Ag Leader

The History

Twenty years ago the field of precision agriculture was relatively unknown, and Ag Leader Technology was a brand new company in diligent pursuit of making a name for itself. What has evolved over such a short period of time is truly remarkable. Today, Ag Leader is the leading name in precision agriculture and has grown to over 300 employees across the globe in North America, Europe, South America and Australia.  

It began in 1986 in Al Myers' basement.  “I had been brainstorming a lot of product concepts and kept a spiral notebook of ideas,” Al explained. “After carefully weighing the pros and cons of every idea, I decided there was one that stood out to me as the one that was undoubtedly going to happen and that every farmer would want: the on-the-go yield monitor."

Realizing that someone was going to do it at some point, Al decided he wanted to be first.  “I knew it would not be an easy product to develop,” Al said,  “But I also knew that if I could do it well, the difficulty of making an accurate, on-the-go yield monitor would be a barrier to entry into the market for competitors.”

After six years of development and six generations of prototypes, Al was ready to go to market with his first product: the Yield Monitor 2000. He sold just 10 yield monitors that year, but he didn’t give up. While there had been other companies attempting to develop this technology, their products weren’t working as well. Al’s design was the first widely successful yield monitor. So at 44 years old, he quit his engineering job, depleted his savings and started Ag Leader Technology in 1992.

 

AgFiniti® It's all about the cloud!

 

AgFiniti, Ag Leader's NEW cloud-based platform, allows you to send and receive data files wirelessly from the cab. Guidance lines, prescriptions, as-applied maps and other data files can be sent and received wirelessly and backed up on a secure AgFiniti account. Files can also be accessed from your smartphone or tablet in the field or at the office, then shared with trusted advisors such as dealers, co-ops or farm managers.