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  1. Trimble Supports the United Nations World Food Programme in Ensuring Food Security for All

    In honor of World Food Day on October 16, Trimble donated $100,000 to World Food Program USA to support relief efforts as humanitarian crises across the globe continue to unfold, leaving entire populations hungry. World Food Program USA, the U.S. partner of the United Nations World Food Programme, mobilizes American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger.

    As part of World Food Day and Trimble’s ongoing commitment to feeding the growing global population, Trimble’s donation will go to support the United Nations World Food Programme’s greatest needs programming, which includes emergency food assistance.

    “As a company deeply committed to feeding our growing population, we see a great need for supporting entities such as the World Food Program USA to help provide food and safety for people in crisis across the globe,” said Jim Chambers, vice president and general manager, Trimble Agriculture. “Through support of organizations that align with our mission to feed the world, we hope to provide food for communities who are made vulnerable by circumstances they cannot control, including women and children.”

    The U.N. World Food Programme, the world’s largest hunger-relief organization, has been on the frontlines of the world’s worst hunger crises, fighting hunger and famine since 1962. As the global hunger crisis continues—with 345 million people facing severe hunger and 50 million on the brink of famine—the U.N. World Food Programme is currently undergoing its largest scale-up ever, working to provide life-saving meals to 152 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 120 countries and territories this year. Every day, the U.N. World Food Programme, the U.N.’s logistics leader, deploys its advanced network of 5,600 trucks, 100 planes and 30 ships to ensure food is delivered to those who need it most.

    Trimble’s donation will provide 200,000 meals to those most in need.

    “We thank Trimble for their generous contribution, which will help feed thousands of families in need,” said Barron Segar, World Food Program USA president and CEO. “At this time of unprecedented global hunger, the private sector plays a pivotal role in helping us fund essential programs for communities made vulnerable by the intersection of conflict, climate warming, rising costs, and the economic aftermath of COVID-19.”

    To learn how to get involved with or donate to World Food Program USA, visit: www.wfpusa.org.

  2. Student Spotlight: Raegan’s 3 Key Takeaways from the Women in Agribusiness Summit

    Last month, Trimble had the honor of sponsoring a student to attend the Women in Agribusiness Summit in Dallas, TX.

    Students attending this conference have the opportunity to hear from key female thought leaders in the agriculture industry, network for post-graduate opportunities, and meet other students in the agriculture field from around the nation.

    We had the privilege of sponsoring Raegan Feldner, an undergraduate student attending The Ohio State University. Raegan is studying agricultural communication, education and leadership in The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

    Read on to hear Raegan’s 3 key takeaways from the Women in Agribusiness Summit in this insightful account from a student in agriculture’s perspective.

    Women in Agribusiness Summit

    Last month, over 800 women from across the United States and Canada gathered in Dallas, TX for the 2022 Women in Agribusiness Summit. I had the honor of attending the summit as a student scholar sponsored by Trimble.

    It was three days full of networking and meaningful conversations about the future of agriculture and empowerment. The best part – I never had to wait in line for the bathroom.

    As a young woman in agriculture, I still have a lot to learn about the industry. I wanted to highlight my three key takeaways from the event and share them with you:

    Sustainability is the future

    The agriculture industry will have to feed 10 billion people by 2050. Ten. Billion. To prepare, we must figure out how to make the best use of the land we have. The answer is sustainability.

    The best way to define the sustainability of a business is the balance of people, planet and profit. In the past, businesses have focused too much on profit and not enough on our planet. It is our job to work and preserve the land and water that sustains our lives.

    In her session on Building a Strategic Framework for a Sustainable Business, Mary Shelman, former Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program, pointed out that as agriculturalists we need to get out of the “carbon tunnel vision” and realize there is so much more to sustainability.

    Lee Addams, Principal in the Consumer Practice / Global Food and Agribusiness Sector Team at EY-Parthenon, said, “We are in a movement of regenerative ag.”
    He added that between 5-10% of farmland in the U.S. is utilizing cover crops.

    Agricultural technology is helping lead the way in sustainability. There is no doubt that sustainability is the future of the agricultural industry – a future our world needs.

    Agriculture is a community

    My favorite part of the summit was the Female Producer Panel. Four female producers from three different states shared what it is like to be a woman on the producer side of our industry.

    Ellie Ann Vander Dussen manages Standard Cattle LLC, her family’s dairy farm. She shared, “I really hate using the term agriculture industry because it is a community.”

    The summit brought together women from all parts of the agricultural community. It was amazing to see professionals from all sides of our industry come together and learn from one another. All the women at the summit realize that the future of agriculture depends on agriculturalists working together to provide for the needs of consumers.

    There are no more supportive people than the women in our industry. It truly is a community.

    Your comfort zone is the starting point

    My trip to Dallas was the first time I ever traveled by myself. Exploring Texas was a little intimidating as a girl from southeast Ohio. But it was all worth it.

    During the keynote, Cargill’s Corporate Senior VP of Animal Nutrition and Health Ruth Kimmelshue said, “If you were not ready you would not have the opportunity, so stop with the imposter syndrome.”

    Whether it’s traveling across the country for a new conference or deciding to try out a new innovative technology on your farm, opportunities come as we are ready for them. It is our job to step out of our comfort zones and take advantage of them.

