Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Moderator: Jim Pollock
GiSC is working on behalf of the grower community and its members to make sure their voice is recognized when it comes to operational data. In addition to representing the grower, GiSC is focused on working to develop industry relationships and means for growers to be able to own the data coming off their operations.
Jeff's passion for being "forward thinking" has pushed him into early adoption of many technology's that provide high rates of return on his farm. His participation in Precision Solutions, a precision think tank and data management company, have started to achieve a goal of Jeff's in harnessing the power of data to advance productivity and start making profitable decisions with it. Jeff will talk about the role of data in managing his farm and making production decisions.
The Agricultural Data Coalition, or ADC, is dedicated to helping farmers get the most out of their newest asset. Its mission is focused on designing, creating and managing a central repository where farmers can store their information and oversee how it is accessed. Data farming will be key to agriculture's future, and farmers should be in control. Matt Bechdol, ADC Interim Executive Director, will offer an update on ADC vision and progress, how it can benefit the entire value chain, and how it compliments other efforts in the data driven space.