News & Media
The Limiting Factor to Tech Advancement: People
May 31, 2018
This article was originally published in the Western Equipment Dealers Association Summer 2018 magazine.
The Western Equipment Dealers Association is affiliated with a number of organizations and providers, including universities, that put a lot of effort into working with and grooming the next generation of dealership employees.
This Week in Agribusiness - May 12, 2018
May 14, 2018
Segment 2 - 3:39
Chad Colby, Colby AgTech, shares some insight on new tech that enhances farm communication.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate #SmallBizSalute
April 03, 2018
This was originally published on the Iowa Secretary of State Facebook page.
Today's #SmallBizSalute goes to AgriSync, a technology support company that assists farmers out in the field with new technologies and innovations that have been implemented in the agriculture industry. The company was started by Casey Niemann, whose interest in entrepreneurship began during his time at Microsoft, where he noticed the needs of farmers when it comes to the technology in the field.
AgriSync Releases Update to Service Management App
March 14, 2018
This article was originally published at the Precision Farming Dealer.
WAUKEE, Iowa — AgriSync recently released an update to its app, a collaboration and service management tool for professional ag advisors and their farm customers. With AgriSync’s new features, experts will be capable of receiving and solving problems remotely.
Iowa Entrepreneur: AgriSync
January 15, 2018
"Since childhood, Casey Niemann’s passion was in farming. After multiple years working in the tech industry, he brought his expertise back to the agriculture industry."
Opinion: My 5 Most Used Precision Ag Apps of 2017
December 19, 2017
Agriculture and the use of digital tools are almost inseparable today. Technology has become much more accessible and data more valuable for decision making. Mobile technology, such as smartphones and apps, have become particularly useful in agriculture.
Precision Farming Technologies Product Roundup 2017
December 13, 2017
Service plan innovation to see, solve, track and educate. Precision ag dealers are using AgriSync to drive profitability, create a know before you go strategy and leverage the dealership’s expertise. AgriSync helps advisors bring speed to resolution and provide better service to farmer customers. AgriSync is the first pro-active remote support app for modern agriculture and is always free for farmers.
AgriSync a Startup Story with Mike Colwell
February 10, 2017
Each month Mike Colwell from Square One DSM hosts something called Startup Stories where he brings interesting individuals to a gathering at the Greater Des Moines Partnership and allows for his guest to share their business story and the audiance gets to ask questions. This month Casey Niemann the founder of AgriSync is the featured guest. Learn how this startup a mobile application that connects farmers to trusted advisors who can assist with questions from machinery to technology. And, it's all from Iowa.
Iowa recognized as rural entrepreneurship leader at national Ag Investment Summit
January 16, 2017
American Farm Bureau’s inaugural Agricultural Investment Summit featured a handful of Iowa startups and a tip of the cap to Renew Rural Iowa, a ten-year-old Iowa Farm Bureau program that has mentored 3,000-plus Iowans and has had more than a $125 million economic impact on rural Iowa.
CropLife Magazine - 17 Agriculture Apps That Will Help You Farm Smarter In 2017
January 05, 2017
#6 – AgriSync
HTS Ag Forms Partnership with AgriSync
January 03, 2017
PRECISION FARMING DEALER - HARLAN, Iowa — HTS Ag will strengthen their customer connection with their recent partnership with AgriSync, a remote support mobile app. With the new partnership, AgriSync will be added to HTS Ag’s current service plans to enhance customer service by allowing real time communication between farmers and technicians.
HTS Ag Partners with AgriSync
January 03, 2017
FARM INDUSTRY NEWS - HTS Ag will strengthen their customer connection with their recent partnership with AgriSync, a remote support mobile app. With the new partnership, AgriSync will be added to HTS Ag’s current service plans to enhance customer service by allowing real time communication between farmers and technicians.
Iowa Start-Up Helps Keep High-Tech Equipment on the Go
May 19, 2016
-By Tom Block-The planter is greased and loaded with seed, the sun is out and soil conditions are fit. But, there’s a problem — a monitor in the cab is flashing an error about an incorrect setting, turning the promise of a productive day into a frustrating series of phone calls, text messages, user-manual searches and, potentially, a long wait for a service call.
Avoid Equipment and Technology Downtime This Spring
March 29, 2016
"A broken smartphone is jokingly referred to as a brick. But busted technology is no laughing matter – especially on the farm, and especially as farming gets more technologically complicated. Few farmers want to personally assume the role of IT manager, and that’s where a good advisor comes in handy. But when those service calls end up taking an hour or more, downtime can get frustrating fast. According to Casey Niemann, there’s an app for that." Read more on AgWeb.com
AgriSync goes after 'practical' ag-tech, raises $450,000
February 21, 2016
"A central Iowa startup founded by an ex-Microsoft employee is looking to offer farmers a pragmatic way to ask for help while they are out in the field."
