Session
Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Wed Jul 18, 2018
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Moderator: Rick Welder
Airbus Ag Solutions

From imagery and data to knowledge and decision-making, Airbus provides technologies for Agriculture including: imagery planning and collection from the fleet of Airbus satellites, Airbus Field Maps, processing satellite imagery into unrivalled, reliable mapping of vegetation status served via API, as well as customized imagery and data solutions. This presentation will highlight these capabilities and also demonstrate how Airbus currently provides actionable intelligence for Precision Agriculture, as well as a glimpse of what’s on the horizon with Airbus Aerial.  

Airbus was the first company to provide commercial satellite imagery services in 1986 with SPOT 1 and has over 30 years’ experience utilizing imagery for Agriculture.  Today Airbus provides integrated technologies to provide guaranteed monitoring across multiple platforms including satellites and UAVs along with automated processing solutions. 

Sky Rubin (speaker)
Agriculture Sales Manager
Airbus
Fort Collins, CO, NA 80525
US
Sky has worked in the remote sensing industry since 2007 across multiple verticals including Agriculture, Engineering, and Oil & Gas. Sky is responsible for the Agricultural and Environmental accounts in the Americas and focuses on helping with custom solutions to maximize efficiency and provide value to his clients. Sky is based the Airbus office in Fort Collins, Colorado, when not at work you are most likely to find him in exploring the Rocky Mountains.
Length (approx): 40 min
 
Sustainability Measures - Let Them Come Along For The Ride

Consumers want to know more than just that their food is safe, but also that the air, soil, and water around farms are being protected to the greatest extent possible.  Enterprise food producers, conservations groups, and consumers have coined this approach "sustainability".  

For COOPs, farmers, and food producers, sustainability means more paper work, but that does not have to mean significantly more work.  Come hear how technology can take the farming data you are already capturing and help reduce the load of sustainability capturing, verification, and filing.
 

Lon Gretillat (speaker)
Enterprise Sales
CropTrak
Tucson, AZ 85715
US
Mr. Gretillat started his career in manufacturing and food processing, which gives him a rare perspective working with Enterprise companies for their technology needs. Growing up in rural Iowa, Lon has experienced the days of working on the farm when digital did not exist, and data management was a notepad. He is now able to bring technology to Enterprise food processing and Enterprise Ag to make life easier for both sides of the food chain. Lon was raised to be respectful of the land to make sure it is there for future generations. He is a lifelong Iowan, married with five daughters and three grandsons, and lives in Clear Lake, IA.
Length (approx): 20 min
 
Trimble: Overcoming the Challenge of More Data

Agriculture is not getting any easier. With many of the problems of the past still present, the constant stream of new technology results in a host of new issues (and confusion) for farmers. A lot of that new technology is focused on collecting more data, but organizing that data, sharing it, and extracting value from it can be difficult. In this crowded technology landscape, if farmers don’t quickly see the value, they will not engage. In this session, ag software experts Devon Liss and Elliott Marsh will review these issues and explore some of the ways these challenges are being resolved today to create value for farmers and their advisors within Trimble Ag Software. 

Devon Liss (speaker)
Product Manager
Trimble
Westminster, CO 80021
US
Devon Liss has broad experience developing decision support solutions for agriculture. Today, Devon is a Product Manager in Trimble’s Agriculture Division and is focused on providing product development direction to provide value to both growers and their advisors. Devon has a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Elliott Marsh (speaker)
Regional Sales Manager
Trimble
Westminster, CO 80021
US
Elliott Marsh has a diverse background in providing solutions for agriculture; including policy development, education, precision sales management and retail precision agronomy. Today, Elliott is a Regional Sales Manager in Trimble’s Agriculture Division and is focused on providing agricultural management solutions for farmers, ag retailers and crop advisors. Elliott holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Agricultural Leadership from the University of Georgia.
Length (approx): 40 min
 
Nitrate Detection at Lightning Speed

Increasing the efficiency of nutrient application and maximising yield are key to the efficient use of land, but must be traded against other operational costs. This talk describes an approach adopted by Cambridge Consultants for nitrogen detection which is fast enough to enable both measurement and application on the same pass. We will discuss the methods employed to reach the required detection rate and the remaining challenges to be tackled.

Roger Burton (speaker)
Cambridge Consultants
Boston, MA, NA
US
Roger Burton has been working with Cambridge Consultants in the US for 3 years on application of integrated technologies to agricultural applications. After a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in the UK, he joined Cambridge Consultants to work on various fluidic problems in applications across the company's portfolio, from squeezing oranges to detecting diabetes, leading teams in developing functional prototypes to demonstrate ground-breaking technologies. He has also lead mechanical developments for the packaging and protection of sensitive equipment in challenging environments for both high and low volume applications. He currently works in the Boston office of Cambridge Consultants, specialising in multi-phase fluidic flows and leading multi-disciplinary design teams to solve complex problems from concept generation through to transferring to volume manufacture.
Length (approx): 20 min