Farm Progress Companies is a finalist in the MediaPost Appy Awards in the Business Media App category for its highly regarded and extensively used Farm Futures app.
The information provided by Farm Futures' editors via the mobile app is developed to keep today's high-volume producers and industry executives linked to critical ag information and analysis, market quotes, and additional key management intelligence.
"This latest recognition for the Farm Futures app highlights the ongoing achievements for all of our strong, high-profile brands," says Jeff Lapin, Farm Progress president. "We concentrate our energies to create an environment that fosters engaged brands and successful, customer-centric products. This nomination brings the satisfaction of additional industry recognition for this highly downloaded and used product."
Farm Futures brand extension
The Farm Futures app is the agricultural industry's first management-oriented mobile device. The app is available for today's top-two operating systems: Android and Apple's iOS. It provides the latest:
- Top industry news and views
- Market insight from ag's leading market analysts
- Commodity market quotes overview
- User-customized commodities portfolio
- Audio podcasts from Farm Futures editors
- Blogs and commentary from Farm Futures' analysts and economists
The Farm Futures app is free and available in the Android Market and the Apple App Store. Locate the app in either marketplace by searching for "Farm Futures."
The app is a key extension of Farm Futures magazine and has enjoyed significant downloads and enthusiastic feedback from its users. Farm Futures has built a solid reputation for preference among its users; 93% of large-scale producers reported in a recent survey that Farm Futures provides them with information they cannot get from other sources. (Source: 2011 Farm Magazine Reader Survey)
Farm Progress' portfolio of digital services emphasizes the company's industry leadership position. Its exclusive array of apps includes the Farm Progress Growing Degree Days app, the Beef Producer app, and the Farm Progress app, which encapsulates local news and information for each of its 18 Farm Progress state and regional publications. They also offer apps for the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days.