he found that he needed a better way to track his input applications for certification purposes. VanDyke Farms is also surrounded in the immediate area by sensitive crops, which necessitates a high degree of caution when spraying and accurate input application tracking to prevent spray drift from occurring.

Farming results improve through collaboration
Rural Management Strategies
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Sharing data to improve results

Rural Management Strategies (RMS), used a legacy system but were looking to improve efficiencies and change to a system where they could share data more rapidly and where their clients could see and update the plan to actuals in real-time, so that the RMS advisor could follow exactly what was happening in the field.

Improving Billing Processes
David Boersma Farms
Manteca, CA

Creating an easier and more accurate billing process

David Boersma used to spend a lot of time at the end of every month sorting out the jobs that needed to be billed out to his clients for that month. He had to look through eight hand-written books to find out which jobs everyone had performed and worried that jobs would still get missed.

Optimizing Hemp Production with Digital Tools

Optimizing hemp production with digital tools

Hemp is a relatively new crop for most growers and not much research on varieties, production and inputs has been published. Hemp is a bio-accumulator, meaning that the plant naturally draws toxins from the soil, and it easily absorbs drifting pesticides. Hemp also utilizes high levels of nutrients and therefore requires skilful nutrition management.

Maximizing profitability through accurate data
Lance Funk Farms
American Falls, ID

Maximizing profitability

Up until 2016, Lance Funk Farms was using multiple legacy software systems for precision functionality, but none of these systems offered any record keeping ability. In order to organize the farming operation with up to 250 employees in peak season, management had to rely on spreadsheets.

Creating Accurate Records
Cavaso Farming
Darlington Point, NSW

Creating accurate records

The Toscan family grows a variety of crops and needed a simple way to create records of the spraying operations that take place in each individual crop and field. Prunes form part of their operation and they therefore need to be able to supply accurate records of exactly what inputs have been applied at any given time during the season for food certification purposes.

Managing Nutrient Compliance
Treskilion Management
Yakima Valley, WA

Managing nutrient compliance

When Javier Lopez decided to change from retail agronomy and start his own agronomic consulting business, he wanted to embrace and utilize new technologies that would benefit both him and his clients. Over half of Treskilion Management’s new clients were dairy farms, which need to particularly focus on complying with nutritional regulations.

Managing Data in Grass Seed Production

Managing data in grass seed production

Barenbrug, one of Australia’s largest seed companies, used to do a lot of double handling of information and struggled to keep track of all activities performed on each trial. Barenbrug’s agronomists also were not able to access all historical information when they needed it and instead had to go back to their office and work through paper records in order to find the information required.

Independence key to long-term data-driven strategy
Hough Farms
David City, NE

Independence key to building a long-term data-driven strategy

Hough Farms was using legacy farm management software but when that company was sold to a large input supplier, they wanted to make sure their farm data was stored with an independent party instead. Hough Farms were also looking for a solution with better reporting capabilities to make data-driven decisions to help manage the business.

Improving results through accurate data
Pontara Grain
Yerong Creek, NSW

Improving results through accurate data

Warwick and Di Holding were searching for a system they could use to keep accurate records for their farming operation without creating a large additional burden of work. They also wanted to be able to see accurate financial cropping results for their operation, Pontara Grain, in order to guide them in making more profitable decisions in the future.

Orchard management on the Agworld Platform.
Allan Brothers
Yakima Valley, WA

Managing a large fruit orchard operation in the Pacific Northwest

Allan Brothers manage a large number of orchards as part of their fruit growing, packing and shipping operation. With their Yakima Valley Orchards comprising over 700 individual blocks of apples, cherries and grapes, they realized a sophisticated digital solution was needed to track their inputs and operations.

Connecting farm data with John Deere
Erin Vale Farming
Galore, NSW

Integrating key on-farm technology

Matt and Dan Lane run their 7,500-hectare farming operation, Erin Vale Farming, together with a number of staff and with advice from an agronomist. Because of the sheer scale of the operation, communication between all the different stakeholders was becoming increasingly difficult and at the same time becoming more important.

Ensuring food safety with Agworld
Froerer Farms | Owyhee Produce
Nyssa, OR

Ensuring food quality & safety in the Treasure Valley

Froerer Farms grows a range of produce that gets sold to consumers either directly or via retail partners. In order to guarantee the quality and safety of these food products, the Froerer family realized that they had to be able to accurately document the growing process and all the inputs they use on their farm.

Service improves when information moves freely
KCoe Isom | Agknowledge
Oxford, MS

More Profitable decisions through communication.

KCoe Isom’s AgKnowledge team aims to improve their service offerings to their grower clients by moving towards a more dynamic way of communication. By improving their way of communicating they want to be able to easily create improved metrics on a more detailed level for their growers to empower them to make more profitable decisions.

Keeping spray records in Farm Management Software
Lynchris Farm
Leeston, NZ

Simplifying spray records

The Crozier family produces carrots, potatoes and onions for New Zealand based wholesalers and retailers as well as export. In order to remain NZGAP certified, they have to keep very accurate spray records. They used to do everything on paper but realised that they had to start digitising this process in order to simplify their information flow.

Using the Agworld Platform to improve decision-making processes.
Pye Group
Temuka, NZ

Improving a business with cold, hard facts.

The Pye Group is a large and diversified family agricultural operation that previously had no accurate visibility into the profitability and viability of individual fields. The business managers did not know whether or not certain crops or fields were profitable and neither did they know the exact cost involved in a specific application or operation.

Management accounting made easy and accessible
Wairakaia Partnership
Gisborne, NZ

Management accounting made easy and accessible

Wairakaia Partnership used to run on spreadsheets but cropping manager and co-owner Bruce Graham got tired of having to retrospectively enter all his data back in the office at night, instead of being able to do so in the field. Bruce also was not able to access his farm data when he needed it most: in the field.

