Session
Title: Seeding Decisions
Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Moderator: Donavon Taves
Seed Selection : Making Choices with Technology, or Not?

What all goes into seed selection, the basic old way and with new technology.  Which one is used more?

Kerry Knuth (speaker)
CEO, CFO, & Operations Manager
Knuth Farms
Mead, NE
US
Kerry Knuth is a third generation farmer, graduate of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) and a member of Association of Agricultural Production Executives (AAPEX). Kerry has spoken at conferences on the topics of implementing managerial accounting software into his farming operation and the need for standardization of data across agricultural sectors and their multiple software platforms. His use of precision technology in agriculture encompass the progression of GPS from WAAS guided light bars to sub inch RTK. Passive to active machine control and desktop agricultural software to cloud based platforms. Kerry has experienced the growth in the use of cellular connectivity in agriculture beginning on Knuth Farms in 1996 for remote control of center pivot irrigation to today
Length (approx): 40 min
 
Agronomic Lessons from Data Analysis

With Premier Crop finishing its 17th crop year, Dan will share agronomic examples of how growers and their advisors are using data analysis to drive higher profits and make more environmentally sustainable decisions.

Dan Frieberg (speaker)
CEO
Premier Crop Systems, LLC
Des Moines, IA 50321
US
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