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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


AGCO launches Auto-Guide(TM) 3000
AGCO has announced the release of Auto-Guide™ 3000 – their latest integrated assisted-steering solution.


Auto-Guide 3000 is a complete satellite-assisted steering technology and is the mainstream offering for precision technology solutions from AGCO. To meet a growing customer demand for guidance systems, AGCO has taken steps to design its next generation of guidance solutions to be simple to operate and fully scalable from sub-meter to sub-inch accuracy. 

AGCO is committed to the agricultural technology market including the assisted steering segment. “Our new guidance solution is one of the most extensively tested guidance products that has come from AGCO to date,” states Matt Rushing, director, AGCO ATS, Product Management.  “It’s a proven solution that both customers and dealers can place a high level of confidence in.”

Auto-Guide 3000 offers fully-integrated plug-and-play convenience. Customers have the choice of system scalability with basic and easy-to-use features on the base monitor and more advanced characteristics and functionality on the optional monitor.

In North America, Auto-Guide 3000 will be available starting in the second quarter of 2013 as a factory-installed option on select Challenger® and Massey Ferguson® tractors, combine harvesters, including Gleaner® and self-propelled windrowers.

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.

Use #GFOClassic to follow the latest news about Grain Farmers of Ontario’s March Classic taking place March 18. Watch for updates throughout the event!  Anyone who uses the hashtag during the conference will be entered into a draw to win a $25 preferred price gas card.

Elaine Froese is a farm family succession coach and author who knows how to help farmers have the tough conversations right. Froese will be a speaker during Grain Farmers of Ontario’s March Classic and will also moderate a farmer panel. She has more than 500 followers on Twitter. l•

The Digital Toolbox
The smartphone, tablet and computer are important tools on today’s farms. Each month, Ontario Grain Farmer magazine will highlight an app or online tool that may help you in the field or in the farm office. 

John Deere Mobile Farm Manager
This mobile app helps producers access and manage farm information, field maps, historical reports, GPS tracking, field navigation and soil sampling grids. In addition, John Deere customers with Mobile Farm Manager can share agronomic information with ag service providers, farm managers and other advisors as needed.

The app is compatible with iPad™ and iPhone™ and connects to the Apex farm management software. To activate the app, customers should contact their John Deere dealer to purchase and receive their activation code, which they can enter into Apex. The activation allows the transfer of data stored in Apex to the devices with Mobile Farm Manager.


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