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Year End Tax Tips

November 18, 2013 - Yes, it’s fall and that means it’s time to start thinking about and preparing for year end. Here are some helpful hints for the upcoming tax form season that can help you get off to a great start.

New! Updates for Fleet and Scout Apps

November 13, 2013 - New features for the Connected Farm scout and fleet app are now available for download.  These can be downloaded to your Android smartphone or tablet.  Apple updates will be available next week.


Fleet App Changes (Version 2.1):

  • Improvements to user interface
  • View the status of any vehicle from the map screen
  • Field names appear on vehicle icon pop-up if located within a boundary
  • Vehicle icons are easier to see when zoomed in or out
  • View field boundaries that were mapped with the scout app or the Trimble FmX display
  • Position history shows icons that designate where the path started and ended
  • Translations include Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
  • Bug fixes


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Scout App Changes (Version 2.2):

  • Improvements to user interface
  • Move and delete logged flags on the map
  • Share field boundaries between different scout apps using the same log in account 
  • Added a Trimble Reseller Locator button
  • Updated language translations include pick list items
  • Chinese translation now available
  • Bug fixes


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Video: Importing Data into Farm Works
November 10, 2013 - Farmer Ron Westervelt of Columbus, Kansas explains how he uses Trimble's Farm Works™ Mapping Software to help manage field records and precision farming data.  Ron owns a variety of precision farming in-cab displays and all are compatible with Farm Works.  The software allows him to print reports for FSA and crop insurance as well as maps for precision farming applications. / Other / News / testimonials / Video-Ron-Image.jpg

National FFA Convention Details
October 23, 2013 - The upcoming National FFA Convention is a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in precision agriculture. Our booth offers a hands-on approach to data management, apps, handheld computers, and a wide range of precision farming hardware. FFA advisors can select from a wide range of solutions, such as business management software, precision farming, GPS, livestock, and more. Our software solutions are bundled with lesson plans so that teaching in the classroom is simple and easy-to-do.

A change for this year is our booth listing in the show program. We will no longer be listed under the Farm Works brand; instead we’ll be listed as Trimble. This move will provide you a one-stop-shop for all your precision ag needs.

Advisors can also register to win a free EZ-Guide 500 lightbar system for their school. The winner will be selected at the end of the show and does not have to be present to win. Click here to register.

National FFA Convention
Louisville, KY
October 30–November 1, 2013
Booth #1107 (Teacher’s World)
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Montana Farmer Helping Other Farmers
October 18, 2013 - Mitch Konen of Fairfield, MT sells and services Farm Works Software, which is a program designed to help producers handle the paperwork associated with agriculture. It can track costs and markets and allow producers to build a ledger as detailed as they want. It also has the ability to map fields and flag points of interest in those fields.

Producers can record soil and yield data, crop input job operations, chemical applications, track water management and surface drainage, record livestock data, and print off dozens of customized reports.

“I can input every dime, nickel and penny and allocate it where I want – to equipment, acreage, people, an enterprise of some kind, or somewhere else,” Mitch said. “Then I can review that data and know my operational and enterprise costs right down to the exact acre and bushel.”
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Version 2013.09 Now Available

October 10, 2013 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2013.09.557 of the Office software.

Enhancements include:

  • Multiple Day Support Logging for Ag Leader - Data driver version 1.0.24 now supports *.agdata jobs that span multiple days.
  • Support for Ag Leader Display Firmware Update (Version 4.5) -  Data driver version 1.0.25 adds support for Ag Leader displays that output *.agdata files.  This updated data driver is needed to read Ag Leader files into Farm Works.
  • Support for Precision Planting YieldSense Yield Monitor - Data driver version 1.12.17 of "Precision Planting" supports reading yield data collected with a Precision Planting YieldSense yield monitor.
  • Updated Writing CNH Variety Maps – Data driver version 1.0.52 corrects how a variety map is exported.  When Export Variety Map is set to true for Case and New Holland Displays, the software will only write variety maps for the current year.  In previous versions, it would write variety maps for all years.
  • Bug Fix for Processing Data - Data driver version for ISO Task includes bug fixes for processing data into Farm Works.


Customers of the Office software who are subscribed to the Update Service Plan (USP) will automatically receive these features by selecting “Check for Updates" located under the Help menu.  Another option is to use the download link:

Connected Farm Fleet App Now Available

October 4, 2013 - Monitor your entire fleet from any location with a smartphone or tablet.  The Connected Farm™ fleet app is a powerful management tool for viewing equipment GPS locations and current status information in order to increase fleet efficiency and productivity.

Status information includes whether the vehicle is idling, moving, working or delayed.  Fleet managers also receive instant alerts when a vehicle travels into a restricted zone or if it is operating during curfew hours.  Like other Trimble® products, the app works well with many equipment brands which provides a flexible solution for fleet managers worldwide.

The free Connected Farm fleet app is compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets using an iOS or Android™ operating system.  If you already have a Connected Farm account and subscribed to the vehicle management service, simply download the app and start viewing your equipment in the palm of your hand.  In case you are not a customer yet, a demo function is available to explore the features provided before subscribing to the service.

Visit the fleet app webpage for more information or to download it.



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Yuma 2 Docking Station Now Available

October 2, 2013 - The Office Docking Station quickly recharges the batteries of the Yuma® 2 tablet when it is docked.  The two independent battery charging slots enable you to recharge an extra set of batteries, charging either at the same time or independently of the Yuma 2 tablet itself.

The dock can also facilitate the tablet’s use as an office, by connecting a keyboard, mouse and wired Ethernet network.

There are three status LED’s on the front of the Office Docking Station that indicate power is connected to the tablet and the charging status of batteries in the charging wells.  As a reminder, the Yuma 2 tablet has a battery status LED on the upper left of the unit that signals when the tablet is fully charged.

The connection options for the Office Docking Station are:

  • Three USB host ports; one on the right side and two on the back
  • One Ethernet port on the back of the Office Docking Station
  • Audio jack for headphones or external speakers

The Office Docking Station includes a large capacitive stylus that enables users to use the touch screen without having to use the stylus that is attached to the tablet. The front of the dock features two horizontal slots for convenient storage of the stylus when not in use.

Contact your local reseller or visit the Connected Farm Store to purchase.

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Yuma 2 G Series Now Available

September 12, 2013 - The Yuma® 2 G tablet computer uses SBAS and a GPS accuracy algorithm to provide dramatic Enhanced GPS performance. Under the correct conditions, Enhanced GPS allows data collection with 1-2 meter accuracy in real-time. 

Using the GPS L1 band, the Yuma 2 G tablet computer configuration offers reliable performance in reduced signal environments. Field workers who have to move from place to place to collect critical field data won’t have to waste time waiting for the system to warm up: the Yuma 2 G tablet computer tests at an average cold start of less than 33 seconds, and a warm start of less than 3 seconds.

Visit the Yuma 2 webpage for more information.

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Video: Managing Data from the iPad
August 30, 2013 - Jon Bryson of Indy Family Farms explains how Trimble's Connected Farm™ solution improves their decision making process by receiving data from the field in real time. Data zapped from the field to the office without USB flash drives not only saves them time, but also increases their efficiency. The farm also uses iPad tablets so that they can easily share their information with other operators, allowing them to react quicker to unexpected problems during field operations. / Other / News / Connected Farm / IFF-Jon-Image.jpg

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