Session
Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Thu Jul 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator: Cindy Zimmerman
Locked and Loaded. Is your team armed with the best tools for grower success?

The landscape in agriculture is continually changing.  It is now more important than ever for producers to reliably connect to their team of trusted advisors.  Explore how the MZB Network connects growers with their local consultants and service providers.  MZB’s cloud-based precision system provides a secure platform for agronomists, applicators, soil testers, and growers to efficiently collaborate and form a management plan.  It simply puts a new level of localized agronomy into the agronomist’s hands. 

Eddy Roesch (speaker)
Regional Sales Manager
MZB Technologies
Watertown, SD, NA 57201
US
Eddy Roesch is a Regional Sales Manager with MZB Technologies, an industry leading cloud based decision ag platform. Joining the MZB team in 2016 and based in Sabin, MN he focuses on dealer development and support throughout the upper United States and Canada. Growing up on a farm in north central South Dakota, Eddy has always had a passion for agriculture. His dynamic 20-year career in the ag industry has been spent in sales and leadership roles, primarily in the precision ag and application segments.
Length (approx): 20 min
 
Airbus AG Solutions

From imagery and data to knowledge and decision-making, Airbus Defence and Space provides technologies for Agriculture including: imagery planning and collection from the fleet of Airbus satellites, Overland processing including Airbus Biophysical Parameters, as well as customized imagery and data solutions. This presentation will highlight these capabilities and also demonstrate how Airbus currently provides actionable intelligence for Precision Agriculture, as well as a glimpse of what’s on the horizon with Airbus Aerial.  

Airbus was the first company to provide commercial Satellite imagery services in 1986 with SPOT 1 and has over 30 years’ experience utilizing imagery for Agriculture.  Today Airbus provides integrated technologies to provide guaranteed monitoring across multiple platforms including Satellites and UAVs along with automated processing solutions. 

Sky Rubin (speaker)
Agriculture Sales Manager
Airbus
Fort Collins, CO, NA 80525
US
Sky has worked in the remote sensing industry since 2007 across multiple verticals including Engineering, Oil & Gas and Agriculture. Sky reports to Sales Management in the US and also the Airbus AG solutions team in Toulouse. Sky is responsible for North American Agricultural and Environmental accounts and focuses on helping with custom solutions to maximize efficiency and provide the value to his clients. Sky is based the Airbus office in Fort Collins, Colorado, when not at work you are most likely to find him on a river fly fishing.
Length (approx): 20 min
 
MapShots
Clint Ingram (speaker)
MapShots
Cumming, GA 30040
US
Length (approx): 20 min
 
Encirca® Services: Insights You Can Grow On

Encirca services is enabling growers to leverage their data for insights and confidence all season long, year after year. See how our new suite of tools empower growers, helping them boost profits and unlock the potential of their seed genetics.

Travis Kriegshauser (speaker)
Senior Service Manager
Encirca Services, DuPont Pioneer
Johnston, IA 50131
US
Travis began his career in plant genetics with DuPont Pioneer in 2003 and joined the Encirca® services team in 2013 as the commercial unit lead in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. In 2015, he became senior services manager with Encirca® services. His current marketing and management responsibilities focus on the Encirca® services Decision Zones, nitrogen and soil fertility management and mobile platform development. Kriegshauser is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in agronomy and a minor in animal science, plus a master’s degree in plant breeding and genetics.
Length (approx): 20 min
 
Partnering for a Better Future for Farming

Join Jesse Vollmar, co-founder and CEO of FarmLogs to learn how FarmLogs is launching a new preferred partner program to deliver even more value through its products. He’ll share details on how FarmLogs’ independent technology platform helps farmers and their advisors connect the dots between operations and agronomy for a more profitable and efficient farming operation. From real-time budgeting and tracking to input planning, crop imagery, prescriptions and automatic activity recording, Jesse will talk about how the connected farm will pave the way for a smarter and more profitable operation. Today, FarmLogs is used by farmers that grow more than 70 million acres of row crops. And with these latest innovations, the company is extending that connected relationship beyond the farmer to their trusted network. Seize new opportunities with FarmLogs’ digital tools. Deepen your relationship with your growers. Become more integrated with their business. Help growers understand the direct connections between the field and their financials. Let’s connect and build a better future for farming. 

Jesse Vollmar (speaker)
Co-Founder and CEO
FarmLogs
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
US
Jesse Vollmar is co-founder and CEO of FarmLogs, the leading data science company focused on helping farmers use technology to create a better future for their farms. Since launching FarmLogs in 2012, Vollmar has grown the company to over $25 billion in crops under management and has raised $15 million in capital. He grew up on his familys fifth-generation farm in Michigan and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a BS in Computer Information Systems. Vollmar was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2014.
Length (approx): 20 min