Managing Ag Data can be challenging
Payne Brothers
Knights Landing, CA

Managing an increasing amount of ag data

Payne Brothers Ranches saw an increasing amount of ag data coming towards them with no way to capture and handle it. The data comes from different sources such as independent PCA’s, soil reports and tissues analysis, among others. Bob and Bill Payne wanted to be able to have all their data in one spot so they could capitalize on it.

Case Study Elders: Supporting growers with Technology
Adelaide, SA

Supporting growers with technology

The Elders agronomy team aims to provide a high-quality service to their clients that helps these growers be as profitable as possible. Elders were looking for a digital platform that enables their agronomists to provide a consistent service where agronomists can collaborate with their growers. Elders also wanted to make sure that any software they implemented would be useful for their clients to adopt as well.

CQ Ag utilizes Agworld to drive Agtech Adoption in Central Queensland
CQ Ag Services
Emerald, QLD

Driving agtech adoption in central Queensland

CQ Ag Services were looking for a platform they could use to improve both internal and external communication. They wanted to be able to store their observations and recommendations in such a way that all agronomists and their clients have access.

Alturas Ranches utilizes Agworld to visualize critical data
Alturas Ranches
Alturas, CA

Visualizing data to improve results

Alturas Ranches used to use field averages for their seasonal reports. Increasingly however, they realized the limited scope of the dataset available to them meant they were not able to use the data to influence their decision-making processes.

Understanding production costs to remain competitive
Lilliput Ag
Rutherglen, VIC

Understanding production costs to remain competitive

Lilliput Ag grows a variety of crops and produces seed for sister-business Baker Seed Co. Lilliput Ag looked to adopt a newer recording platform linked to the cloud to try and track production data. Co-owners Andrew & Sue Russell felt that they had to be able to connect production data to his finance software in order to remain competitive.

Case Study: McGregor Gourlay - generating value through data
McGregor Gourlay
Moree, NSW

Generating value by using data instead of shiny tools

McGregor Gourlay as an organisation used a legacy digital ag solution for their recommendations but was unable to turn this into an integrated approach across the company. They were at the same time looking for a way to provide more ability to forecast to their merchandise managers through increase visibility.

Case Study Jansz Parish Vineyard: A complete cost overview
Jansz Parish Vineyard
Penna, TAS

A complete cost overview, from vine to wine

The Jansz Parish vineyard produces a variety of wine and needed a better solution to gain insight into the detailed cost per hectare. It also wanted to produce accurate production budgets for future seasons without adding extra layers of administration and complexity.

Managing Ag Data can be challenging
Coleman Ag
Willamette Valley, OR

Innovation is key for Oregon’s largest hop growing operation

In 2014, Drew Bell with Coleman Ag recognized the need to start collecting farm records electronically and in the field, by the people performing the actual applications, instead of behind a desktop in an office. The main drivers for this need were state regulations that enforce pesticide application tracking and to provide workers with accurate information about re-entry intervals after these applications.

Case study Loza Farms: a hop growing family in Washington.
Loza Farms
Wapato, WA

Streamlining a thriving family operation

Junior Loza was using Excel to keep track of his field applications and costs but was not able to easily run reports or identify his agronomic costs per field, variety or acre. Junior also did not have a tool to help him manage his workforce, up to 40 people in peak season, and ensure that everyone was involved in recording all of the job details.

Case Study: AGnVET Henty & Tronder Pastoral Co.
AGnVET Henty & Tronder Pastoral Co.
Henty, NSW

How financial visibility creates a clear pathway to the future

Nathan Soulsby needed to provide integrated agronomy service to BettaCrop clients, which includes their planning, budgeting, scouting and record keeping. Rolf Malmo was new to cropping and needed visibility into his financial performance that he could also take to his bank and other service providers.

Farm Management Case Study: Reamer Farms | Agworld
Reamer Farms
Clarksburg, CA

Transferring the family farm to the next generation

James Reamer had already managed succession planning from a land and asset point of view, but knew there is a lot more to pass on than just the asset. Jamie, his daughter, wanted to help facilitate the knowledge and experience transfer as quickly and effectively as possible and knew a digital platform was the best opportunity to do so. Jamie also knew that she needed to be in the field to really learn the farm’s subtleties and be of the greatest value to the business.

An almond focused business
Vann Brothers
Williams, CA

Improving workflow through collaboration

Vann Brothers has seen rapid growth of their almond orchard as part of their vertically integrated operation. A growing team, new legislation and an increased demand for transparency from the end-consumers of their product meant that old record keeping methods were no longer viable.

Agworld helps Ceres Solutions streamline Data flow
Ceres Solutions
Boswell, IN

Streamlining data flow

Ceres Solutions was using a lot of different platforms to communicate critical data with their growers, which created confusion in the workflow.

Increasing crop profitability through digitalization
Simon McCormack & Darryn Schilling
Wallaroo, SA

Increasing crop profitability

Back in 2010, the McCormack family was looking to digitise their business records, save time and improve the decision making process together with their crop advisor.

Grower Matt Lane is able to better manage staff with Agworld
Matt Lane & Neil Durning
Galore, NSW

Improving on-farm communications

With running a large farming operation spread over multiple properties and with up to 25 staff members involved, Matt Lane was looking to improve on-farm communication in order prevent issues and communication errors from arising.

Agronomist Grant Thompson saves time with recording key data
Grant Thompson & Brad Kupsch
Geraldton, WA

Streamlining production data capture

Landmark Agronomist Grant Thompson consults to over 20 growers each year and needed a way to record key production information so that he could easily share it with both his growers and his merchandise managers.