Ranch Systems RS130 replaces Field Connect Gateway & Ranch Systems RS130 connected to John Deere probe
AgPR: Ranch Systems Supports John Deere Soil Moisture Probes with Integration into John Deere’s Operation Center Platform

NOVATO, Calif., (AgPR) October 19, 2020 – Ranch Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce they have completed integration with John Deere Operations Center allowing data flow from Ranch Systems’ telemetry solutions and field monitoring platform.  Ranch Systems has also completed integration work necessary to remotely read the John Deere Field Connect soil moisture probes.  This will allow customers who have been utilizing the Field Connect system to transition to Ranch Systems telemetry. Customers can continue to use their Field Connect soil moisture probes with the same data quality and volumetric water measurements.

“We are excited for this opportunity to support the farmers who have invested in the John Deere soil moisture probes and Field Connect System.  With this integration completed we can provide a solution to support their ongoing field monitoring needs,” comments Jacob Christfort, President and Founder of Ranch Systems, Inc.  “This integration aligns with one of the cornerstone principles of Ranch Systems to provide the ability to connect to the sensors and controllers growers want and need in their farming operations.  Our Ranch Cloud™ Platform and myRanch™ app allow them access to the data generated with easy transfer to their additional platforms such as the John Deere Operations Center.”


The Field Connect gateways and website will sunset on December 31, 2020.  John Deere dealers will continue to have the option to sell the Field Connect soil moisture probes.  The telemetry options Ranch Systems offers will support customers with their current equipment and future environmental and field monitoring needs. Farming operations utilizing the John Deere probes will be able to replace the Field Connect gateways with one of the several telemetry options manufactured by Ranch Systems.  The units will also be able to support most existing weather monitoring sensors such as temperature, wind, rain, etc., as well as enabling full-scale irrigation valve control, well control, water meter monitoring, and more.

“I have become very dependent on the John Deere Field Connect soil moisture probe data. The accuracy and presentation of the data is the cornerstone of my irrigation scheduling program. Knowing my soil moisture in the rootzone helps me maximize my applied irrigation water and fertilizer. Ranch Systems can keep that data flowing,” comments Craig Hornung, Hornung Brothers Farming.  “By utilizing Ranch Systems, we also now have a platform that enables freedom of choice of sensors and flexible data delivery.  This will support our farming efforts into the future as the technology continues to evolve,” states Craig.

Ranch Systems has been providing solutions to their customers for over 15 years with both their Field Services and Support Team and their community of authorized resellers around the world.  “We look forward to working with interested John Deere dealers and their customers,” adds Hylon Kaufmann, Director of Business Development for Ranch Systems.  “Providing a turn-key telemetry option for customers who are facing the shutdown of their current gateways will help give everyone involved peace of mind for the 2021 season and beyond.  Our platform will also support the importing of their historical data preventing the loss of their important decision supporting data.”

About Ranch Systems

Ranch Systems provides rugged solutions for wireless data collection, remote monitoring, and system control for agricultural and environmental applications. Ranch Systems hardware supports third-party sensors and controllers with open platforms.  The Ranch Cloud™ Data and User Access Portal securely stores each user’s private data.   A user can access their system anytime, anywhere via any internet connected device utilizing the myRanch™ app or Ranch Cloud™ web interface.  Users can receive alerts, automated reports, or data can be automatically delivered in any format required to a wide range of third-party platforms via APIs selected and controlled by the user.  Users can manage irrigation schedules, control and manage their water systems, and manage their daily operations with real time data for environmental conditions such as frost, heat index, AQI air quality, etc.

For more information visit www.ranchsystems.com.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.