2016
St. Louis, Missouri

Speaker Details

InfoAg 2016

Matt Bechdol
ADC Interim Executive Director
Agricultural Data Coalition
3944 SR 327
Auburn, IN 46706
Biography
Matt Bechdol is the interim executive director of the Agricultural Data Coalition (ADC). Bechdol is also President of GeoSilos, a consulting firm focused on leveraging mapping analysis for agribusiness, policy and economics, across the food and agriculture sector. For 20 years, Bechdol has specialized in applications of spatial analysis and remote sensing for agriculture and natural resources. He began his career as a consultant at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center investigating imaging, wireless and GIS technologies for precision agriculture. He then spent a decade at ESRI, the world-leading geographic information system software firm focusing on the agriculture and natural resources sector. Bechdol received his bachelor's degree in public affairs from Indiana University, a master's degree in geographic and cartographic science from George Mason University, a master's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a master's in business administration from Indiana University. In 2005, he and his family returned home to Auburn, Indiana, after 10 years in the Washington, D.C., area and now lives on the farm's 1864 Indiana homestead where his daughter represents the seventh generation of farming.