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Tue Aug 3, 2021
7:30 AM
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Room: Grand ABCD
Keynote Presentation: Chris Weaver, The Podfather 2020 Winner, Sixth-Generation Farmer, & Agronomist [9:00 am]
- Chris Weaver
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Room: Regency AB
Moderator: Jason Troendle
InField: Connecting Growers and Advisors for Improved Production Efficiency and Collaboration [10:00 am]
- Zach Worden
The Journey to Synchronous Agriculture [10:20 am]
- Patrick Sanders
Driving Profitability Through Operational Efficiency [10:40 am]
- Jeremy W. Wilson
Transforming the Tsunami of Ag Data into Practical and Innovative Insights [11:00 am]
- Karolyn Terpstra
Accelerating Yara’s Solutions Approach [11:20 am]
- Trey Cutts
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In this reset of the carbon market we’ll explore the possibilities for farmers and their retailers. We will explore how precision agriculture helps manage carbon and data to participate in this market.
Room: Regency AB
Moderator: Dianna Bagnall
Soil Carbon Markets 101: Terms to Know [12:30 pm]
- Dianna Bagnall
Preparing Your Customers for the Carbon Market [12:40 pm]
- Jamie Ridgely
Field Measurements (How Carbon Sampling Differs from Fertility Sampling) [12:50 pm]
- Tyler Lund
Laboratory Carbon Analysis… What’s the Difference? [1:00 pm]
- Julie Howe
Carbon Market Today [1:10 pm]
- Dan Linsky
Carbon Markets Panel [1:20 pm]
- Dianna Bagnall
- Julie Howe
- Dan Linsky
- Tyler Lund
- Jamie Ridgely
It is coming, if a ways off. Automating jobs and processes are happening today on farms around the country. We will look at how this trend may impact labor and other issues as well as address how to get started with autonomy and robotics.
Room: Grand ABC
Moderator: James Brehm
Why Autonomy? [12:30 pm]
- Craig Rupp
Operations Planning for Autonomous Equipment [12:40 pm]
- Nick Morrow
Robotics for Boosting Retail Services [12:50 pm]
- Troy Fiechter
Transitioning to Robotics in Row-Crop Production [1:00 pm]
- Santosh Pitla
Autonomy at the Dealership [1:10 pm]
- Dominic Walkes
Autonomy/Robotics Panel [1:20 pm]
- Troy Fiechter
- Nick Morrow
- Santosh Pitla
- Craig Rupp
- Dominic Walkes
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Room: Regency AB
Moderator: Jason Troendle
Integrate Farm Accounting, Operations and Agronomy for the Future [2:00 pm]
- Ian Harley
- Aaron Hunt
See Change - Change the World [2:10 pm]
- Misty Tucker
As Operations Expand, How Do We Exceed Service Demands and Attract More Customers? [2:20 pm]
- Taylor Wetli
Enterprise Scalability & Connectivity for Drones [2:30 pm]
- Nathan Stein
Hidden Potential in Crop Insurance [2:40 pm]
- Dawn Stoppelmoor
Capturing Data Points in the Grain Supply Chain [2:50 pm]
- Dane Braun
Room: Midway
Room: Midway
3:30 PM
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Opportunities exist in conservation stewardship programs for PA technologies, EEFs, and other conservation tools aided by precision systems. We will look at how these opportunities include benefits for retailers serving farmers.
Room: Regency AB
Moderator: Sid Parks
Whole Farm Conservation Planning in Ag Retail [3:30 pm]
- Adam Jones
Understanding the Impact of Practice Changes to Profitability [3:40 pm]
- Jeremy W. Wilson
Precision Agronomy to Protect Farmer Profits and the Environment [3:50 pm]
- Todd Nichols
Precision Tools in Conservation [4:00 pm]
- Jay Matthews
PA for Conservation Programs Panel [4:10 pm]
- Adam Jones
- Jay Matthews
- Todd Nichols
- Jeremy W. Wilson
Farm Journal’s social purpose initiative Trust In Food have been collaborating with The Sustainability Consortium since early 2020 to provide the insights and solutions needed to increase the flow of data from the farm. With fresh data from its annual survey “Farmer Perspectives on Data,” the Trust in Food team will present key takeaways for trusted advisers in how they can advance the needed steps with farmers to capture, report and optimize data. Following the key takeaways, Nate Birt, Vice President, Development & Programming, Trust In Food will moderate a panel discussion
Room: Grand ABC
Moderator: Amy Skoczlas
Bridging the Gap with Farm Data [3:30 pm]
- John Linder
- Carrie Vollmer-Sanders
- Amy Skoczlas
- Jeff Peters
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Wed Aug 4, 2021
7:30 AM
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Retailers want to bring the latest products to farmers, but how to evaluate this new spectrum of products. We will get a retail ag industry perspective and hear from researchers on best methods for evaluating new products.
