InfoAg 2017 will feature a diverse blend of precision farming topics, highlighted by practical discussions on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping agriculture.
The event will be held July 25-27 at Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, and consists of educational opportunities, showcases, workshops and more than 60 speakers.
Conference secretary Quentin Rund says the diversity of the program will provide value to dealer attendees, whether they’re starting a precision program or adding new technology to their suite of offerings.
“This is what makes our multi-track program so effective,” Rund says. “No matter your situation, there will be speakers with a topic of interest throughout the length of the program.”
Dealers can acquire precision business tactics with presentations from Steve Cubbage, president of Record Harvest in Nevada, Mo., and 2007 Farm Equipment Dealership of the Year about charging for precision services.
A workshop will feature Mark Waschek, vice president of agronomy at Ag1 Source, and his tips for employee recruiting and retention, and Brent Wiesenburger, precision farming manager with South Dakota Wheat Growers, Precision Farming Dealer’s 2014 Most Valuable Dealership, will discuss how to create a culture to grow a precision business.
Tim Norris, CEO of Ag Info Tech in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Precision Farming Dealer’s 2015 Most Valuable Dealership will discuss the do’s and don’ts of profitable precision services. As speakers discuss several areas of precision farming techniques, there will be a focus on agronomy, high-tech IoT, imagery, the future of robotics, weather and making sense of data.
Three sessions will focus on IoT in areas of components, case studies of IoT in action and connecting hardware to networks, in addition to a full track on precision agronomy. An IoT workshop will guide business developers in learning how to build successful business practices and how to avoid the downsides of IoT development.
For more information on the conference, visit www.InfoAg.org.