Title: PrecisionAg Professional Plenary Session
Date: Wed Jul 26, 2017
Time: 10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator: Paul Schrimpf
ISPA Message

The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) welcomes you to InfoAg and invites you to participate in the 14th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, June 24-27, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. More information is available at 

Ken Sudduth (speaker)
Research Agricultural Engineer
USDA-ARS Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit
Columbia, MO 65211
Dr. Ken Sudduth is an agricultural engineer with the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA in Columbia, Missouri where for over 25 years he has led a team conducting research in precision agriculture. His research interests include soil property sensing and measurement and interpretation of crop and soil variability. He also teams with soil scientists and agronomists to apply these approaches in precision crop management systems. Sudduth is an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Missouri and Past-President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture.
Length (approx): 10 min
The Survivor’s Guide to Thriving

In this keynote, Mark hits on several concepts, including:

  • Employee engagement statistics – what are the trends and impacts
  • Trigger>Thought Sequence – changing behavior by interrupting the process between triggers that cause negative thoughts and the end results
  • The Survivor’s Guide to Thriving Pyramid – the seven-step process to go from surviving to thriving in any behavior
  • The 6 Basic Human Needs – how having our basic needs met (or not met) affects behavior and action
  • The Transcendent Conversation – how to take people and results from “good” to “great”
  • Strengths in the Workplace – how leveraging individual strengths can impact not only that one person, but also positively influence overall productivity and engagement

Throughout all of this, Mark uses stories to connect concepts to real life experiences. 

Mark Jewell (speaker)
CEO & Founder
Mark Jewell Speaking & Training
Mark Jewell is a speaker, trainer and coach serving individuals and organizations by helping them STOP surviving and START thriving in any behavior. Leveraging his experience growing up on a unique farm in Minnesota, Mark brings stories from the past and turns them into relevant lessons today about what it takes to get out of survival mode and start thriving in all areas of life. For nearly 20 years, Mark has been dedicated to improving the lives of the people he works with and helping them reach their full potential. As the founder and CEO of Mark Jewell Speaking & Training, Mark and his team are dedicated to making sure their clients refuse to settle for average. Through training and coaching programs like Millennial Mastermind for Agribusiness, The Thriving Leader and the Agribusiness Relationship Mastery Experience, Mark helps clients become better leaders and salespeople by developing both their mindset AND skillset. After all – the only way to live is to choose to start thriving in all aspects today!
Length (approx): 60 min