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Upcoming Online Classes in May

April 10, 2015 — Farm Works 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.

May 6, 11am(EST):  Mapping – Creating Formula Based Prescription Maps

May 11, 11am(EST):  Accounting – Initial Set Up

May 13, 11am(EST):  Accounting – Entering Daily Records - Payment and Purchases

May 18, 11am(EST):  Accounting – Entering Daily Records - Income and Sales

May 20, 11am(EST):  Accounting – Grain Contracts & Marketing

June 1, 11am(EST):  Surface – Using the Levee, Automatic Pipe Sizing, & Other New Features

Video: Using the Connected Farm Dashboard

April 10, 2015 - The Connected Farm™ dashboard provides a single location for viewing key information impacting your farm. With this information, you will be able to make more informed daily decisions on using the latest data. The dashboard is customizable and accessible via any device with an Internet connection, including Trimble's new TMX-2050™ display.

The dashboard offers customizable widgets. A widget can be commodity prices, weather, Doppler radar, rainfall totals, irrigation monitoring, fleet locations, field operation maps, scouting data, and field boundaries. They can be moved to different parts of the screen and resized to suit your preference.

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Farm Works Mobile 2015 Now Available

April 6, 2015 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2015 of the Mobile software.

Enhancements include:

  • Support for Additional Com Port Numbers (Mobile) – the GPS Setup and Controller/Sensor Setup boxes now supports Com Ports from Com 0 to Com 99.
  • View Elevation Based on the Unit of Measure Selected (Mobile) – when elevation is displayed it will show in Feet when US English is selected and Meters when Metrics is selected.
  • Updated Mobile to use the Standard Browse Box (Mobile) – when using a Windows device (not Windows Mobile or Windows CE) it now uses the standard Windows browse boxes.
  • Updated Loading of Background Aerial Images (Mobile) – resolved issue where loading calibrated background images would sometimes give an error.
  • Support for Arrow Keys on a Yuma 2 (Mobile) – you can now use the arrow keys to scroll on the map when using the software on a Trimble Yuma® 2 rugged tablet computer.


Customers of the Mobile software who are subscribed to the Update Service Plan (USP) will automatically receive these features.  To download the latest version, use the download link:

Design a Corn Maze in 2015

March 20, 2015 - Are you planning a corn maze in 2015?  Farm Works offers the perfect combination of software and mobile solutions to create your own maze.  This solution can handle anything from simple designs to more elaborate mazes that people will be talking about for years.

Where do you start?  Utilize the Farm Works™ Maze Kit by taking your design (such as an image from a maze designer) and easily geo-reference it using simple mapping tools on your desktop computer.  Next, take your image to the field on a mobile computer and start cutting the design using GPS.  Farm Works offers a variety of mobile computers that provide different levels of GPS accuracy.  The Trimble® Juno® T41 "G" series handheld is a high performance integrated GPS solution that offers repeatable 1-2 meter accuracy in the palm of your hand - a perfect partner for cutting corn mazes.


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Video: Report of Financial Measures
March 19, 2015 - This instructional video shows you how to use the "Report of Financial Measures" offered in version 2015.03 of Farm Works Accounting software.  It can print all 21 financial measures that the Farm Financial Standards Council has outlined in the Financial Guidelines for Agriculture.  Ratios can be printed for one to five years and can help you understand trends of what is and what is not working on your farm. / Other / News / Connected Farm / Rations-CF-Image.jpg


March Online Newsletter
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  • TMX-2050 Display Offers App Connectivity
  • Simplify Field Record Keeping
  • Connected Farm Field Calculates Profit & Loss
  • Farm Works Accounting Offers Financial Ratios
  • Prepare for Soil Sampling Season
  • Online Training Schedule
  • Classroom Training Schedule

Version 2015.03 Now Available

February 23, 2015 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2015.03 of the Office software.

Enhancements include:

  • Financial Measures Report (Accounting) – a new reporting feature that uses the 21 financial measures (also known as ratios) that the Farm Financial Standards Council ( has outlined in their document "Financial Guidelines for Agriculture".  This report is interactive and allows you to click on any ratio to see how it is computed in order to learn how the values are calculated.  Ratios can be printed for one to five years and can help you understand trends of what is and what is not working on your farm.
  • Updated Storage Location Edits for Harvest Jobs (Accounting) – if you edit the crop location for a harvest job (assuming the location for the crop is the field), the program will change the storage location from the old field to the new field.
  • Fix for Sales Date Transactions (Accounting) – resolved issue when editing the date of a sale transaction (in Transaction Maintenance) would change the Working Date to the new date.
  • Added Right-Click Option to "Assign Crop Enterprise" (Mapping) – it is now possible to select a group of fields on the map and right-click and select "Assign Crop Enterprise" to assign an enterprise to the selected fields.
  • Support for for CNH Multi-Swath Data (Mapping) – many enhancements including speed improvements when working with CNH Multi-Swath data.
  • Support for Ag Leader Headland Guidance Patterns (Mapping) – the Read Job Data process can now import Ag Leader Headland Guidance Patterns and Write Job Data can export them out.
  • Display Marker Data (Mapping) – you can now create and display a legend for marker data from any precision farming display.
  • Support for CNH Sugarcane Yield Data (Mapping) – you can now import CNH sugarcane yield data and view a map of the information.


Customers of the Office software who are subscribed to the Update Service Plan (USP) will automatically receive these features by selecting “Check for Updates" located under the Help menu.  Another option is to use the download link:

February Online Newsletter
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  • Demo Connected Farm and Receive a Free Gift
  • New and Improved Commodities Widget
  • Request Access to Connected Farm Advisor
  • Farm Works Version 2015.02
  • Online Training Schedule
  • Classroom Training Schedule

Farm Works Mobile - User Testimonial

February 3, 2015 - E4 Crop Intelligence is a precision ag solution that integrates services and technology into one cohesive platform.  Data-generated maps, monitor-ready variable rate instructions, crop planning and analytics, seed positioning, crop consulting, soil sampling, precision equipment services and more—the E4 platform excels at turning raw field data into actionable crop intelligence.  Ben Michael is the Soil Sampling and Precision Equipment Manager at E4 Crop Intelligence, located in Woodbine, Iowa.

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Demo Connected Farm and Get a Free Gift

January 29, 2015 - Trimble will be demonstrating the latest Connected Farm™ innovations at the upcoming farm shows.  Stop by our booth to learn why our data management solutions are better than the rest.  To show our appreciation for your time, you’ll take home a free gift.  We’ll also provide you up to 200 acres of free Connected Farm Purepixel™ and Rainwave® Contour Map services ($400 value) when setting up your account at the booth.  This way you can analyze your crop health imagery from 2014 and track precise rainfall maps during the upcoming growing season.

February 3-5
Iowa Power Show
Des Moines, IA
Booth# 1133

February 10-12
World Ag Expo
Tulare, CA
Booth# 3116, 3117

February 11-14
National Farm Machinery Show
Louisville, KY
Booth# 4028

February 26-28
Commodity Classic
Phoenix, AZ
Booth# 801


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