Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase Goes Virtual
Farms.com is delighted to announce that it will be holding the Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase November 17 to 19, 2020.
“Farms.com’s roots are as a technology leader, and precision agriculture enthusiasts are technology fans who embrace new concepts such as Virtual Conferences,” says Farms.com President and CEO Graham Dyer. “We are confident precision agriculture farmers will embrace the Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase because it provides them with the opportunity to get together with like-minded farmers and see all that is new from precision agriculture thought leaders.”
Who should attend the virtual precision agriculture conference?
Farmers who are interested in optimizing returns on inputs while preserving resources, reducing costs reducing waste, all while improving yields and minimizing farming environmental impacts to the land should attend. Farmers who have already begun, or are interested in, data collection and making decisions based on what the data is showing – taking farming to the next level.
Precision Agriculture Experts
Not limited by geography and by in-person attendance, a global audience can attend the Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase to see our leading precision ag experts, such as the following keynote speakers:
- Dr. Raj Khosla, Professor of Precision Agriculture, Colorado State University with his presentation: Future of Digital Farming: Farming the Data
- John Hartnett, CEO & Founder, SVG Ventures, with his presentation: Global Perspective: How Innovation is Advancing the Future of Agriculture
- Eric Laliberté, Director General, Space Utilization, the Canadian Space Agency, with his presentation: Space and Agriculture: A Partnership for Efficient Food Production and Food Security
- Mitch Brownlie, Director, FieldMicro, Presentation: The Need for Autonomous Farming & Ensuring Global Food Security
- Kelly Smith, Head of BioProcessing, at Joyn Bio, with her presentation: Engineered Microbes for Agriculture
More than 50 presentations will be given throughout the event. Farmers from across North America will be able to attend the virtual conference. Keynote and breakout sessions are being offered to ensure a wide variety of topics can be covered, enabling participants to tailor their interests and attend sessions that are of most interest to their specific precision agriculture focus and business operation.
While precision agriculture can cover a wide variety of crops, the focus for this conference will be on wheat, canola, soybeans, and corn; as well as topics such as water management and the efficient use of data.
New to Precision Agriculture?
Prior to the conference, Farms.com is offering two pre-conference Precision Agriculture webinars to assist those who are new to precision agriculture. During these sessions, participants will get an introduction to the basics, so that they can attend the full conference feeling confident they understand the fundamentals of precision agriculture. Through the support of sponsors, these pre-conference webinars will be offered free of charge.
Limited Number of Exhibitors
“While more people will be able to attend because it is a virtual conference, we are working to ensure it is a manageable show,” explains Dyer. “We are not planning on having hundreds of exhibitors at the event, because having too many exhibitors is too hard for farmers to visit in a virtual platform. Our plan for the trade show component is to is to focus on quality, not quantity and to develop an intimate gathering of technology leaders.”
The Virtual Trade Show component will showcase exhibitors who will have the opportunity to interact directly with visitors to their virtual booths. Networking opportunities will be a key component of this virtual event, enabling farmers, agronomists and industry leaders to interact with one another in a variety of ways, ranging from scheduled meetings to chats with exhibitors, and networking lounges.
For more information, visit https://www.farms.com/precision-agriculture/conferences/virtual-precision-ag-conference-2020/