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The Climate Corporation: Platinum Sponsor of 2017

2nd Annual agBOT Challenge Announces The Climate Corporation as Platinum Sponsor  Rockville, Ind., (March 13, 2017) – airBridge and Gerrish Farms are thrilled to announce The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, as this year’s Platinum Sponsor of the 2nd Annual agBOT Challenge, to be held June 23-25, 2017 at Gerrish Farms in Rockville, …

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Teams Lining Up for 2017

Gerrish Farms, Rockville, IN, November 23, 2016– airBridge and Gerrish Farms are proud to announce the agBOT Challenge 2017, to be held on June 23rd, 24th and 25th 2017 at Gerrish Farms in Rockville, Indiana. Teams are lining up for the agBOT Challenge 2017 which includes two competitions this year, the Seeding Competition and the …

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Seeds of change planted at agBot event

Visitors to the recent agBot Challenge held at Gerrish Farms May 6 and 7 got a rare peek into the future of agriculture and came away with a better understanding of the challenges facing growers today. The May 6 NexGen Day was a wildly successful event according to organizer Rachel Gerrish. “It went well beyond …

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Hackathon II

CALLING ALL HACKERS! Round two of the agBOT Challenge 2016 Hackathons is quickly approaching. The first Hackathon held in January was a huge success with interactions between teams, sponsors and ag leaders. The events are being held to provide support to the teams entered in the upcoming agBot Challenge 2016 slated for May 6. Eleven …

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FREE TICKETS for the next 48 hours

Click here to get your NextGen tickets! Our 500 Free tickets were gone in a flash and were in high demand!! As such, we are sorry if you missed out…so we have opened up one more offer!!  Free tickets for the next 48 hours to our agBOT Challenge 2016: NextGen Expo Day on May 6th at …

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agBOT Challenge Hackathon Kicks Off

As the kick off to a ground breaking agBot Challenge scheduled for this spring, teams from universities across the country gathered at the Parke County Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday for the first of two “Hackathons.” The two day challenge for the teams to work with ag leaders as well as technology, robotics and software …

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Starting off the New Year with a Hackathon!!

agBOT Challenge 2016 Hackathon I will be held at the Parke County Fairgrounds in Rockville, Indiana on January 8th and 9th. All teams, sponsors, and exhibitors are welcome to attend on-site or via virtual portal on the WebEx site set for the 36 hour event. All attendees must pre-register for the event using the EventBrite …

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15 Teams Commit to Participate in the 2016 agBOT Challenge

Rockville, Indiana. The 2016 agBOT Challenge is a competition to develop autonomous crop seeders with specific capabilities. Competitors will build technology used to provide real-time data and utilize a mobile tracking antenna. Teams will compete in development of hardware, software, sensors, and human-machine control interfaces to enable their robotic technology and further propel the field …

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Robot Planting Challenge

The dream of automated systems doing the big chores on the farm are closer to reality than ever, but are they ready for prime time? A new competition slated for May of 2016 will offer a look at just how far the industry has come, and perhaps how much farther it has to go. Yet …

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The Power of Broadband

What could unlimited bandwidth do for agriculture? It’s a question that Indiana farmer and entrepreneur Steve Gerrish hopes to answer. “We’re installing a very high bandwidth system on our farm to understand how broadband technology can impact a farming operation,” he explains. For the past six years, Gerrish has been working with a group of …

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