Schedule

All Sessions

November 29, 2017

07:00  -  09:00

November 29, 2017

8:00  -  9:00

November 29, 2017

09:00  -  09:50

Build a Digital Strategy for Your Farm

John Fulton offers great advice on getting data basics right to drive value, moving precision ag to decision ag. This talk will explore recognizing data value, how to archive and share it, how to move it more efficiently to gain value (like turning harvest data into fall fertility maps), how to take data to the … Continued

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November 29, 2017

9:50  -  10:00

November 29, 2017

10:00  -  10:30

Tradeshow

November 29, 2017

10:30  -  10:40

Sponsor briefing

Syngenta AgriEdge Excelsior

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November 29, 2017

10:40  -  11:20

Practical data for profitable decisions: How many unique businesses do you have within each individual field and how can you manage them?

Founder of AgSolver and now VP of EFC Systems, Dave Muth, is a champion of understanding how every field has variability. This presentation will help you understand how nearly every field has up to 20% of its area that is predictably and consistently not profitable; how data that is readily available to us, both public … Continued

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November 29, 2017

11:20  -  12:00

A Look at 2018 Climate Corp Technology

John Jansen will give you an inside look at The Climate Corporation’s R&D and open digital platform to help you harness the value of ag data and achieve innovation faster on the farm.

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November 29, 2017

12:00  -  1:00

Lunch and keynote: Putting a Price on Farm Data

Joe Byrum, chief data scientist with Principal Financial Group (who recently worked in R&D and strategic development at Syngenta), will challenge your thinking about data and how you’re leaving money and profits on the table.

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November 29, 2017

1:00  -  2:00

The Flaw of Averages

Tom McGraw, Founder of Midwest Independent Soil Samplers, brings decades of soil knowledge to help you understand how to optimize your variable-rate application strategies and success. This dynamic presenter will challenge your thinking about soil maps and characteristics, nutrient availability, nitrogen mineralization and why you need to care.

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November 29, 2017

1:00  -  1:10

Sponsor Briefing

Agco Fuse Technology

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November 29, 2017

2:00  -  2:50

Our Farm’s Journey to Make Better Decisions Using Data

Iowa farmer and data guru Scott Henry has vast experience in using data (and numerous software technology) to improve the economic success of Longview Farms. He will share the ups and downs of their farm’s journey to find data solutions that provide value to their operation – and why many fail to do so. CEU … Continued

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November 29, 2017

2:50  -  3:00

Sponsor briefing

Netafim Drip Irrigation Technology

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November 29, 2017

3:00  -  3:30

November 29, 2017

3:30  -  3:40

Sponsor briefing

Farmers Mutual Hail

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November 29, 2017

3:40  -  4:20

How Data Drives Efficient Input Use and Profits

Dan Frieberg, founder of Premier Crop Systems and Corn+Soybean Digest Data Decisions columnist, brings his decades of deep data knowledge to give you expertise on how to turn higher profits in every field. A farmer and advisor panel will share examples on using data to drive decisions on applied nutrients, variable seeding rates, hybrid and … Continued

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November 29, 2017

4:20  -  5:00

Your Most Valuable Tool May Be Your Data 

Shannon Gomes, Certified Crop Adviser and Certified Professional Soil Scientist, Cedar Basin Crop Consulting, Decorah, Iowa. Passionate about the science and health of soil, Shannon will offer strategies for using your personal, as well as aggregated, data to improve soil fertility and reduce the need for inputs. We’ll look at how new technology applications make … Continued

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November 29, 2017

5:00  -  6:00

Inside Look at 2018 Precision Technology AND How to Add Drone Tech Value to Your Farm

Chad Colby, founder of Colby AgTech and general manager of an Illinois Case IH dealership, brings his tech geek expertise and enthusiasm in this two-part presentation. You will learn if your farm is ready for coming precision technology, and gain a better grasp of how drone technology can benefit your farm. CEU credits: 0.5; Using … Continued

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November 29, 2017

6:00  -  7:00

Reception and Tech Zone launch

We’re doing something entirely new for 2017 – The Tech Zone. This is your chance for in-depth conversation and a hands-on look at the latest in new technology. Getting beyond data collection to ways you can improve production in-season and for the future. Collecting data is just the start in The Tech Zone you’ll find … Continued

