Tue, Jul 17, 2018
3:40pm to 4:20pm
The biggest challenge facing data services in agriculture is clear and concise demonstration of the value added outcomes from investing in data resources. EFC Systems is focusing the development and deployment of their tools on data driven agronomic planning that starts with deep understanding of the profitability of each management decision at a sub-acre scale. This focus establishes clear value and measurable progress for the advisor with their farmer customer. This session will discuss how this philosophy and approach is delivered through EFC Systems tools.
Dr. Dave Muth VP of Agronomic Planning & Sustainability at EFC Systems. Inc. He and his colleagues at EFC Systems are developing precision data services for retail ag supporting agronomic planning and sustainability applications. David joined EFC Systems through the acquisition of AgSolver, an ag technology start-up he co-founded in 2013. David grew up on a family farm in North Central Iowa and currently supports the growing operation. David is trained as a mechanical engineer receiving his PhD from Iowa State University.
Dr. David Muth is a co-founder at AgSolver Inc. located in Ames, IA. He and his partners at AgSolver are developing decision services for agronomic applications. David is using AgSolver's advanced data management and environmental process modeling technology to develop a suite of precision agriculture analysis and data services. David is focused on developing AgSolver’s Precision Business Planning approach to land management.
He attended Luther College in Decorah, IA, receiving a degree in physics and minor in mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. Prior to joining AgSolver, David led a research team at Idaho National Laboratory working on bioenergy feedstock production and logistics analysis.
Ernie Chappell is the founder and CEO of EFC Systems, Inc. Founded in 1988, EFC Systems, Inc. is focused on creating technology solutions for ag retailers, to make their team trusted advisors to growers by providing tools to enhance profitability and sustainability. Chappell has degrees in both science and business and combined his financial background and software development experience to create Merchant Ag, FieldAlytics and AgSolver, all a part of EFC Systems, Inc. Ernie lives in Brentwood, TN with his wife(Amanda) and their children(Evan, Elliott & Emerson).