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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 29 September 2014

EFITA newsletter / 664 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Baby Bear Circus Act on Golf Course - At Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC

Smart AgriMatics 2014
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Modelia / Afia

>>> La modélisation entre recherche et développement agricole, allers et retours... Des modèles scientifiques aux outils logiciels : ambitions, expériences, réflexions, propriété intellectuelle (29 mars 2013)

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>>> Open Data en Agriculture : état des lieux et perspectives (12 novembre 2013)
Voir :

Contact : François BRUN
Mél : francois.brun(a)

>>> Les nouveaux capteurs en Agriculture (19 avril 2014)
Voir :
Contact : JP Chanet
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a)

Most Advanced Agricultural Technologies
Farmers are also great at adopting new technology. Nowadays tools on many farms and ranches are very sophisticated. From tractors that drive themselves to cows that text, the modern farmer’s toolbox contains a host of cool toys.
Here are 12 of the most advanced agricultural technologies employed today:

Young team making ag data headway
FarmLogs announced recently it crossed a significant milestone with 15% of the nation's row crop farms using its data platform.

WIKI for Networking Session for ICT for Agriculture 
We open for Networking Session for ICT for Agriculture where you can discuss your ideas about future projects.
You can obtain access it for editing information, if you register yourself for Networking Session on ISAF registration.

PrecisionHawk expands with $10 million investment
PrecisionHawk recently announced it has closed a Series B financing round of approximately $10 million led by New York City-based investor Millennium Technology Value Partners with Bob Young, co-founder of RedHat, and The Innovate Indiana Fund.  One of the projects the funds will enable is the launch of its cloud-based DataMapper software.

Enginursday: These Are Not the Drones You're Looking For
If you’re one of the thousands of hobbyists who flies drones*, develops drones, or uses them (or wants to use them) to solve difficult problems in new and innovative ways, things are about to get much more complicated. The US government is about to enact a legal definition that will eliminate much of the potential of these small, intelligent machines; that is unless you are willing to certify, license, and operate them under many of the same regulations (possibly even more) that full-scale aircraft must follow.

WinField amps up its tech offerings
There’s no ignoring the rise in recent collaborations between major ag service and technology providers to offer simpler solutions for farmers. Winfield is no exception, as they made a major recent announcement at a dealer event in Las Vegas, Nev., this August, regarding a project with Climate Corporation, and they’re calling it Climate Pro by Winfield.

>>> Winfield
WinField has the technical know-how, proprietary tools and research-based solutions you can trust for success today, tomorrow and beyond. Look to WinField for the expertise you need to win in the field and in the marketplace.

EFITA 2015
9 June 2015 - 2 July 2015
POZNAN (Poland)

EFITA 2015: Sustainable Agriculture through ICT innovation

E-mail: weres(a)

Monsanto Woos Mommy Bloggers
Monsanto has a major image problem. Can bloggers help the company out ?
As Lessley Anderson notes on this site in her long read Why Does Everyone Hate Monsanto?, the widely reviled corporation needs to up its storytelling game if it wants to reshape its reputation.   They’re on it. Last year, Monsanto retained high-powered P.R. firm Fleishman Hillard. Their mission? To help reposition the self-described “sustainable agriculture company,” currently mired in controversy for its genetically modified seeds and penchant for suing small farmers.

In an exclusive interview with Agra Europe, José Manuel Madero, chief executive of Monsanto EMEA, discusses the politics behind the adoption of GM traits in the EU, the current crisis in Russia and Ukraine, and potential growth in markets such as China and Africa

Seeds of Doubt - The New Yorker - 19-Aug-2014 - By Michael Specter

11 tips for financial success in agriculture

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Simple truth 1

Lovers help each other undress before sex. However after sex, they always dress on their own.
Simple Truth: In life, no one helps you once you're screwed.

Simple truth 2

When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch her stomach and say, "Congrats". But, none of them touch the man's p....s and say, "Good job".
Simple Truth: Some members of a team are never appreciated.

Five other simple truths:
1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the asshole's name.
3. If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again.
4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems but then neither does milk.

Bonus Truth:
Condoms don't guarantee safe sex. A friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman's husband.

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