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November 29, 2017

7:00  -  8:00

November 29, 2017

8:00

Beer & Bull

This popular session, where you sit with peers, beverages 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. Get your burning questions answered by any speaker. And, it will be moderated by Max Armstrong, legendary and always entertaining farm … Continued

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November 30, 2017

07:30  -  08:30

Breakfast

In Tech Zone

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November 30, 2017

08:30  -  9:30

Breakout sessions: Round 1

1. Farmers Find Value in Climate Technology – A panel of farmers will give you their real-world experience with FieldView and other valuable technologies from Climate that improve their farms. 2. How Enhanced Learning Blocks Nails Decision Ag — Dan Frieberg, founder of Premier Crop Systems and Corn+Soybean Digest Data Decisions columnist, will showcase how … Continued

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November 30, 2017

9:30  -  10:30

Breakout sessions: Round 2

1. Soil Health and conservation – tools to improve profitability — Agsolver’s founder, now VP of EFC Systems, Dave Muth takes you on a deeper dive to explore the tools he uses to turn more profit and greater sustainability on more acres per field. You’ll learn that 5% to 20% of most fields that are … Continued

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November 30, 2017

10:30  -  11:00

November 30, 2017

11:00`  -  12:00

Breakout sessions: Round 3

1. Efficient Data Sharing: Turning Harvest Data into Fertility Plans – John Fulton, Precision Ag & Data specialist, Ohio State University. John takes a deep dive into the struggles and solutions to help make your nutrient management planning process more efficient and cost-effective. Data layers such as yield maps need to be downloaded quickly for processing into … Continued

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November 30, 2017

12:00  -  13:00

November 30, 2017

1:00  -  2:00

Practical Implications of Soil Health

Agren founder Tom Buman and Iowa farmer/data consultant Mitchell Hora will provide real insight and substance into the current soil health rage. Learn from a panel of farmers how to set realistic expectations for your farm fields and how to access economic returns.

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November 30, 2017

2:00  -  2:30

November 30, 2017

2:30

Wednesday, November 29

November 29, 2017

07:00  -  09:00

November 29, 2017

8:00  -  9:00

November 29, 2017

09:00  -  09:50

Build a Digital Strategy for Your Farm

John Fulton offers great advice on getting data basics right to drive value, moving precision ag to decision ag. This talk will explore recognizing data value, how to archive and share it, how to move it more efficiently to gain value (like turning harvest data into fall fertility maps), how to take data to the … Continued

Learn More

November 29, 2017

9:50  -  10:00

November 29, 2017

10:00  -  10:30

Tradeshow

November 29, 2017

10:30  -  10:40

Sponsor briefing

Syngenta AgriEdge Excelsior

Learn More

November 29, 2017

10:40  -  11:20

Practical data for profitable decisions: How many unique businesses do you have within each individual field and how can you manage them?

Founder of AgSolver and now VP of EFC Systems, Dave Muth, is a champion of understanding how every field has variability. This presentation will help you understand how nearly every field has up to 20% of its area that is predictably and consistently not profitable; how data that is readily available to us, both public … Continued

Learn More

November 29, 2017

11:20  -  12:00

A Look at 2018 Climate Corp Technology

John Jansen will give you an inside look at The Climate Corporation’s R&D and open digital platform to help you harness the value of ag data and achieve innovation faster on the farm.

Learn More

November 29, 2017

12:00  -  1:00

Lunch and keynote: Putting a Price on Farm Data

Joe Byrum, chief data scientist with Principal Financial Group (who recently worked in R&D and strategic development at Syngenta), will challenge your thinking about data and how you’re leaving money and profits on the table.

Learn More

November 29, 2017

1:00  -  2:00

The Flaw of Averages

Tom McGraw, Founder of Midwest Independent Soil Samplers, brings decades of soil knowledge to help you understand how to optimize your variable-rate application strategies and success. This dynamic presenter will challenge your thinking about soil maps and characteristics, nutrient availability, nitrogen mineralization and why you need to care.

