Trimble’s Farmer Starter is a free easy-to-use online and mobile platform for farmers who want to organize and access their farm data from any device connected to the Internet. This farm management software tool provides the perfect starting point and can be seamlessly upgraded to Farmer Fit or Farmer Pro for additional functionality. Get started today — sign up for your free Farmer Starter account now.
Create your farms and fields with boundaries and then view them along with other mapping data, including aerial imagery and street maps. Boundaries can be imported via shapefile, hand drawn or downloaded via the mobile app to help visualize the entire farming operation.
Access weather information on your dashboard for tracking current temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity and chance of precipitation. Doppler radar maps can be used to overlay on field boundaries to help anticipate future weather events. Also, view real-time future prices and local cash bids to simplify your grain marketing strategy.
Need a starting point for your field record keeping? Assign a crop and seeding dates to a field to track your seeded acreage for your farm.
When it comes time for harvest, use the mobile app to enter the average yield for each field and have that historical information at your fingertips. Additional functionality and reports are available when you upgrade to Farmer Pro.
Farmers today understand the impact extreme heat and cold temperatures can have on yield and profitability. With Farmer Starter, you can access temperature, precipitation and growing-degree-day trends based on a pre-set location. This gives you a sample of Ag Premium Weather as the paid version allows you to see this information for each field, along with contoured maps and email alerts.
Ready to upgrade Farmer Starter to Farmer Pro?
|Login users||1||Up to 2 Users||Up to 5 Users|
|Dashboard for weather forecasting and commodity price tracking1||✔||✔||✔
|Create client/farm/field names and boundaries||✔||✔||✔
|Import or manually draw field boundaries||✔||✔||✔|
|Record yield by field||✔ (mobile only)||✔||✔|
|Enter seeding rates and acreage||✔||✔||✔|
|Includes desktop farm management software with basic accounting||✔||✔
|Enter detailed field records for seed, spray, fertilizer, harvest and other applications||✔||✔|
|Import/export data to/from precision farming displays||✔||✔|
|Process yield data with yield cleaning tool||✔||✔|
|Add materials and track purchases and usage by field with costs||✔||✔|
|Print reports on seed, fertilizer, chemical usage and more||✔||✔|
|See profitability by field and farm||✔||✔|
|Manage guidance lines||✔||✔|
|Wireless vehicle connections with Trimble displays2||1||2|
|Track fleet locations, status and utilization reports||✔||✔|
|Connect to third-party displays for wireless data transfer (via API)||✔||✔|
|Enter and view field records, re-entry alerts, and basic mapping with the mobile app||✔||✔|
|Use drawing tools to lay out management zones based on yield and other map data||✔||✔|
|Create simple VRA prescription maps using yield or any other precision ag display data||✔||✔|
|Includes software training to assist getting started3||✔||✔|
|Includes 1 year of software updates and technical support||✔||✔|
|Additional modules for field specific weather4 and employee time tracking||✔||✔|
|Grid or zone soil sampling workflow including mobile app navigation||✔|
|Track bin inventory||✔|
|Manage grain contracts and market position statements||✔|
|Log scouting data and create recommendations||✔|
|Create and assign Work Orders and monitor the status of each||✔|
|View Crop Health Imagery for each field5||✔|
|Import UAV imagery||✔|
1Cash bid prices available only in the United States.
2Vehicle Connections allow you to connect to a Trimble display for fleet tracking and wireless data transfer using Trimble modems & data plans or a third-party USB Wi-Fi adapter. Additional vehicle connections can be purchased for a fee.
3Offer expires 60 calendar days after purchase.
4Ag Premium Weather is available in North America but expanding to other regions in 2018.
5Includes up to 10,000 acres of Crop Health Imagery. Additional acres can be purchased by reaching out to sales at 1-800-282-4103.