Title: Data Decisions
Date: Tue Jul 17, 2018
Time: 3:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Moderator: Ben Gist
Data Decisions for Increased Profits

Dan will share real world examples on how growers and advisors can use their agronomic data to make better decisions.  And he’ll use results to demonstrate that most growers are leaving far more profit on the table than we previously realized.

Dan Frieberg (speaker)
Premier Crop Systems, LLC
Des Moines, IA 50321
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
Using Data to Fine Tune Crop Management

Intensive nutrient management has been an important part of our farm for the past several years.  We are now looking to fine tune our approaches with new technology to try to even better manage soil pH and possibly Nitrogen recommendations.  This presentation will show some our early findings and how we plan to change our approach to soil sampling and limestone applications.  Also included will be a short discussion of the Grain Traceability Proof of Concept completed on our farm last fall and how this technology could be the foundation to higher quality yield data we use in our fertility recommendations.

Jeremy W. Wilson (speaker)
Senior Vice President Digital Agronomic Solutions
EFC Systems
Newton, IL, NA 62448

Jeremy was raised on a family farm near Olney, Illinois where he operates an 800 acre grain farm with family. He graduated from Wabash Valley Jr. College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture Production and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University in May of 1995. He started his working career with a Crop Insurance Company as a loss adjuster in 1995 then went to work for Wabash Valley Service Company as a crop specialist in 1999 and in July 2006 accepted the position as Technology Specialist for Crop IMS, an information management, scouting and technology company based in south central Illinois. In February of 2019 he was named Senior Vice President of Digital Agronomic Solutions for EFC Systems based in Brentwood Tennessee.  

Length (approx): 40 min
Ag Analytics: A Platform for Precision Risk Management

Ag-Analytics.Org is a free platform for farmers which is delivered through Cornell University. It allows producers to easily integrate precision and other data with soil, weather, and satellite imagery to make informed decisions. This session will show users how to integrate their data from other platforms and perform precision field budgeting analyses, field level insurance evaluations, and more.

Josh Woodard (speaker)
Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Finance
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
Dr. Woodard is a professor at Cornell University in Agricultural Finance and Business where he specializes in risk management, ag-technology and insurance. He is the founder of Ag-Analytics.Org, a free suite of analytical tools for farmers, and is an expert reviewer for the Federal Crop Insurance Program.
Length (approx): 40 min