Agrisync Brings Farmers, Service Advisers Together With Free Remote Support
February 01, 2016
Posted February 1, 2016- Imagine this. You're spraying a burndown herbicide and suddenly an alarm in your machine sounds. It's probably a simple fix, but you're baffled. An in-field service call is not only costly but also time-consuming. And you need to get the field finished up as soon as possible. Or, perhaps you're walking a soybean field and see lodged plants in the midst of a perfectly healthy stand. You suspect soybean stem borer, but just aren't sure. Read more at Agriculture.com
AgriSync: Farmers’ Helpline App A Winner
January 18, 2016
Posted on January 18, 2016- An Iowa based agriculture technology startup company, AgriSync, participated in the American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. They were one of four finalists chosen to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida on January 9-11 earning $15,000 in startup funds. The teams that were chosen had an opportunity to win an additional $15,000 for Entrepreneur of the Year and $10,000 for the People’s Choice Award that included interactive voter participation. Read More at Farms.com
AgriSync Launches First App To Accelerate Farmer-Advisor Collaboration
December 30, 2015
"Keeping up with the newest technologies in agriculture is a constant challenge for farmers, and adequately supporting those farmers is a major struggle for vendors too. AgriSync has launched the first application designed specifically to address these challenges by allowing vendors and advisors in agriculture to work with their farmer customers more effectively. The result is better quality support at a lower cost."
AgriSync Launches New Telematic Tool
December 08, 2015
"One company is seeking to combine the comfort of face-to-face interaction with the convenience of remote service. Iowa-based AgriSync recently launched a mobile app that allows retailers and farmers to visually communicate remotely in a real-time video support session."
Mobile Device App Aims to Simplify Remote Support
November 20, 2015
"A new solution offers real-time, virtual support between precision specialists and farmers.
AgriSync Cultivates Technology in Agricultural Sector
October 14, 2015
"The result of his leap of faith was AgriSync, a mobile customer service application offering farmers and their trusted advisors more fruitful and direct communication during peak agriculture production times via smartphone. The proliferation of technology into the agricultural market has brought the farmer the same challenges non-agricultural business people face occasionally misbehaving hardware and software..."
AgriSync wants to connect farmers, to area advisers
October 14, 2015
"NORTH BRANCH TWP. — Whether you’re looking at an agronomic problem in your field or a warning light in your combine’s cab, there are few things more frustrating than trying to describe your problem on the phone to a consultant in an attempt to fix it and fast..."
Iowa entrepreneurs finalists in AFBF farm competition
October 08, 2015
"Two Iowa entrepreneurs are finalists in a business competition that encourages new technologies to help rural America, the country’s largest farm group said this week..."
AgriSync Wants to Connect Farmers, Advisers
October 08, 2015
"Whether you’re looking at an agronomic problem in your field or a warning light in your combine’s cab, there are few things more frustrating than trying to describe your problem on the phone to a consultant in an attempt to fix it and fast. Unless, of course, it’s the crop adviser or precision ag dealer who is valiantly—and unsuccessfully—attempting to determine what in the world is happening on your farm right now..."
Tech Entries Dominate 2016 Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge: American Farm Bureau Announces Top 10 Teams
October 07, 2015
"WASHINGTON, D.C., October 7, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau today announced the top 10 teams – four finalists and six semi-finalists – of the 2016 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The challenge, now in its second year, provides opportunities for individuals to showcase business innovations being developed in rural regions of the U.S. It is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses..."
Two Iowa technology startups qualify for final four of 2016 American Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneur Challenge
October 07, 2015
"For the second consecutive year, Iowa will be represented in the final four American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge – this time featuring two companies, AccuGrain and AgriSync. AFBF President Bob Stallman announced the top 10 finalists today in Washington, D.C. and the final four that will compete during the next phase of the challenge..."
Casey Niemann to speak at March Startup Stories event
March 11, 2015
"Casey Niemann, a former Microsoft Corp. employee and founder of tech startup AgriSync, will speak at the March Business Innovation Zone Startup Stories event, scheduled for March 25 at 11:30 a.m. Niemann will speak on blending agriculture with technology and how he brought two decades of experience in a corporate career to an entrepreneurial adventure..."