New Speakers Announced | Hot Precision Ag Topics You Will Want to Hear
Farms.com is very pleased to be hosting a world class Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase on October 25th, 2017 in Saskatoon!
The conference will include an expert spreaker roster, 12 breakout presentation sessions, and a number of leading precision agriculture companies exhibiting during the 1 day event.
Join us on the evening of Tuesday October 24th, at the Radisson Saskatoon for a pre conference networking event like no other. Network with industry experts, and leading agribusinesses before the conference starts.
Bayer CropScience is a leader in Western Canadian Precision Agriculture and they are sponsoring this exciting event. We would like to thank them for their continued support, innovations and their reconginition of the importance of precision agriculture, say Joe Dales, Vice President of Farms.com.
Chris Paterson, Digital Farming Lead for Bayer CropScience will be speaking during this one day world class event.
Register to attend, so you don't miss out!
Chris Paterson, Digital Farming Lead - North America, Bayer CropScience
Chris Paterson is the Lead for Bayer’s Digital Farming initiative in Canada. Before joining Bayer, Chris has been immersed into the North American AgTech space for more than ten years. Chris relies on his background as a farmer, an ag retailer, a consulting agronomist, and a crop inputs marketer in several continents for insight into choosing the right technologies to best support the fundamentals of agronomy, business, and logistics . Outside of work, Chris has traveled through more than 30 countries, and especially likes to travel by motorcycle
Lisa Prassack, AgriFood Innovation Expert & Data Strategy Consultant - Prassack Advisors
Lisa Prassack has over 20 years of experience working with big data analytics. She specializes in working in tandem with innovators by providing critical market understanding with data-intensive solutions. She previously worked as the Trimble Agriculture Strategic Marketing Director and was responsible for the precision farming strategy, planning and M&A as well as global strategic partnerships with a number of agricultural companies.
Mark Young, Chief Technology Officer - The Climate Corporation
Raised on a farm in northeastern U.S. and now with more than 20 years of experience working in Silicon Valley, Mark leads the development of a unified technical vision, architecture, and roadmap to help The Climate Corporation deliver an industry-leading digital agriculture platform. Mark previously served as a Director of Mobile Product Excellence at Yahoo, the Chief Technology Officer of Mobile Technology at Zynga, and the Founder and Chief Technology Officer at HipLogic. Mark has a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, a public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Wade Barnes, President / CEO, Farmers Edge
As one of the foremost agronomists in North America, Wade Barnes is a pioneer in the Precision Agriculture movement. Raised as a grower in rural Manitoba, Canada, Wade founded Farmers Edge in 2005 and over the last decade has expanded both the company and the range of grower-based solutions Farmers Edge offers to encompass 4 continents and 5 countries. Leading a team of 300+ dedicated agronomists, technology innovators, and sustainability experts, Wade is focused on increasing sustainable farm yields to feed the world’s 9B by 2050.
Cory Willness, President - CropPro Consulting
Cory is the President of CropPro Consulting. He received his BSA (Agronomy) in 1996 from the University of SK and has been an agronomist for 21 years. CropPro is an independent crop consulting company that provides Crop Management services and Variable-Rate Fertilizer / Seed services to Western Canadian farmers. Their unique, patented process for Variable-Rate is called Soil, Water and Topography MAPS (SWAT MAPS). CropPro has an amazing staff of agronomists and precision ag specialists that also share Cory’s passion of “Doing It Right” in an effort to deliver boots on the ground services to their farm clients.
Remi Schmaltz, CEO - Decisive Farming
Remi has a love of agriculture, technology, and sales and marketing. When it comes to knowing the agriculture industry and its history, he has a proven track record of success. In 2006, Remi and his brother took over the family Ag-retail (DynAgra) and starting incubating the next technologies and launched Decisive Farming in 2011. Then in 2012 they sold the family business (DynAgra) to a fortune 500 company, CHS Inc.
Markus Braaten, Agri-Coach, Agri-Trend
Markus graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Agriculture Education and Biology in 1998. He spent six years as an instructor of Agriculture Science. In 2000, Markus returned to his hometown of Kalispell where he continued teaching prior to starting his consulting business. Today, Markus works with large and small farmers, ranchers and landowners in Western Montana as an Agri-Coach and Certified Crop Advisor. He currently serves on the Rocky Mountain Regional CCA Board and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station State Advisory Council. Markus leads the Agri-Trend Knowledge Team which is responsible for the mentorship and training of new coaches, in addition to speaking as an advocate for Agri-Trend and sound agronomic practices around the country. Markus has a passion for education, continually striving to bridge the gap between academia, ag research and ag production. He makes the complex simple and assists growers understand the science of our agricultural system and how to deploy that knowledge to make better decisions.