Session
Title: Sponsor Showcase 1
Date: Tue Jul 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Moderator: Liz Magill
Transforming Precision Agriculture through Full-Scope Connectivity

Connecting agronomy data to business systems has historically been challenging for players in the precision agriculture industry. Full scope connectivity can provide companies with a single view of their business, analytics to draw actionable insights, and better B2B integration. Learn how Proagrica is forging a path toward this new era of precision ag by combining agronomic workflow and geospatial data with ERP, finance systems, and other business solutions to deliver a single-view that will transform the way you do business.

Matt Waits (speaker)
CEO
Proagrica Enterprise, Operations, Support & Management
Stillwater, OK
US
Matt Waits is CEO of the Americas for Proagrica – formerly known as SST Software. Since 1999, Matt has guided the development of enterprise level data management platforms that provide decision support tools to help farmers worldwide achieve long term sustainability. This platform is now the chosen infrastructure for data management and services for 130 million acres across the United States, Canada, Australia and South America. Proagrica’s ongoing mission is to integrate and revolutionize data capabilities across the agricultural supply chain to create future productivity gains. Matt has led the integration of the two businesses solutions that enhance the services provided to agronomists and growers. This integration has opened up exciting opportunities for the development of business intelligence and analytics tools which Matt is leading utilizing Proagrica’s agX platform, delivering a new generation of geospatial analytics. Currently working on cross-platform integration for Proagrica’s suite of data solutions through increased visibility and communication, Matt is determined to see his vision of profitable and cohesive data-driven agriculture become a reality.
Length (approx): 40 min
 
Find Your 20

An increase of 20 percent efficiency in your operation is no small figure. This is a percentage you will feel. And finding an extra 20 percent of anything, especially from an experience with one family of products, is nearly unheard of. Until now. 20 percent is what ag retailers are finding when they use Raven’s Connected Workflow™ solutions to sync their operations from office to field and back again. Through work order generation, field application, and real-time invoice creation, everything runs faster and more precisely than ever before. It’s all thanks to Raven bringing together the capabilities of AgSync, Slingshot, and Viper 4 into one solution designed to work together and integrate with your existing systems to create a closed loop and seamless workflow process. It means more visibility, control, and accuracy, all rolled up into an intuitive system that is also easy to use. That’s a whole lot of efficiency. And it could all be yours. Come find your 20.

Paul Welbig (speaker)
Director of Slingshot Services and Logistics
Raven Applied Technology
Round Rock, TX 78664
US
Paul Welbig is the Director of Slingshot Services and Logistics for Raven Industries in its Applied Technology Division. He's a farm kid that earned an Agronomy degree from South Dakota State University and has always enjoyed finding ways technology and agriculture can intersect to help improve productivity and profitability in farming operations. For over 20 years, Paul has been actively involved in the precision ag industry and was recently named as one of the Most Influential Precision Farming Advocates in 2017.
Length (approx): 40 min
 
Improving Your Farmgate Conversations

Isn’t it time to talk about something other than Pounds, Gallons, Bushels or Hardware when you meet with your growers? Join us to hear about tools that will improve your farmgate dialog.

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

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