• Cyber Security

    Security Needs Identity

    For National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) I wanted to talk briefly about the difficulty online that is identity. Online personas or identities are usually started by creating an email address, which can be done for free, anonymously, and repeatedly. For most free online email providers, there is no way to verify any of the information provided is accurate, or not intentionally misleading. Once you have an anonymous email address, you can start to sign up for other services: Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, etc.  From these anonymous identities arise several scams; spam and phishing emails, fake product reviews on Amazon, fake followers on Twitter and YouTube, and a chorus of voices…

  • Products

    Farming Over Time

    As I think back to my days growing up on the farm, one of my favorite memories was riding on the fender of my dad’s 3020 John Deere tractor during planting season.  The tractor was small and had no cab.  It pulled a four row John Deere planter and I still remember the excitement on the first day we used a new planting monitor.  The monitor was about the size of a shoe box, had four small lights, and about two or three switches.  As the memory is not very distant in my mind, the technology used in that small 3020 tractor, the planting monitor, and other technology used in farming thirty years ago is…