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Version 2018.03 Now Available

March 13, 2018 - New features have been released for both desktop and online products.

Farmer Basic (v2018.03)

  • Fixed Filter for Crop Planning ReportResolved issue where the Client/Farm/Field and Crop Enterprise filters did not work for the Crop Planning Report.
  • Added Delete Button for Scale Tickets — A delete button can be used to remove individual scale ticket loads.
  • Support for Syncing Chemical Categories — Chemical types (Herbicide, Insecticide, etc.) will now synchronize to the web portal. As you view this data online, the cost of chemicals will properly show up in the expense breakdown for each field.
  • Tax Code Update for Equipment Trades — If using the Advanced Accounting add-on, updates to equipment trades are now available. If trading equipment, a new option ‘Remove traded item and compute a gain/loss on it’ will default on and follows changes made in the US Tax code for 2017. When you trade a piece of equipment, it will be treated as though it was sold for the value that you enter for the trade. This option will only work for trades from this point forward. If you have trades that you recorded previously in 2018 that need to be recorded this way, you will need to void and re-enter them.
  • Updated Planned Job Report for REI and PHI — Updated the Job Report for Planned Jobs to include the REI and PHI dates.


Why Upgrade to Farmer Pro?

Did you know that your desktop software (aka Farm Works) can become even more powerful by connecting it to the web? Watch these two videos to see how Farmer Pro can leverage your smartphone for field record keeping or to connect third-party displays directly to your desktop software without a USB drive.

  • Save time by seeing what is happening across the farm sooner on your phone and by shortening your end-of-the-day to-do list at the office.
  • Save the headache of learning a new software with a free, two-hour Personal Software Training session with a Trimble personal software trainer (a $300 value)*.
  • Save the day by having the software do more work for you throughout the day, freeing up time to start a new cost-reduction or marketing project.

*Complimentary two-hour training sessions are for customers in North America only and are not available to Farmer Pro or Farmer Pro Plus demos, trial accounts, or accounts through AGRI-TREND Coaches. This is a one-time offer per new account. Offer expires 60 days after purchase. Contact us via the form above to learn more.



Version 2018.01 Now Available

January 10, 2018 - New features have been released for both desktop and online products.

Farmer Basic (v2018.01)

  • Updated  Support for Trimble TMX-2050 Precision-IQ — When using the Precision-IQ™ app on a Trimble® TMX-2050™ display, the software now utilizes an updated driver that supports the reading and writing of resources, jobs/tasks, VRA maps, guidance lines and landmarks.Added Support for Trimble GFX-750 Display — Support for reading and writing data files for the new Trimble GFX-750™ display.
  • Support for John Deere GS4 Data — Support for reading and writing data files for the John Deere GS4 display.
  • Updated Support for Ag Leader Data Files — Additional support for reading Ag Leader *.agdata files and writing out AgLeader *.agsetup files. This update is required due to the recent firmware changes to the Ag Leader displays.
  • Improvements to CNH Bale Data — Updated support for CNH large square baler data.
  • Auto Verify Jobs/Tasks from Desktop — When uploading jobs/tasks to the online platform, these are now automatically verified. This allows you to see the data within the online portal in areas such as Field Manager (including cost data), calendar, Trimble Ag Mobile app. (Requires Farmer Pro/Pro Plus license)
  • Resolved Browsing Issue with Windows 10 — Resolved issue when some Windows 10 computers (primarily Surface tablets) browsed for files, such as reading data and the software did not display the information correctly.
  • Create Planned Soil Sampling Job from Background Layer — Added support for utilizing a previously imported soil sampling job/task from a prior year (usually from a third-party via shapefile) and converting it to a planned job/task for use on the Trimble Ag Mobile app. These previously imported soil sampling jobs are located within the Background Layers. (Requires Farmer Pro/Pro Plus license)
  • Update for ISOXML (AGCO) Yield Data — Resolved issue where some ISOXML yield data would not get the correct job totals. Also added support for showing section views of the data so you can see where different rows of the combine were not harvesting.
  • Added Support for Using Drainage Layers with Pipe Name in the Trimble Ag Mobile App — Added support for syncing drainage lines for use with the Trimble Ag Mobile app.  To do this, copy lines from a Drainage Layer and paste them to the Field Path Layer under the same field.  Select to use the “Pipe” which will use the Pipe Name as the attribute that will be displayed with each line on the Trimble Ag Mobile app. (Requires Farmer Pro/Pro Plus license)
  • 1099 & W-2 Updates for Electronic Submission — Updates for electronic submission of 2017 W-2/W-3, 1099-Misc and 1099- Int. (Requires Advanced Desktop Accounting add-on)
  • 1099 & W-2 Updates for Printing — Updates for printing 2017 W-2/W-3 and 1099-Misc forms. (Requires Advanced Desktop Accounting add-on)
  • Added Support for Nelco Checks — Added support for printing Nelco check styles #L1737 and #L1736.
  • Updates to Scale Tickets — When setting up user defined fields for scale tickets, you can now have up to 3 numeric fields and 3 text fields for each scale ticket. The Scale Ticket Report will include all of this information.
  • Timesheet Updates — Improvements to the timesheet so if someone works past midnight, you can now enter a stopping time of 12:00 AM and on the next day start at 12:01 AM. Prior versions did not allow you to have a stopping time of midnight.


