GiSC Newsletter – GiSC and ADC Form Strategic Alliance

Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC) and Agricultural Data Coalition (ADC) have formed a strategic alliance in order to enhance the growers’ ability to control their operational data through industry partnerships and integrated technology solutions… Read the full newsletter here

GiSC & Ag Data Coalition Join to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative

Grower Information Services Cooperative, Inc. 7602 University Ave, Suite 100, Lubbock, Texas 79423 – 806.686.2940 For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                      Contact: Jason Ward (806.686.2940) March 2, 2017                                                                                                                                                            Data Coalition, Growers Join to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative (Lubbock, Texas) — A cooperative of growers and an agricultural data non-profit have agreed to combine their technology platforms and create a vital … Read More

GiSC “Data Revolution” Recognized in Cotton Grower Magazine

Beck Barnes highlights the Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC) business in a feature for Cotton Growers magazine. Compiling data from ag operations has obvious benefits that can be derived from data analytics, but is only possible given a network of growers willing to share that data. Beck interviews GiSC founder Billy Tiller and GiSC Executive Director Jason Ward and finds … Read More

GiSC – Platform Co-op

Economist Alan Borst, USDA Cooperative Programs, writes about how the platform business model and the “sharing economy” are transforming our economy in USDA’s Rural Cooperatives magazine. Borst discusses the impact platform businesses, companies such as Uber and Airbnb that provide Internet-based, peer-to-peer services,  have in the marketplace by  improving asset productivity and business innovation. The platform business model is spreading … Read More

GiSC Partners with Farmobile

Farmobile, the farm data company, today announced an expansion of its Minnesota Data Store. Beginning in this year’s harvest season, any Minnesota farmer who automatically collects their Electronic Field Record (EFR) harvest data via a Farmobile PUC, and also provides their EFR planting data is eligible for the $2/acre guarantee.

“Last spring we saw great traction with our Data Store promotion and we’re keeping that momentum rolling into the fall,” said Jason Tatge, CEO and founder of Farmobile. “As part of this announcement, we are removing the $1 million cap that was in place last spring. Any Minnesota farmer who provides complete EFR records will be eligible to claim this new revenue opportunity.”

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GiSC Discusses Ag Data Ownership and Privacy with AgFunder News

GiSC Exec. Dir. Jason Ward & Founder Billy Tiller, along with other industry leaders, discuss the Ag Data Transparency Evaluator and its current and future role in assisting growers identify how their farm data will be treated by the firms who provide technology to their operations. Check out the article by AgFunder’s Lauren Manning here: How Farmers Can Evaluate Agtech Startups’ … Read More

GiSC Partners with Farmers Edge

Precision Agriculture Pioneer, Farmers Edge, Partners with Grower Information Services Cooperative to Improve Productivity and Efficiency for all Growers Industry Alliance Gives Growers Nationwide Access to Big Data at the Field-Level (also available PR Newswire) SHAKOPEE, MN — March 4, 2016 — Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, today announced it has partnered with Grower … Read More