    Kimberly Ratcliff shared her experiences of managing her family’s ranch in Texas, “You’re going to manage and you’re going to make mistakes. And that’s okay.”

    Staying in your comfort zone will prevent you from moving forward. The best way to succeed is to look at your comfort zone as the starting point.

    I am so grateful to Trimble for the opportunity to attend the 2022 Women in Agribusiness Summit. The experience will be hard to beat.

    I learned more about the importance of sustainability, how the agriculture industry is a community and the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone.

    The Women in Agribusiness Summit is a truly empowering experience for women in agriculture. Working in a male dominated field can quickly make you feel small, but that feeling goes away when you are in a room with 800 other women in the same boat.

    I want to thank all the amazing women at Trimble who attended the summit and let me join their experience.

  3. Trimble’s New Agriculture Displays Provide Next-Generation Performance and Connectivity for In-Field Operations

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2022—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its next-generation displays for precision agriculture applications—the Trimble® GFX-1060™ and GFX-1260™ displays. Trimble’s portfolio of innovative displays enables farmers to complete in-field operations quickly and efficiently while also mapping and monitoring field information in real time with precision. With a range of functionality and price points, farmers can select the guidance solution that best fits their farming needs.

    Featuring an Android-based operating system and enhanced processing power for controlling and executing in-field work, the GFX-1060 is a 10-inch (25.6 centimeters) display and the new flagship GFX-1260 is a 12-inch (30.5 centimeters) display. Both are compatible with the Trimble NAV-500™ and NAV-900 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) guidance controllers. When paired with the NAV-900, farmers can achieve increased accuracy out of the box by leveraging Trimble’s leading CenterPoint® RTX correction service, which is included for the first year. CenterPoint RTX delivers up to 1-inch (2.5 centimeters) accuracy and provides an easy way to experience the robust, repeatable results to reduce overlap, input costs and fuel, which can positively impact a farmer’s bottom line and drive sustainability.

    The high-resolution touchscreen displays are ideal systems for farmers with a mixed fleet and are compatible with over 10,000 vehicle models across more than 40 equipment brands. The displays are ISOBUS-compatible, which allows one display or terminal to control ISOBUS implements, regardless of manufacturer. It standardizes the control settings, reduces downtime and minimizes installation and interface challenges, simplifying data exchange and machine control.

    With more power, speed and reliability, these displays enable farmers to easily setup and configure their equipment through Trimble’s Precision-IQ™ field software, including manual guidance, assisted and automated steering, application controls, mapping and data logging, equipment profiles as well as camera feeds from attached inputs and other internet-based apps. Combined, these features make it easier for farmers to manage complex workflows by adding accuracy and efficiency across operations, and can save time and increase productivity. In addition, farmers and operators can quickly and easily share data across the farm.

    Running the powerful Precision-IQ software, the Trimble GFX-1060 and GFX-1260 displays feature:

      • Flexible connectivity across the farm through integrated wireless options including Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, and BroadR-Reach® high-speed communications
      • Seamless communication from tractor to farm equipment through ISOBUS compatibility, the Field-IQ™ crop input control system, and Trimble Universal Variable Rate (TUVR) or serial rate control
      • Ability to connect to industry-leading GNSS correction services including Trimble RTX® technology, CenterPoint RTK and CenterPoint VRS through the NAV-900 controller
      • Compatibility with all Trimble guidance systems as well as CAN bus support for both assisted and automated steering
      • Interoperability with Trimble Ag Software to support data management needs across the farming ecosystem
      • Data sharing across the farm with the optional AutoSync™ feature, allowing farm managers to remotely send Work Orders and ensure vehicles, implements and fieldwork are aligned and working properly

    “Our GFX portfolio of precision agriculture displays offer a variety of sizes and functionality options to fit a farmer’s workflows and equipment regardless of brand,” said Jim Chambers, vice president of Trimble Agriculture. “The displays operate in tough environments and during long days in the field throughout every season, allowing users to confidently perform a range of field operations quickly and reliably—they are powerful to run and simple to use.”

    Availability

    The Trimble GFX-1060 and GFX-1260 displays are now available for order from the Trimble dealer and Vantage™ distribution networks. The Trimble NAV-500 and NAV-900 guidance controllers as well as the CenterPoint correction service are available now. For additional information, visit:  https://agriculture.trimble.com/product/gfx-1060-display/ and agriculture.trimble.com/product/gfx-1260-display.

    About Trimble’s Agriculture Division 

    Trimble’s Agriculture Division provides solutions that solve complex technology challenges across the entire agricultural landscape. The solutions enable farmers and advisors to allocate scarce resources to produce a safe, reliable food supply in a profitable and environmentally sustainable manner. Covering all seasons, crops, terrains and farm sizes, Trimble solutions can be used on most equipment on the farm, regardless of manufacturer and production year. To enable better decision making, Trimble offers technology integration that allows farmers to collect, share, and manage information across their farm, while providing improved operating efficiencies in the agricultural value chain. Trimble solutions include guidance and steering; grade control, leveling and drainage; flow and application control; irrigation; harvest solutions; desktop and cloud-based data management; and correction services. For more information on Trimble Agriculture, visit:  agriculture.trimble.com.

     

    About Trimble

    Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit:  www.trimble.com.