Speakers

As an attendee, you can expect to learn from experienced, authoritative ag data practitioners who will lead sessions that will challenge your thinking and help you improve your operation’s data handling and strategy. In addition, gain valuable insightful from best-practices sessions presented by producers, advisors, key suppliers and technology providers.

Here’s a sneak peek at our speaker lineup to date … more to be announced soon.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Dan Frieberg
President, Premier Crop Systems
Data Decisions columnist for Corn+Soybean Digest

Dan and his company, Premier Crop Systems, have helped hundreds of agronomic advisors and thousands of farmers since 1999 to ‘think deeper’ to identify and correct yield limiting factors in their fields – all based around sound data. He’s a straight shooter, as you may know from his Data Decisions column in Corn+Soybean Digest, so you won’t want to miss this presentation.

John Fulton
Agricultural engineer
Ohio State University

John’s Ohio family farm background combined with his passionate research work on all things precision agriculture and big data continues to deliver solutions to increase farmer efficiency. His expertise will help farmers cut through the big data confusion to become a better data steward and make better agronomic decisions.

Tom McGraw
Midwest Independent Soil Samplers

Tom has more field experience understanding Midwest soils than practically anyone on the planet. He founded Midwest Independent Soil Samplers, working with agronomy service providers, to intensively sample over 1 million acres a year across 10 states. You will enjoy his witty, direct style to tell it like it is.

Dave Muth
AgSolver

Senior Vice President of Analytics and co-founder of AgSolver. Muth’s knowledge and experience at AgSolver helps them build tools to deploy commercial agronomic decision services products. He is able to identify data management and simulation approaches that help increase profitability, reduce risk, and improve environmental performance in production agriculture. David was raised on a farm in north-central Iowa where he gained the practical experience with agribusiness decision making.

Scott Henry
LongView Farms

Scott Henry is Business Development Manager for LongView Farms in central Iowa. Henry is responsible for business growth, process management, and the implementation of precision technology – and is passionate about turning quality data into actionable decisions. They have vast experience with numerous data programs, and will share their data journey to better decisions and better ROI.

Chad Colby
General Manager, Central Illinois Ag; Founder, Colby AgTech

Chad’s Illinois family farm background honed his “tech geek” senses at an early age. With that skill set, he added a pilot’s license and passion for aviation, then combined it with a continued fascination with agricultural technology. Along with his general manager duties at Central Illinois Ag (Case IH dealership), he shares his tech geek expertise with many audiences across the globe, touting the value of drones, sensors, imagery and much more.

Tom Buman
Founder, Agren

For the past 21 years, Tom Buman has led the Agren team https://www.agrentools.com, producing innovative results for clients. Responsible for driving business development and strategic partnerships, Tom is highly regarded for his creativity, innovation and commitment to developing solutions to further soil health and soil conservation.  Tom will be discussing new layers they have developed to help farmers understand how changes in their farming systems will influence soil health and how that translates to increased yield.

Mitchell Hora
Washington County, Iowa farmer

Mitchell is a farmer and the owner Continuum Ag http://www.continuumagllc.com : a consulting and data management company with a focus on soil health.  Continuum Ag works with farmers, consultants, and agribusinesses around the world to quantify and improve soil health properties.  Continuum Ag collected 1,000 Haney soil health tests in 2017 and is using repetitive testing to determine changes in nutrient availability, throughout the growing season, as influenced by management practices, products, weather, and soil biology.

John Jansen
North American Commercial Lead, The Climate Corporation

Raised in Muscatine, Iowa and twice a graduate from University of Iowa (BSE in Chemical Engineering and MBA), John is focused on helping farmers increase yields and reduce risk through Climate FieldView’s platform insights and decision tools. Transformative digital technologies are shaping the future of farming in new and exciting ways. Join us to learn how Climate’s in-house R&D and open, digital platform will help harness the value of ag data and bring innovation to farmers, faster.

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