Title: Data Analyses
Date: Wed Jul 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Moderator: Jeff Keiser
Prove It Works In My Fields

Precision ag adoption, specifically using data to make better decisions, has never reached the majority of growers or acres.  In addition, hundreds of new agronomic inputs are introduced each year but fail to gain market share because growers don’t believe the positive results from test plots can be duplicated in their fields.  Are all growers from Missouri – The Show Me State?  This presentation will focus on using precision ag technology and data analytics to validate which agronomic inputs, rates and practices work and where.

Dan Frieberg (speaker)
Premier Crop Systems, LLC
Des Moines, IA 50321
Dan Frieberg is CEO of Premier Crop Systems, LLC. Premier Crop is a leading precision ag data processing and analysis company located in Des Moines and entering their 19th crop year. Premier Crop data analysis drives better agronomic decisions that lead to higher yields and increased profits for their customers across the country. Our customers are leading retailers, agronomists and growers who are interested in discovering new knowledge that can be used to make better planning, production, and marketing decisions. With access to best management practices information, they are able to be more efficient, more profitable, and better stewards. Premier Crop is proud to be the behind-the-scenes technology provider for the best precision ag programs in the country. Dan grew up on a farm in Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University. His career includes wholesale fertilizer sales, retail management, serving as CEO of the Iowa Fertilizer and Chemical Association and later the Agribusiness Association of Iowa and business consulting
Length (approx): 40 min
Using Data to Drive Crop Production Decisions

In this session we will explore three unique methods that utilize data to drive crop production decisions behind the farm gate. These examples will range from developing a probability risk matrix using small plot research data, to developing prescription variable seeding rates in soybean using multiple on-farm replicated trials, to utilizing yield gap analysis from farmer supplied big data sets to drive grower decision making.

Shawn Conley (speaker)
Professor of Agronomy and State Soybean and Small Grains Extension Specialist
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Dr. Shawn P. Conley is a Professor of Agronomy and the State Soybean and Small Grain Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Conley’s research goal is to generate science based solutions to address real world problems in soybean and small grain production. This knowledge is then integrated and delivered through his Extension program. Dr. Conley has authored or co-authored 72 refereed journal articles and has spoken at >690 events and to >51,000 clients since beginning his academic career. Dr. Conley’s commitment to agriculture and the Wisconsin Idea has also led him to coauthor a children’s book entitled “Coolbean the Soybean”.
Length (approx): 40 min
Data Sharing and Data Islands

Service Providers are working with more data today from Growers than ever before.  Growers are also using “Cloud”-based systems to transfer data to and from field equipment. At the same time, more growers are choosing to share data with new “solutions” that offer better ways to use the data that is collected.  This is recreating an issue with grower data being stored in islands of sorts that as Services Providers we must navigate the waters correctly to download the needed data to create recommendation or provide analysis. This presentation will provide ideas on how Service Provider can work with Growers to use their data and how to make sure it is available when needed for decision-making.

Jeremy W. Wilson (speaker)
Senior Vice President Digital Agronomic Solutions
EFC Systems
Newton, IL, NA 62448

Jeremy was raised on a family farm near Olney, Illinois where he operates an 800 acre grain farm with family. He graduated from Wabash Valley Jr. College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture Production and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University in May of 1995. He started his working career with a Crop Insurance Company as a loss adjuster in 1995 then went to work for Wabash Valley Service Company as a crop specialist in 1999 and in July 2006 accepted the position as Technology Specialist for Crop IMS, an information management, scouting and technology company based in south central Illinois. In February of 2019 he was named Senior Vice President of Digital Agronomic Solutions for EFC Systems based in Brentwood Tennessee.  

Length (approx): 40 min