Refer a Friend Offer

September 29, 2017 - Are you a current Trimble Ag Software customer? Do you have a friend, family member, or business associate who would benefit from working with our farm management software, too?

Fill out our referral form. If your referral signs on as a customer, you both can receive one month free of Trimble Ag SoftwareHere's how it works:

Step 1: After we receive your referral, we will send a pleasant note to that person explaining why we are reaching out. It will be courteous, polite, and give you the credit.

Step 2: If and when your referral responds, one of our friendly team members will set up an introductory chat. 

Step 3: If your referral becomes a customer with us, you both receive a reward (see below table). Otherwise, no hard feelings; we are always up for meeting new people!




Version 2017.05 Now Available

August 8, 2017 - New features have been released for both desktop and online products.

Farmer Basic (v2017.05)

  • Customization of Crop Years on Enterprise Statements – when printing field enterprise statements, you can now enter the number of crop years to appear on the crop rotation portion of the report.
  • Additional Support for Ag Leader Planter/Sprayer Section Layouts – when importing *agdata files, the mapping software will create coverage views of the planter/sprayer layouts.
  • Support for Sub-Crops – when setting up crops, additional flexibility is available to set them up with a sub-crop with more detail (if needed). This data can be synchronized to the web for use in Farmer Pro.
  • Added Sync Option for Upload Only – a new option called “Upload Only” is available from the Synchronization Options. When the option is turned on, resources and tasks get uploaded from the desktop software to the selected organization on the web. However, new resources on the web do not get downloaded. This insures the desktop project will not be changed by the synchronization.
  • Fix for Auto Draw Using Windows 8 or Higher – updated the auto draw feature for creating field boundaries from point data when using Windows 8 or higher (including Windows 10).
  • Downloading Data from the Trimble Ag Mobile App – when entering field tasks on the mobile app (seeding, fertility, crop protection and other), data can now download into the desktop software when “Synchronize to Web” is selected. A Farmer Pro license is required to use the Trimble Ag Mobile app.  
  • Job Report Enhancements – when printing a job report, the carrier will not show when the rate/quantity is zero. This is needed for users who are entering their carriers as a supply/ingredient in the tank mix and do not want the mix to show up on the Job Report with zero.
  • Added Support for Fore/Aft offset on ISOXML – the Advanced Settings of Read Job Data for ISOXML data now includes a “Fore/Aft” option where you can select whether or not you want to use the settings from the display. In the past the software did not utilize these delays.
  • Compatible with CNH Weather Station Data – added support for reading weather station data collected with a CNH display. When you read CNH data (.cn1 directories), the software finds weather station data and uses it for the weather details in the job. Additionally, it creates a layer with a map of all the weather attributes that were collected.
  • Fixed Tank Mixes for Multiple Fields – updated the software so that when you manually record the use of a tank mix to multiple fields, the tank mixes all show on the same line of the Job Properties/Farming box. This makes it possible to enter the total used and have it allocate across the fields.
  • Read Completed and Planned Soil Test Locations from Mobile – when data is synchronized with the web, you can now read in completed soil sampling jobs that were created with the Trimble Ag Mobile app. These are jobs created with the Mobile app and will come in with the location and sample ID. Additionally, there are options to read in planned jobs, which would bring in the target sample locations.
