The InfoAg Conference, fittingly touted as the premier event in precision agriculture for producers, consultants and the crop production industry, will be held July 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield.

InfoAg earned its reputation as the leading precision ag conference through its high-quality educational program and speakers.

This year’s conference will build on that reputation by offering a wide variety of topics with speakers knowledgeable and experienced in their field focusing on the latest in precision agriculture.

The conference opens Tuesday, July 16, with a plenary session at 9 a.m. with keynote speaker Jim Whitt, an unapologetic people provoker. For more than 20 years, he has provoked people and organizations to reach their full potential.

Whitt’s session will be followed by Matias Ruffo with the Mosaic Co., who will offer his perspective on the “Globalization of Precision Ag.”

On Wednesday, July 17, a pre-lunch plenary session is slated with keynote speaker David Zach, one of the very few professionally trained futurists on the planet. He blends the funny with the profound in this surprisingly practical keynote sponsored by SST Software.

Four concurrent tracks of breakout sessions begin Tuesday afternoon and run through Thursday morning, July 16-18. Each breakout session brings expert speakers together to present their experience with precision ag.

This year’s breakout sessions cover the hardware and software, data and issues, news and perspective needed for success in precision agriculture.

The sponsor showcase track, one of the four breakout sessions, will feature seven platinum sponsors and six gold sponsors. This is the place to be to get the latest product and service announcements from precision ag’s power players and see what’s happening now and coming down the pipeline.

This year’s InfoAg also is bringing back hands-on workshops. These sessions are ideal for digging into software and getting firsthand assistance in working through on-farm research, data analysis, nitrogen models, agricultural apps for smartphones and other topics.

Attendees can bring their computer to the workshops to get help installing and using cool tools for precision ag.

Check out the workshop offerings on the website at to learn more about each, including recommended pre-conference downloads.