This article is part of AgGateway’s case study series on digital agriculture, a partnership with Farm Journal Media. AgGateway is a non-profit org dedicated to promoting and enabling the industry's transition to digital agriculture.
To give farmers and other customers compatibility across the equipment and data tools they and their trusted partners use, John Deere leveraged AgGateway’s ADAPT framework to provide a common translation process to read data from its precision ag technology. AgGateway’s ADAPT (Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit) is an open source solution available to the industry, which was created to enhance the use of precision ag technologies by enabling interoperability between different software and hardware applications.
John Deere created plugins to enable all of its existing displays to be compatible with AgGateway’s ADAPT framework. More than 50 companies have licensed the John Deere ADAPT plugin in its first year available.
Randy Kasparbauer, John Deere Software Engineering Manager, joined Margy Eckelkamp on AgriTalk to discuss how John Deere is using ADAPT to help meet customer’s expectations:
“Farmers don’t farm alone. They are free to use the tools they need to be successful. As a solution provider, we have to make sure our equipment and our solutions work how a farmer needs and expects. That includes their on-farm tools and the tools they use to collaborate with other trusted partners,” Kasparbauer says.