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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

Future of Grain




John Deere FarmSightTM
Remote Display Access

John Deere recently announced Remote Display Access for its GreenStarTM 3 2630. It’s a system that gives farmers the ability to remotely supervise their field operations and allows dealers to view the operator’s display screen –if they’re given permission to do so. The goal is to improve machine up-time. The system will allow dealers to trouble shoot issues, and guide operators with step-by-step instructions to implement a solution. This will save service techs from unnecessary trips to the field, and increase the productivity of the equipment. Displays from  multiple machines can be viewed at the same time.

Remote Display Access is a JDLink subscription service that also requires the GreenStarTM 3 2630 display, JDLink Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG) hardware with the latest updates, and an ethernet cable to connect the display to the MTG.
John Deere is trying to help farmers cope with all of the digital information available for their products and services through a new website, Users can manage equipment information, production data, and farm operations from this one website which is accessible from any desktop computer or other internet enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet. The website also allows you to share information with your dealer, crop advisor, or banker. Farmers  already using the JDLink system can access this website with the same login and password.

Who are you following?
Who are you following?
Farmers are using Twitter to stay connected with each other and stay up to date with industry news. Each month, Ontario Grain Farmer magazine will highlight two Twitter accounts we think you should consider following.

Stephen Denys is the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Pride Seeds and is the newly elected President of the Canadian Seed Trade Association. He owns and operates a family cash crop farm in Chatham, Ontario and is a delegate for Grain Farmers of Ontario’s District 2. Denys uses Twitter to share information with farmers about crop conditions and advocate for modern agriculture. 

This is the account of Jason Persall, fourth generation farmer and owner of Pristine Gourmet in Waterford. Persall promotes eating local and educating the public about farming. He tweets regularly about his farm and business activities and shares advice with farmers across North America.

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