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St. Louis, Missouri


InfoAg 2016 Presentation
Data & Data Projects

Grand ABC
Thu, Aug 4, 2016
10:00am to 11:00am

How to Evaluate Data

The old adage, “garbage in-garbage out,” rings true with precision data. Farmers and retailers have data – mounds of data. The question is what to do with the data, and how do you filter out the actionable data? This panel will provide a discussion from a few perspectives on the current state of data and offer a primer for factors to consider when evaluating your data. What makes for good data? How can big data analytics – particularly from multiple sources and platforms – be delivered to farmers in an actionable format? What should you know to ensure you’re making decisions from reliable data?


Randy Barker

Managing Director

KC Ting

Professor and Head Department of Agricultural and Biological
University of Illinois

Neal Horrom

Crop Production Services