Learn More

November 29, 2017

1:00  -  1:10

Sponsor Briefing

Agco Fuse Technology

Learn More

November 29, 2017

2:00  -  2:50

Our Farm’s Journey to Make Better Decisions Using Data

Iowa farmer and data guru Scott Henry has vast experience in using data (and numerous software technology) to improve the economic success of Longview Farms. He will share the ups and downs of their farm’s journey to find data solutions that provide value to their operation – and why many fail to do so. CEU … Continued

Learn More

November 29, 2017

2:50  -  3:00

Sponsor briefing

Netafim Drip Irrigation Technology

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November 29, 2017

3:00  -  3:30

November 29, 2017

3:30  -  3:40

Sponsor briefing

Farmers Mutual Hail

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November 29, 2017

3:40  -  4:20

How Data Drives Efficient Input Use and Profits

Dan Frieberg, founder of Premier Crop Systems and Corn+Soybean Digest Data Decisions columnist, brings his decades of deep data knowledge to give you expertise on how to turn higher profits in every field. A farmer and advisor panel will share examples on using data to drive decisions on applied nutrients, variable seeding rates, hybrid and … Continued

Learn More

November 29, 2017

4:20  -  5:00

Your Most Valuable Tool May Be Your Data 

Shannon Gomes, Certified Crop Adviser and Certified Professional Soil Scientist, Cedar Basin Crop Consulting, Decorah, Iowa. Passionate about the science and health of soil, Shannon will offer strategies for using your personal, as well as aggregated, data to improve soil fertility and reduce the need for inputs. We’ll look at how new technology applications make … Continued

Learn More

November 29, 2017

5:00  -  6:00

Inside Look at 2018 Precision Technology AND How to Add Drone Tech Value to Your Farm

Chad Colby, founder of Colby AgTech and general manager of an Illinois Case IH dealership, brings his tech geek expertise and enthusiasm in this two-part presentation. You will learn if your farm is ready for coming precision technology, and gain a better grasp of how drone technology can benefit your farm. CEU credits: 0.5; Using … Continued

Learn More

November 29, 2017

6:00  -  7:00

Reception and Tech Zone launch

We’re doing something entirely new for 2017 – The Tech Zone. This is your chance for in-depth conversation and a hands-on look at the latest in new technology. Getting beyond data collection to ways you can improve production in-season and for the future. Collecting data is just the start in The Tech Zone you’ll find … Continued

Learn More

November 29, 2017

7:00  -  8:00

November 29, 2017

8:00

Beer & Bull

This popular session, where you sit with peers, beverages 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. Get your burning questions answered by any speaker. And, it will be moderated by Max Armstrong, legendary and always entertaining farm … Continued

Learn More

Thursday, November 30

November 30, 2017

07:30  -  08:30

Breakfast

In Tech Zone

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November 30, 2017

08:30  -  9:30

Breakout sessions: Round 1

1. Farmers Find Value in Climate Technology – A panel of farmers will give you their real-world experience with FieldView and other valuable technologies from Climate that improve their farms. 2. How Enhanced Learning Blocks Nails Decision Ag — Dan Frieberg, founder of Premier Crop Systems and Corn+Soybean Digest Data Decisions columnist, will showcase how … Continued

Learn More

November 30, 2017

9:30  -  10:30

Breakout sessions: Round 2

1. Soil Health and conservation – tools to improve profitability — Agsolver’s founder, now VP of EFC Systems, Dave Muth takes you on a deeper dive to explore the tools he uses to turn more profit and greater sustainability on more acres per field. You’ll learn that 5% to 20% of most fields that are … Continued

Learn More

November 30, 2017

10:30  -  11:00

November 30, 2017

11:00`  -  12:00

Breakout sessions: Round 3

1. Efficient Data Sharing: Turning Harvest Data into Fertility Plans – John Fulton, Precision Ag & Data specialist, Ohio State University. John takes a deep dive into the struggles and solutions to help make your nutrient management planning process more efficient and cost-effective. Data layers such as yield maps need to be downloaded quickly for processing into … Continued

Learn More

November 30, 2017

12:00  -  13:00

November 30, 2017

1:00  -  2:00

Practical Implications of Soil Health

Agren founder Tom Buman and Iowa farmer/data consultant Mitchell Hora will provide real insight and substance into the current soil health rage. Learn from a panel of farmers how to set realistic expectations for your farm fields and how to access economic returns.

Learn More

November 30, 2017

2:00  -  2:30

November 30, 2017

2:30

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