Session
Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Wed Jul 26, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Moderator: Cindy Zimmerman
Panel Discussion - Making digital agriculture work for your business and on your customers’ farms (repeat)

Join our panel of retailers, dealers and growers to discuss practical application of digital tools, creating value for farm operations and innovative solutions to increase service revenue. The interactive session is open for questions from the audience and is designed to create a natural dialogue. Come and learn what it takes to develop a sound digital strategy that meets the needs of growers and delivers tangible business outcomes.

Kolby Nichol (speaker)
Head of Key Account Management
Farmers Edge
Winnepeg, MB R3P 2M5
CA
Kolby Nichol grew up on a grain farm in rural Manitoba. His passion and motivation in his role at Farmers Edge is to pursue the many commercial connections between agronomy and the economy. Kolby’s goal is to find opportunities where the value that Farmers Edge™ provides growers is relevant and sustainable for the long-term.
Length (approx): 20 min
 
SageInsights Showcase

Justin Steinke, Director of Business Development for DN2K (a parent company of SageInsights) will discuss the future of MyAgCentral. This customer-centric platform aggregates and simplifies data, bringing value to all aspects of agribusiness. Through the consolidation and analysis of data, retailers and service providers have been able to significantly improve productivity, efficiency and ultimately build better relationships with their customers. Looking forward Justin will discuss the importance of data quality and emergence of mobile engagement in MyAgCentral.

Justin Steinke (speaker)
DN2K
Justin Steinke is the Director of Business Development for DN2K, a data intelligence software company focused on breaking down data silos and creating a new level of data efficiency within the agricultural industries. Previous to DN2K, Justin has worked in a wide array of big data industries including aviation, commercial UAV’s and a number of DoD/Intel programs. Please visit www.sageinsights.com to learn more about the MyAgCentral platform.
Length (approx): 20 min
 
Decision driven data collection, enabling the grower to make informed decisions

AGCO Corporation is conducting their second annual Crop Tour event. This is a coordination of 7 different growing plots in different regions of the US. Different crops, assorted soil types and varying weather conditions combine to deliver the highest diversity in agriculture growing environments. Fuse technology is networked in the wide assortment of AGCO tools including tillage, planting, spray application and harvesting in every step of the process. This innovative fusion of technology and planting diversity is rendering data that will give Fuse the ability to maximize yield from every square yard. Listen to this story and how Fuse Connected Services are at the forefront of agriculture predictive analytics.  

Cody Light (speaker)
Strategic Marketing Manager for Fuse®, AGCO North America
AGCO
Duluth, GA
US
Cody began his career with an AGCO dealer in 2009 working in the Parts and Technology team. Since then, he held roles with a Topcon dealer and later the Trimble organization, covering the Northeast US and Eastern Canada. Cody joined AGCO in 2013 in the role of Product Specialist within the Key Account Management (KAM) team covering Ohio Ag and MacAllister Ag in Indiana and Ohio. In 2015, Cody joined AGCO’s North America Fuse marketing team, focusing on AGCO’s precision farming solutions. Cody attended the University of Northwestern Ohio with a focus in high performance motor sports.
Length (approx): 20 min
 
ClearAg: Focusing on Ag Management Zones

Precision agriculture can create significant value through analytics of in-field variability, resulting in a better-informed crop input and field management strategy, which supports producer profitability on an aggregate farm business scale.  Iteris has extensive experience in the characterization of moisture transport within the soil profile and is introducing improved market value for our precision ag customers who want to apply this to agricultural challenges managing soil nutrients and moisture to optimize crop production. “ClearAg Focus” offers new platform capabilities that can characterize these factors in each field crop management zone based on proven soil physical property relationships.  Iteris’ newest product, “ClearAg IMFocus” is particularly important as it integrates the ClearAg Focus platform capability in order to make irrigation water and energy use more efficient, while optimizing water uptake by crops.

Caleb Midgley (speaker)
Scientific Software Project Manager at Iteris
Iteris
Santa Ana, CA, NA
US
Caleb Midgley is Product Manager for the Irrigation Advisor Capabilities at Iteris. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in Meteorology with 10+ years of experience in applying innovative science to solve real world solutions within client facing platforms, with experience in both the government and private sectors.
Length (approx): 20 min