Date: Thu Jul 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moderator: Harold Reetz
Bringing together the innovativeness of a small company and the scale of a big company can create opportunities neither could get on their own, but establishing and maintaining relationships can be challenging. Chris Rhodes has been on both sides of the table and will talk about ways to improve the odds of success. This discussion will identify pain points, walk through solutions and lessons learned, and will help create understanding of the challenges of both sides so that your next alliance can be more successful.
Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water... another price shock. Change is the only constant - so you need to be as efficient and as productive as possible. Technology for its own sake is fun to experiment with - but who has the time? You need simple, straightforward solutions to common business workflow challenges. We will explore how to build a farm management and analysis system that serves your specific needs, or simply leverage simple ready-made solutions.
Blockchain, best known as the underlying technology of Bitcoin, can also be used for all industries, including the agriculture industry. This program provides an introduction to Blockchain—what the technology is, how it works, what it does, and why it should be on the agriculture industry’s radar. The speaker will also describe how the use of Blockchain can benefit the process of tracing products and supply chains in agriculture, all while saving time and energy, as well as discuss applications of Blockchain for crop, livestock and product certification purposes, and reducing disputes in contractual situations.