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Video: Connected Farm on RFDTV
January 27, 2014 - Advanced Technologies editor, Laurie Bedord examines telematics and data sharing solutions at Crossroads Family Farms. Brad and Todd Stephenson explain how Trimble's Connected Farm solution saves them time and increases their efficiency. / Other / News / Connected Farm / CR-CF-Image.jpg


Version 2014.03 Now Available

January 14, 2014 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2014.03.18 of the Office software.


Enhancements include:

  • E-filing W2s and 1099s - Farm Works Accounting can now save 2013 Forms W-2 and 1099-Misc data in a .csv file that can be used for electronic submission. These files are supported by the Dynamic Systems e-file options available at farmworks.efile1.com.  Customers can go to this website and create an account and upload their W-2 and 1099 data to have it electronically submitted. This web service has other useful features, including the ability to have printouts mailed or emailed to employees and vendors.
  • Check Printing Updates - Farm Works Accounting now has an option to “Summarize detail lines on check stubs” for the memo area when printing checks.
  • Support for 2013 Federal Tax Forms (W-2, W-3, 1099-Misc and 1096)
  • Support for 2014 Federal, FICA, and Medicare Tax Withholding
  • Advanced Guidance Line Management – Farm Works Mapping now supports Advanced Guidance Line/Row Crop Management Tools which are presently available in Surface. These tools will now be available in both the Mapping and Surface programs.  Users can now create a series of guidance lines including the ability to offset and smooth lines as well as clipping lines to field boundaries and other lines.
  • Updates to Help About - Going to the “Help” menu and selecting "About Farm Works Office" now lists software CD Keys & Customer contact details.
  • Clip Background Maps to Multiple Field Boundaries Using Farms or Clients - Farm Works Mapping can now import background maps for individual fields at the client or farm level.  When you import a shape file as a background map at the client or farm level, there is an option to “Clip to Field Boundaries”.  This option is useful for importing soil types and will result in soil type background maps being created for each field under the client or farm with the resulting layer being clipped to the boundary for that field.
  • Improved Fertilizer Report - Farm Works Mapping has improved fertilizer reports to only show applications for the selected nutrients.
  • Electronic Crop Insurance Reporting for RCIS - Farm Works Mapping now supports the creation of an XML File that will soon be supported by RCIS (Rural Community Insurance Services).  Select File / Submit Insurance Data where an option for RCIS is now available which will create the XML file.  RCIS is in the process of creating a web portal where users can upload these files.  This portal will be available in February 2014.
  • Expanded Map Attributes for Points/Lines/Polygons - Farm Works Mapping now allows you to add Web links and file attachments to map attributes.  This allows you to have an attribute on points/lines/polygons that’s a link so that you can click on the link and go directly to the website (in your browser).  File attachments can also be added to a point/line/polygon so the attachment can be easily displayed.

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: http://www.farmworks.com/support/downloads.php



Fargo, ND Training Class Jan 16-17

Farm Works Software® will be hosting a training class in Fargo, ND on January 16-17, 2014.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to better utilize the software while networking with other users at the same time.



Greensburg, IN Training Class Jan 8-9

Farm Works Software® will be hosting a training class in Greensburg, IN on January 8-9, 2014.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to better utilize the software while networking with other users at the same time.



Year End Tax Tips

November 18, 2013 - Yes, it’s fall and that means it’s time to start thinking about and preparing for year end. Here are some helpful hints for the upcoming tax form season that can help you get off to a great start.



New! Updates for Fleet and Scout Apps

November 13, 2013 - New features for the Connected Farm scout and fleet app are now available for download.  These can be downloaded to your Android smartphone or tablet.  Apple updates will be available next week.

 

Fleet App Changes (Version 2.1):

  • Improvements to user interface
  • View the status of any vehicle from the map screen
  • Field names appear on vehicle icon pop-up if located within a boundary
  • Vehicle icons are easier to see when zoomed in or out
  • View field boundaries that were mapped with the scout app or the Trimble FmX display
  • Position history shows icons that designate where the path started and ended
  • Translations include Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
  • Bug fixes

 

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Scout App Changes (Version 2.2):

  • Improvements to user interface
  • Move and delete logged flags on the map
  • Share field boundaries between different scout apps using the same log in account 
  • Added a Trimble Reseller Locator button
  • Updated language translations include pick list items
  • Chinese translation now available
  • Bug fixes

 

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Video: Importing Data into Farm Works
November 10, 2013 - Farmer Ron Westervelt of Columbus, Kansas explains how he uses Trimble's Farm Works™ Mapping Software to help manage field records and precision farming data.  Ron owns a variety of precision farming in-cab displays and all are compatible with Farm Works.  The software allows him to print reports for FSA and crop insurance as well as maps for precision farming applications. / Other / News / testimonials / Video-Ron-Image.jpg


National FFA Convention Details
October 23, 2013 - The upcoming National FFA Convention is a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in precision agriculture. Our booth offers a hands-on approach to data management, apps, handheld computers, and a wide range of precision farming hardware. FFA advisors can select from a wide range of solutions, such as business management software, precision farming, GPS, livestock, and more. Our software solutions are bundled with lesson plans so that teaching in the classroom is simple and easy-to-do.

A change for this year is our booth listing in the show program. We will no longer be listed under the Farm Works brand; instead we’ll be listed as Trimble. This move will provide you a one-stop-shop for all your precision ag needs.

Advisors can also register to win a free EZ-Guide 500 lightbar system for their school. The winner will be selected at the end of the show and does not have to be present to win. Click here to register.

National FFA Convention
Louisville, KY
October 30–November 1, 2013
Booth #1107 (Teacher’s World)
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Montana Farmer Helping Other Farmers
October 18, 2013 - Mitch Konen of Fairfield, MT sells and services Farm Works Software, which is a program designed to help producers handle the paperwork associated with agriculture. It can track costs and markets and allow producers to build a ledger as detailed as they want. It also has the ability to map fields and flag points of interest in those fields.

Producers can record soil and yield data, crop input job operations, chemical applications, track water management and surface drainage, record livestock data, and print off dozens of customized reports.

“I can input every dime, nickel and penny and allocate it where I want – to equipment, acreage, people, an enterprise of some kind, or somewhere else,” Mitch said. “Then I can review that data and know my operational and enterprise costs right down to the exact acre and bushel.”
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Version 2013.09 Now Available

October 10, 2013 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2013.09.557 of the Office software.


Enhancements include:

  • Multiple Day Support Logging for Ag Leader - Data driver version 1.0.24 now supports *.agdata jobs that span multiple days.
  • Support for Ag Leader Display Firmware Update (Version 4.5) -  Data driver version 1.0.25 adds support for Ag Leader displays that output *.agdata files.  This updated data driver is needed to read Ag Leader files into Farm Works.
  • Support for Precision Planting YieldSense Yield Monitor - Data driver version 1.12.17 of "Precision Planting" supports reading yield data collected with a Precision Planting YieldSense yield monitor.
  • Updated Writing CNH Variety Maps – Data driver version 1.0.52 corrects how a variety map is exported.  When Export Variety Map is set to true for Case and New Holland Displays, the software will only write variety maps for the current year.  In previous versions, it would write variety maps for all years.
  • Bug Fix for Processing Data - Data driver version for ISO Task 3.0.0.339 includes bug fixes for processing data into Farm Works.

 

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: http://www.farmworks.com/support/downloads.php


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