our mission

Provide reliable precision ag tools and services that improve farm profitability
and collect data for better management decisions.

Precision Farming Solutions was formed in July of 2009, by Rick Applegate. Rick saw the need in the area for local sales and support of aftermarket precision ag hardware and services. As our mission states, we pride ourselves on providing technology related tools and services that can improve your bottom line. Our focus is on making your operations more efficient and more profitable.

focused on and
dedicated to
precision ag

since 2009

8+ years
precision ag

Meet our crew

Rick Applegate

, Owner

Rick was born and raised in north central Indiana near the town of North Manchester and grew up helping his family and working on several other local farms. In the fall of 2001, Rick started at Purdue University where he studied Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) and also met his wife, Annette. By the spring of 2005 Rick earned a bachelors degree in ASM with a minor in Farm Management, and an Associates degree in Agronomy. After graduating from Purdue, Rick went to work for John Deere Harvester Works, traveling with experimental combines, and also working in the engine dyno test lab. Late in 2007, Rick and Annette moved back to Annette’s home town here in southern Indiana. And, in the summer of 2009, Precision Farming Solutions LLC was born. Rick and Annette also have a little girl, Olivia, who is now 5 years old.

James Pate, Precision Ag Specialist

James was born and raised in Owensboro, KY. Family is very important which is why he is so family oriented. Helping others and farming is also some things James really enjoys. Coming from a farming background he understands the need for the technology side of agriculture. So, with Jame's agriculture knowledge and willingness to help others, Precision Farming Solutions is a great fit for him. This allows James to assist in the farming community thus enabling it to continue thriving.

Grant Knies, Precision Ag Specialist

Grant was born and raised here in Dubois county Indiana on his parents grain and livestock farm. Grant graduated from Purdue University with bachelors and masters degree in Agricultural Engineering. He currently works on his home farm and works part time for Precision Farming Solutions.