Room: Regency AB
Moderator: Curt Woolfolk
An Academic's Approach to Testing New Products [8:30 am]
- Brian Arnall
EEF Innovation – A Manufacture/Wholesale Perspective [8:40 am]
- Robert Mullen
Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers – AAPFCO’s Efforts and Perspective [8:50 am]
- James Bartos
Retail Vetting of EEF’s [9:00 am]
- Thad Becker
EEFs: Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Panel [9:10 am]
- Brian Arnall
- James Bartos
- Thad Becker
- Robert Mullen
Precision services represent a new model and income stream for many retailers, but how to shift from product-based sales to services? We will hear from retailers who have been successful in the service-based arena. Competition for acres and farmer dollars intensifies from FBN and online vendors. We will look at the economic impact on retailers and how some retailers are meeting the challenge to deliver what customers want as well as addressing how to find the right people for precision.
Room: Grand ABC
Moderator: Dave Stanko
Better Service, More Acres, Happier Employees [8:30 am]
- Bret Sitzmann
Elevating Precision Ag: Drones for In-Field Applications [8:40 am]
- Dudley Stephens
Switching Careers to Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture [8:50 am]
- Paul Dudley
Precision Technology Changes in Ag Retail [9:00 am]
- Jason Leary
Business Topics: Management Panel [9:10 am]
- Paul Dudley
- Jason Leary
- Bret Sitzmann
- Dudley Stephens
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Room: Midway
Room: Midway
Room: Midway
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What is top of mind for farmers are they are navigating the opportunities and challenges of carbon marketplaces? And what is the role of the trusted adviser? With leading information from the Carbon Innovation Center, a rundown of the dozen available programs to U.S. farmers will be shared, which includes key differentiators of each. Farm Journal’s team will present the top questions farmers are asking, how trusted advisers fit into the process of carbon capture and measurement, and what are the notable gaps in information. This session will also detail policy updates and share the challenges ahead.
Room: Regency AB
Farmer Perspectives on Carbon [10:30 am]
- Margy Eckelkamp
- Amy Skoczlas
Satellites, planes, UAVs: there is no shortage of sources for remote sensing data, but how do you track soil and crop health and make in-season decisions based on imagery. We will look at today’s most common uses. We will hear from those who include imagery in their in-season strategies for working with farmers and improving yields.
Room: Grand ABC
Moderator: Jeff Keiser
Introduction to OpTIS 2.0: A New Version of the Operational Tillage Information System [10:30 am]
- David Gustafson
Intelligent Imagery; from an Agronomist’s Perspective [10:40 am]
- Jim Hedrick
Next Generation Use Cases of Satellite Data for Agriculture [10:50 am]
- Misty Tucker
Using Imagery as Part of a Precision Package [11:00 am]
- Ty Tucker
Full In-Season Monitoring for Management and Product Performance Validation [11:10 am]
- Orlando Saez
Remote Sensing Panel [11:20 am]
- David Gustafson
- Jim Hedrick
- Orlando Saez
- Misty Tucker
- Ty Tucker
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Engineering capabilities are outpacing agronomic knowledge. We address how to improve agronomic trials to determine how to leverage the tools available. This agronomy close look will include on-farm trials, seed genetics, liquid starter and the confluence of planters, genetics, and fertilizer.
Room: Regency AB
Moderator: Noah Freeman
G x M in Wheat for Efficiency, Yield, and End-Use [2:00 pm]
- Brian Arnall
Uniform Field Conditions Don't Exist: Why Plant Uniform Prescriptions? [2:10 pm]
- Aaron Gault
NK Cropwise Seed Selector [2:20 pm]
- Macy Heetland
Nutrient Map to Higher Corn Yield [2:30 pm]
- John Brien
Bayer’s Short Stature Corn Unlocks Innovation in Agronomic Systems [2:40 pm]
- Kelly Gillespie
Matching Genetics with Nutrients Panel [2:50 pm]
- Brian Arnall
- John Brien
- Aaron Gault
- Kelly Gillespie
- Macy Heetland
Scouting fields maintains its importance as an in-season activity, but what are the challenges of covering the acres for modern farm operations. We will look at leveraging precision tools to extend a scout’s coverage and how to organize the data into action.
Room: Grand ABC
Moderator: James Brehm
Intra-Canopy Sensing with AI for Crop Stress Determination [2:00 pm]
- Scott Shearer
MFA’s Crop Trak Program- Utilizing Technology to Provide Agronomic Solutions [2:10 pm]
- Kaitlin Flick
Using Drones in North Dakota Agriculture [2:20 pm]
- Justin Knott
A Maturing Industry: It’s Not About the Hardware Anymore [2:30 pm]
- Simcha Shore
Scouting Reloaded Panel [2:40 pm]
- Kaitlin Flick
- Justin Knott
- Scott Shearer
- Simcha Shore
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