  • Linking Crop Fix – updated the crop linker when processing the Inbox, Syncing data to the web and Reading Job data. If the crops being linked are exactly the same, the linker will not appear. A Farmer Pro licence is required for this feature.
  • New Select All for Auto Pipe Sizing – WM-Subsurface software now offers a Select All button to make it easier to select all pipe sizes to use in the auto-sizing calculations.  When using previous versions, you had to select each one individually.
  • Renumber of Section Lines – WM-Subsurface software can renumber section lines when a line is removed from sequence. A Renumber button is available so that all lines are numbered in sequence.
  • Added Buffer Distance for Extending Lines to Boundary – WM-Subsurface software can now extend one or more lines to the boundary unless a buffer distance is entered.  If a buffer distance is used, the line will stop when it gets within distance of the boundary.
  • Minimum Auto-Pipe Sizing – WM-Subsurface software offers more flexibility within the auto-pipe sizing feature. You can now enter a minimum pipe size for each type of pipe (main, sub-main and lateral).  In previous versions you could only enter one minimum pipe size.
  • Split Line Tool for Profile Tab – WM-Subsurface software now has the ability to split a line from the Profile tab.


Attention Windows XP Users

April 12, 2017 - The upcoming 2017.04 release of the Trimble® Ag Desktop Software (formerly known as Farm Works Software®) will no longer support the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system. Version 2017.04 is expected to be released in May 2017. Version 2017.03.xx will be the last version that officially supports Windows XP. The release planned for next May will require Windows Vista or newer. Please make plans to update your operating system prior to this time.



Version 2017.03 Now Available

 March 14, 2017 - New features have been released for both desktop and online products.

Farmer Basic (v2017.03)

  • New Task Syncing – You can now select Tasks (field records and maps) in the desktop software and upload them to the web solution.
  • Updated Scale Ticket Report – Tickets that span multiple fields or regions show the ticket totals and not the totals for each field or region.
  • Improvements to John Deere GS3 Data
    • Support for reading data where there are no jobs. This makes it possible to write out resources from the display (clients/farms/fields, inputs and boundaries) and read just this data into the desktop software. In the past, this data could only be read if there were also jobs.
    • Support for forage yield data.
    • Support for importing cotton yield data where it is shows all attributes including lint yield and seed yield.
  • Enhancements to Reading ISOXML Data
    • Support for reading ISOXML task data without map data.  This is primarily for AGCO displays, but makes it possible to read in ISOXML data where task summary data (people, equipment and material usage) is the only thing being logged (there are no maps with the data).
    • Support for reading ISOXML data that includes prescription maps without any completed job data.
  • Improvements to Harvest Records – If you have a harvest job where the crop is delivered to more than one storage location, you can select the Scale Tickets button and select a different storage location for each ticket.
  • Minimum Job Area Filter – The Filter button in Read Job data now gives you a Minimum Job Area option. When this option is enabled you can enter a minimum area and the program will not read in any jobs that have areas less than this.

 

Farmer Pro

  • Improvements to John Deere Compatibility
    • Customers who use MyJohnDeere/JD Link can now see live fleet positions in the Fleet and Dashboard area.
    • Support for importing field boundaries from John Deere Operations Center.
    • Support for importing cotton yield data collected with a John Deere GS3 Display where it is shows all attributes including lint yield and seed yield.
  • Updates to Fleet Management – The vehicle export now includes information on whether FarmStream Fleet manager is on or off.


