IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference Agenda
INTERCONNECTIVITY: THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE. SHARED.
Wednesday, June 26
Topic: Where Interconnecting Technology Will Take Us
The rapid increase in technological tools - on both sides of the farm gate - is creating opportunities for new ways to capture, compare and analyze data from every corner and every facet of your farming operation. What could your farm look like in the near future? How will you manage the ever-increasing amount of current and historical data you and your suppliers, your sensors and systems generate about your farm? In this kick-off session, we’ll set the stage on where interconnected agriculture can go and how we will get there.
Session 1: "The Future of Your Farm and Interconnecting Technology"
Hear what innovative thinkers from top manufacturers say about where precision agriculture and data integration are headed
Jerry Roell, from John Deere, discusses machine-to-machine-to-farm-to-service center communication.
Paul Welbig, Raven Industries, shows how ag retailers and other farm service organizations will integrate your data to support decision making and profitability.
Kelby Kleinsasser, from Ag Integrated will explain how all the interconnected systems on and off your farm will securely transfer, translate and store your data – making it accessible wherever you are, whenever you need it.
Plus, a presentation by Dr. Andrey Skotnikov, a global authority on farm technology, and Mike Martin, Director of Content, IDEAg Group
Session 2: "What’s Working and What’s Coming Next for Precision Ag & Prescriptive Farming?"
Learn what three producers are doing to leverage technology and improve their operations and their bottom line. They’ll talk about the challenges, expectations and success, and what they hope to do next to turn data into information that supports decisions.
As farm technology improves, so does the need for agri-services companies to improve what they offer. We’ll get insight from a progressive co-op on how they see the broader ag landscape changing and how they’re investing in developing technology to help lead customers into the next phase of precision agriculture and prescriptive farming.
There’s a pretty good chance that your next crop management tool . . . will fly. Professor Kevin Price, from Kansas State University, isn’t playing with drones, he’s putting them to work. Take a look at the equipment he’s using and you’ll understand why Unmanned Aerial Systems might be part of your crop consultant’s fleet – or your fleet!
Evening Welcome Reception with Keynote Presentation
“The Interconnectivity of Land, Management & Profitability”
Nationally-recognized authority, Dr. Michael Swanson, senior economist with Wells Fargo, provides his unique perspective and analysis on land values and considering what he terms the “scale vs. scope” of your farming business.
Thursday, June 27
Session 3: Ag Outlook
We step back from on-farm technology to provide important perspective on issues that can affect your decision-making and your profitability. You won’t want to miss what these three experts have to say:
“Volatile Weather, Volatile Yields”
Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, who will show why we may see several more years of volatile weather – and with it – volatile swings in yields, along with a sidebar discussion on the new weather sensing stations being installed throughout Iowa.
“Interconnected Issues of Weather, Transportation & Logistics”
Ken Eriksen, Informa Economics, will provide background research and valuable data about the "Interconnected Issues of Weather, Transportation & Logistics"– all of which can impact your prices and profits. Eriksen is the leader of Informa's transportation and logistics services and works with major U.S. providers of transportation services and shippers.
“The Interconnectivity of Global Demand, Uncertainty and Your Need to Manage Risk”
Jay O'Neil, of Kansas State University & O’Neil Commodity Consulting, emphasizes "The Interconnectivity of Global Demand, Uncertainty and Your Need to Manage Risk." He will also cover what long-term strategies offer promise and how to manage for day-to-day success.
Session 4: "Data Integration from Harvest-to-Planting"
Leading authorities from manufacturers, suppliers and software creators will cover these key areas:
- Gathering and optimizing value from yield data
- Soil testing and field mapping – update on what’s being used and why
- Using yield mapping and field mapping to guide application decisions.
- Using historical data to improve ROI
- With all this data moving through the cloud – is it secure? How do we know? How do we ensure data security?
“The Power of Knowledge. Shared. That’s our theme, but is agriculture willing to pool and share data that helps everyone become more efficient and productive? “
Matt Bechdol, President of GeoSilos, discusses current and emerging efforts to integrate seed, soil, applications, yield data, and economics with the objective of voluntarily sharing data for improved operations and performance benchmarking on the farm and achieving benefits across the value chain. Is it feasible? Find out!
More speaker information coming soon!
Schedule subject to change.