Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Moderator: Kerry Knuth
Delivering on the Promise of Decision Ag
Patrick Crampton (speaker)
Chief Operating Officer
Farmers Edge
Winnipeg, MB R3T 3N9
Patrick's passion for agriculture is deeply rooted. He was born and raised on his family's fifth generation farm in Manitou, Manitoba. His grassroots foundation in agriculture, combined with his academics - a B.SC in Agricultural Economics (Hons), University of Guelph and a Masters in Business Administration, Queens University, has fueled his global agricultural career. Patrick's leadership has included such roles as Vice President of Business and Product Development at Agrisoma Biosciences, Global Business Manager at Syngenta AG and Head of Marketing for Syngenta Canada. Patrick's passion, global expertise and agricultural insights assist in the leadership of Farmers Edge product innovations designed to support growers worldwide with cutting edge technology and services in the pursuit of increased efficiencies, productivity and sustainability for the advancement of agriculture worldwide. Like the rest of his team at Farmers Edge, his role as Chief Product Officer is not only what he does - it's who he is. After all, farming is in his blood.
Length (approx): 20 min
From Pixels to Profits

Using imagery, yield, and geographic data layers to streamline and prioritize critical in-season activities for the retailer and farmer

Max Bruner (speaker)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Forbes 30 under 30, U.S. Harry S. Truman Scholar, and former investment advisor at the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. MPhil Technology Policy, University of Cambridge. B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Length (approx): 20 min
CropMetrics Precision Solutions in Water

CropMetrics Precision Solutions in Water
Partnering with Technology: Increasing Profits & Improving People

In the last few years VRI has been one of the top topics in the industry ..and will continue to be.  Why is that? Equip your team with the knowledge to bring your 2017 profits to the next level. VRI-Simplified.  Lets clear the water on VRI today!​

Kylen Hunt (speaker)
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Kylen Hunt is the CSO for CropMetrics, a precision agriculture solutions company focusing on precision water management. In the last 15 years, Kylen has worked on a variety of aspects in precision Ag. Of all he has done, getting involved in water has given him the resources to see the greatest results on the irrigated acre. At CropMetrics, Kylen leads sales and works their dealer network to provide farmers with the best solutions for their fields.
Length (approx): 20 min
When Did Farming Become Paper Pushing?

The days of just farming are over with the rise of mandatory reporting requirements for farms everywhere and for every crop type.  This presentation will cover how new mobile technology can help auto-complete reports for Global GAP, Water Use, Chemical Use, Food Safety, Crop Insurance, Compliance, NRCS and many more. See how producers and agribusinesses of all sizes and disciplines are reducing their dependency on paper in its many forms. Learn how to ensure that you capture complete and quality Electronic Farm Records to make better informed decisions; to streamline the reporting process; and to provide evidence of a well-managed, sustainable farm. 

Jonathan Sherrill (speaker)
Vice President of Sales
Tuscon, AZ, AZ 85701
Mr. Sherrill has 20+ years of strategic business development and consulting experience with an emphasis on niche solutions within the Agriculture, Real Estate, Conservation and Outdoor Markets. He has a drive for problem solving that keeps him tuned into the needs of the Producer and helping them find a balance between the push and pull of technology innovation and execution. Over the last decade he has facilitated consulting services to Farm Management and Agriculture Asset Management Groups; Multinational Agribusinesses; and both Farm and Ranch Owner/Operators on four continents. Previous to CropTrak he spearheaded early stage cross-channel adoption of the Climate FieldView platform. He is a father of 5, an avid outdoorsman, and calls Zionsville, IN home. 
Length (approx): 20 min
Digital Farming; Harvesting the New Hybrid of Data

Today, growers are faced with constrained resources and low market prices as they try to optimize production. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology provides efficiency-boosting approaches to farm management, precision agriculture, and the mobile office. Mastery over spatial data is a vital component of any solution. Esri’s ArcGIS platform supports agribusiness in making meaningful maps, visualizing and sharing analysis, ingesting data from imagery and drones, and tackling big data and raster analytics. Whether you are an ag retailer looking to optimize production, a solution provider looking to build on a rich, powerful GIS platform, or an organization looking for smart templates, easy to deploy widgets and expertise, Esri can help.

Charlie Magruder (speaker)
Agriculture Practice Lead, Esri
St. Charles, MO 98501
Charlie is the Agriculture Practice Lead for Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), offering the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology with more than 1 million users in over 130 countries. Charlie leads the Agriculture Sales and Technical Team at Esri while also serving as the primary contact for Esri’s International Distributors and Worldwide Regional Offices who are engaged in ag-specific opportunities. Charlie has worked in the Geospatial field for 25 years helping organizations adopt, develop, and advance their spatial technology needs. Born in Missouri, and raised in Ohio, Charlie’s free time is spent volunteering with multiple charitable organizations and following the “11-time World Series Champions” Saint Louis Cardinals. You’ll recognize Charlie at InfoAg, he’s the guy wearing a western snap shirt!
Length (approx): 40 min