InfoAg 2018 Presentation
Industry / Education

Grand D
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
9:00am to 9:40am


This discussion will focus on the importance of university-industry partnerships including examples of how industry can work with and support education institutions.  This talk highlights collaboration efforts supporting growth for industry, universities, and the advancement of agriculture.  Questions and discussion are welcomed.


Shane Swedlund

Engineering Manager
Raven Industries

Shane Swedlund is an Engineering Manager with Raven Industries who also manages University Relations for the Applied Technology Division. Shane works with South Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and other universities on engineering, precision agriculture, internships, and collaboration opportunities. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from SDSM&T in 1992. Shane currently serves on advisory boards for the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, as well as the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. Shane has worked with Raven Industries for over 25 years – in that time he has held a variety of engineering and management positions within three of their divisions. Over the past 18 years his efforts have been focused on Precision Agriculture.