It’s not too late to register for our Farm Progress Tech Forum, Nov. 27-28 in Coralville, Iowa. The investment will be well worth it for your farm, as you’ll learn valuable take-home precision solutions to increase ROI on every acre.
This power-packed forum is designed to update your specific precision farm skill set with the latest, most critical techniques and strategies. You’ll hear from industry techs, university specialists, a variety of agronomists, national ag tech investment leaders, and top-performing farmers and advisers.
Our aim is to give farmers and advisers a valuable learning interaction with leading peers and experts, so they can go home with real ideas and practices to implement greater efficiency in every field. My co-chair, Farm Futures editor Mike Wilson, and I saw excellent speaker and session ratings and feedback from attendees of the first two conferences, with many telling us it was the best hands-on learning experience.
Benchmark, tech adoption
For example, you’ll get the latest university data on best on-farm benchmarking strategies from Joe Luck, University of Nebraska, and you’ll learn about the critical data layers that drive corn profitability from Trey Colley, Ohio State University. You’ll also hear about firsthand experiences as farmers and advisers highlight their tech adoption and data decision journeys (Kyle Mehmen, Jeremy Wilson and others).
Another popular speaker, Chad Colby, will return to engage attendees with his tech tool perspectives, along with some drone demos.
Trey Colley, Ohio State University
What’s coming soon?
Future technology is another key highlight at the Farm Progress Tech Forum — from artificial intelligence to blockchain to Internet of Things and more.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor from Silicon Valley’s AgFunder Venture Capital Platform will look at the latest ag tech investment and what that means for farmers. John Burton, CEO/ and founder of UrsaLeo, will offer firsthand insight into the farm impact of the Internet of Things and cloud computing. And Informa Economics’ commodity analysts will discuss the future of blockchain in agriculture.
A new partnership with the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator program will showcase agricultural startup companies, ranging from robot tractors and spraying drones to machinery, labor and livestock efficiency software. You’ll get time in the big conference hall with these machines, Colby’s drone flying, and sponsors and their interactive booths.
For a fun evening, Max Armstrong, co-host of the TV show “This Week in AgriBusiness” with Orion Samuelson, will moderate our popular Beer & Bull Session. You’ll sit with peers, beverages and speakers to get your questions answered.
The morning of Nov. 28 will feature in-depth breakout sessions that continue our focus on the practical side of how data and new tech are making a difference on the farm. Catch sessions about return on investment with data layers, valuable on-farm research for better data decisions, variable-rate practices that pay, scouting made easier, technology and your soil, and more.
Making every acre profitable
Finally, don’t miss the closing keynote session, “Making Every Acre Profitable,” delivered by Dave Muth and Tom Buman, who will showcase technology and practices that eliminate unprofitable acres.
Certified crop advisers can receive professional development CEU credits for many sessions. Check out all the details and register to attend at FarmProgressTechForum.com.
Many thanks to our sponsor companies who make this type of quality content and hands-on experience possible: John Deere, FMC, Climate FieldView, Sentera and Farmers Mutual Hail.