Program

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW: (more details to come)

THEME: Practical Data and Technology for Profitable Decisions

 Day 1: Nov 29, 2017

7:00am           Registration / Trade Show / Coffee

9:00am           Main session – Opening Keynote (surprise announcement soon)

10:00am         Break – Refreshments in tradeshow area

10:30am         Main session – Keynote: Dave Muth – Field Variability: Use data to eliminate weak spots for improved whole-field ROI.

Noon              Lunch & Keynote: Investor trends in Agriculture Technology that Could Impact Your Farm (speaker announcement to come)

1:00pm           Main session – Keynote: Dan Frieberg – Farmer/Advisor Panel: How I Made Data Decisions That Improved My Farm Economics

2:00pm           Main session – Keynote: Tom McGraw – Why Old Soil Maps Won’t Optimize Variable-rate Application Success

3:00pm           Break – Refreshments in tradeshow area

3:30pm           Main session – Keynote: Scott Henry – Our Family Farm’s Data Journey to Better Decisions, Better ROI (Longview Farms, Nevada, Iowa)

5:00pm           Main session – Keynote: Chad Colby – How Practical Drone Technology Improves Crop Decisions

6:00pm           Reception & Launch of Tech Zone: NEW – this year we add a hands-on demonstration area that will give you personal experience with flying drones, farm dashboards, crop modeling and more.

7:00pm           Dinner

8:00pm           Beer & Bull Session: This popular session, where you sit with peers and speakers to discuss different topics, is enhanced this year by adding our cellphone-based Q&A/instant survey technology that will add to this fun learning environment.

DAY 2: Nov 30, 2017

7:30am           Breakfast in Tech Zone/Tradeshow

8:30am – Noon: Choose among nine to 12 different one-hour deep-dive topics, including hands-on Tech Zone sessions. A few current topics include:

  • Tools to Help Turn Profit and Sustainability on More Acres Per Field
  • Improve Seed, Fertility Decisions by Using Learning Blocks in Fields
  • How Data Drove Machinery Efficiencies to Save Time and Money
  • More sessions details to come soon

Noon              Lunch & Tradeshow

1:00pm           Main session – Keynote (speaker announcement to come)

2:00pm           Main session – Wrap up

2:30pm           Conference concludes

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