Trimble Ag Software desktop customers who are subscribed to the Annual Maintenance Plan will automatically receive these features by selecting “Check for Updates” located under the Help menu.  Another option is to download the installer.



Now Available: Online Training Classes

March 1, 2017 - Trimble® Ag Software offers a variety of online training classes that provide detailed tips and suggestions on how to better utilize your software solution.  These classes typically last one hour with time available for specific questions - all from the comfort of your own home.  Each session is $30 and high-speed Internet is required.



Upcoming Training Classes in April

March 1, 2017 - Trimble® Ag Software is offering classroom training at various locations in April.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to better utilize the software while networking with other users at the same time.

Cost of training is $130 per person for 1 day, $225 for 2 days, and $300 for 3 days (lunch is included).  Class size is limited so be sure to register early by using the links below.


LOCATIONS:

March 7-9, 2017

Manhattan, KS

Register for Manhattan

March 8-9, 2017

Minot, ND

*Contact Paul Overby for details at 701-351-0913

March 10, 2017

Devil's Lake, ND

*Contact Paul Overby for details at 701-351-0913

March 14-15, 2017

Bismarck, ND

*Contact Paul Overby for details at 701-351-0913

March 21-23, 2017

Hamilton, IN

Register for Hamilton

March 21-22, 2017

Grand Forks, ND

*Contact Paul Overby for details at 701-351-0913

March 28-30, 2017

Fargo, ND

Register for Fargo

April 4-6, 2017

Calgary, AB

Register for Calgary

April 10-11, 2017

Ottawa, ON

*Contact GPS Ontario for details at 613-327-6377

April 13-14, 2017

London, ON

*Contact GPS Ontario for details at 613-327-6377

 

AGENDA:

Day 1

Day 2 

Day 3

Farmer Basic Desktop Training

Farmer Pro and App Training

Farmer Advanced Desktop Training

8:30am – 4:00pm

8:30am – 4:00pm

8:30am – 4:00pm

  • The Farmer Basic Desktop Software session will cover the basics of Mapping and use of the Basic Accounting features. Farmer Basic perspective topics:  Create Clients, Farms, and Fields; Manage inputs and resources; Working with Boundaries; Working with the Map Tab and the Jobs Tab; Reading and Writing Data. Farmer Pro perspective topics:  Working with the Online Tab to communicate with Trimble Ag Software.
  • Get to know the new Trimble Ag Software.  Working with the Mobile App: Scouting and Data Management.  Working with the Website: Working with the Farm, Field, Fleet, and Analytics tabs;  Creating new Vehicles and assigning a vehicle license; Client, Farm, Field management, Crops and Crop Seasons, Inputs and Purchases.
  • The Farmer Advanced Desktop Software will introduce Level 2 Mapping skills and the use of the Advanced Accounting features.  Working with harvest data; Creating Variable Rate Prescription maps for use in planned jobs; Guidance Line management and working with Point, Line, and Area feature layers; Accounts Payable and Receivable; Payroll; Working with the Online Tab to communicate with Trimble Ag Software.

 

*Pricing and agenda will vary, please contact the Trimble reseller for more details.



Successful Farming Article - Michigan Farmer Uses Trimble Ag Software...

February 2, 2017 - Successful Farming article by Laurie Bedord.

When corn was $7, Michigan farmer Ed Groholski could do no wrong.

“Now I’m back to the times I grew up in,” says the third-generation farmer. “It’s the pennies that keep me in business – not the dollars.”

Tracking every cent that flows in and out of his business means Groholski has to employ a farm-management system that will allow him to easily and efficiently see where those pennies will matter most. Two ways he’s achieving that goal are by leveraging technology he invested in years ago and taking advantage of his Trimble representative’s technical expertise.


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