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PrecisionAg Vision Conference

Oct 10, 2017 - 07:00 AM
Meister Media Worldwide
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd,

ZIP: 85305
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Building on the foundation of the inaugural event last year, attendees at the 2017 PrecisionAg® Vision Conference will work through key challenges facing agronomic and specialty crop markets – building towards solutions that cut across all functions and regions.

A closer focus on developments in critical technological areas combined with an optional hands on site visit will provide senior management insight into which precision advances should be utilized in their businesses currently, as well as what to expect in two to three seasons.


Agenda as of 7/11/17

Tuesday, October 10


Optional Pre-Conference Tour 

Gain a hands-on and real world view from our two part pre-conference tour. Participants will experience the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center’s Robotics System, as well as see the technology in action at a local growing operation.


International Reception 

Open to all attendees, the International Reception kicks off the Conference with a focus on networking and precision around the world.

Wednesday, October 11

Morning Sessions

Opening Keynote – Exploring the Connective Tissue

What is the connective tissue between existing and emerging technologies and how can this drive your business forward?

Row Crop Technology

Broad industry view – a look at key technologies in the market

Specialty Crop Technology

Broad industry view – a look at key technologies in the market

RA Offutt: Technology and the Fully Integrated Farm

M. Vincent Restucci, Director of Procurement & Business Technology, R. D. Offutt Company
A case study – one of the most progressive potato farmers in the US will offer a deep dive into his technology – driven operation.

Afternoon Sessions

Row Crop Track

Focusing on:
Smart Irrigation

Specialty Crop Track

Focusing on:
Post-Harvest Logistics


Networking Reception

Following the first full day of programming, the networking reception will feature optional roundtable discussions on defined topics.

Thursday, October 12

Morning Sessions

IoT in Ag

Data driven farming is the future of agriculture. Explore how data, coupled with the farmer’s knowledge and intuition about his or her operation, can help increase productivity, and also help reduce costs.

Roundtable: What’s Now & What’s Next for Farm Equipment

Some of the largest and most advanced equipment companies in the world share their insight on the future developments in hardware and software.
Eric Hansotia, Senior Vice President, Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services
David Larson, Vice President, Global Precision Solutions & Telematics – Technology Systems and Services
Additional Panelists TBA

Precision Around the World

Three 20 minute mini-sessions offer snapshots of international precision agriculture in key geographical areas

Afternoon Sessions

Row Crop Track

Focusing on:
Autonomous Vehicles

Specialty Crop Track

Focusing on:
Sensors & Irrigation
What Growers’ Want

Closing Keynote

5 Questions to Guide Your Digital Transformation

Bill Schmarzo, CTO Global Services, Dell EMC
Schmarzo will pose the 5 questions that every organization needs to concern as they launch their digital transformation initiatives. He will introduce the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index—a guide for helping organizations understand where and how they can leverage data and analytics to power their business models—as well as discuss recent research with the University of San Francisco on determining the economic value of your data.


Speakers from the 2016 PrecisionAg® Vision Conference featured thought leaders from various ag focused industries.

Brendan Deck

General Manager – North America, NuFarm

Carrie Gillespie

Agriculture Leader, The Weather Company (An IBM Business)

Dale Meyerrose

Major General, U.S. Air Force (Retired); President; MeyerRose Group

Dan Hodgson

President and CEO, FarmQA, Inc.

Daniel Sonke

Manager of Agriculture Sustainability Programs, Campbell Soup Company

Dave Gebhardt

Global Director, Strategic Partnerships, GEOSYS

Dr. Joseph Byrum

Global Head, Product Development – Oilseeds, Syngenta

Dr. Raj Khosla

Professor and Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University

Ernie Chappell

President and CEO, EFC Systems, Inc.

Gary Fitzgerald

Chairman/CEO, Meister Media Worldwide

Guillermo Salvatierra


James E. Gaston, MBA, FHIMSS

Senior Director, Maturity Model Development, HIMSS Analytics

Jim Chambers

CEO, Observant

Jim Sulecki

Corporate Content Director, Meister Media Worldwide

Julie Parker

President, Tellus Geospatial LLC

Katie Anderson

Sustainable Sourcing Manager at Environmental Defense Fund

Kenneth S. Zuckerberg AIF® AFA®

Executive Director, Senior Analyst, Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Rabobank

Kip Tom

Chairman, Tom Farms

Kolby Nichol

VP of Business Development, Farmers Edge

Lisa Prassack

Owner, Prassack Advisors

Max Bruner

Co-Founder and CEO, Mavrx

Nathan Dorn

CEO & Co-Founder, Food Origins

Paul Hishmeh

Data and Technology Director, Field to Market

Paul Schrimpf

Executive Editor, Agribusiness Group, Meister Media Worldwide

Rachel Grantham

Agronomist, Hog Production Division, Smithfield Foods

Rich Benner

Digital Commerce Strategist, Monsanto

Rob Dongoski

Global Agribusiness Industry Leader, EY

Rob Trice

Founder, The Mixing Bowl and Better Food Ventures

Robert OReilly

Senior Technical Staff, Analog Devices Inc.

Robert Saik

Founder of The Agri-Trend® Group

Ron Zink

Director, Mobile and Digital Applications, John Deere

Ryan Rakestraw

Venture Principal, Monsanto Growth Ventures

Seana Day

Partner, The Mixing Bowl

Steve Whalley

Chief Strategy Officer, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group

William Schmarzo

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