Agribusiness Showcase & Conference

Data Takes Center Stage at 2019 Summer Workshop

Ames, IA – Certified Crop Advisers from around Iowa took advantage of an opportunity to increase their knowledge toolbox this week at the 2019 Summer Workshop – a workshop for CCAs by CCAs. This is an annual opportunity to earn CEUs in the summer and is held in cooperation under the umbrella of the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference.

Featured speaker Dr. Harold van Es, Professor of Soil and Water Management at Cornell University, provided insight on the opportunities and challenges of modeling data for real-world field applications. Dr. van Es also provided some insight into the progress of various applications to help with making data-driven decisions.

Also on the docket was an update on preliminary data from the 2017 crop year nutrient reduction strategy practice implementation assessment, presented by Shawn Richmond of the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council; an overview of how data is currently being used and the future uses for data assessments in crop production by Jamie Brand, AgriVision Equipment Group; hands-on presentations with equipment from Ag Leader, John Deere, and Precision Planting; insight into drones in production agriculture by Kevin Butt, Ellsworth Community College; overviews of data usage in decision making by Andrew Knaack, The Climate Corporation, and a farmer panel to end the day.

The 2019 Summer Workshop learning sessions are sponsored by the Iowa CCA Program and the program is coordinated by the Iowa CCA Education Committee. The luncheon was sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and 4R Plus.

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By |2019-08-28T14:37:40+00:00August 15th, 2019|Education, Featured, Good Advice, News|

Summer Workshop – Save The Date

TURNING DATA INTO DECISIONS | August 15, 2019

Jeff & Deb Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center | Ames, Iowa

2019 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference Summer Workshop (7 CEUs)

Event Sponsored by Iowa CCA Program
Luncheon Sponsored by 4R Plus and The Nature Conservancy

Coordinated by the Iowa CCA Education Committee, we invite you to 2019 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference Summer Workshop. Experts will join us at the Hansen Learning Center to share their experiences on the use of technology and turning all that data into impactful decisions. It is a full day of industry insights you can take straight to the field. You’ll earn 6 CEUs for this hands-on experience. Sessions run 55 minutes each. Register today, your farmer customers are counting on you!

Turning Data into Decisions | Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:30 AM
Registration opens at the Hansen Learning Center

9:00 AM
Keynote Speaker
A Deeper Understanding of Soil Health and Nitrogen Management
– Howard van Es, Professor, Cornell University

10:30 AM
INREC Statistical Survey for Measuring Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress
– Shawn Richmond, Director of Environmental Services, Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council

11:00 AM
The Fuel for Managing Field Variability and Maximizing Profitability
– Jamie Brand, AgriVision Equipment Group/ John Deere Dealer

Noon
Lunch / Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy/ 4R Plus

12:30 PM
Group Breakouts: 1) Ag Leader Technology 2) Precision Planting 3) John Deere

1:30 PM
Drones and Technologies in Production Agriculture
– Kevin Butt, Agriculture Professor, Ellsworth Community College

2:30 PM
Using Data for Decision Making
– Andrew Knaack, Field Product Specialist, The Climate Corporation

3:30 PM
Farmer Panel – Utilizing Data for Decisions on the Farm

4:30 PM
Adjourn

REGISTER ONLINE: agribizshowcase.com

By |2019-07-19T11:08:35+00:00June 11th, 2019|Education, Featured, News|

Save the Date! 2017 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference

 February 14 – 15, 2017 

The annual Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) is just around the corner! Attendee registration for classes is currently open at AgribizShowcase.com. Early pricing good through Janurary 17, 2017! You can save $50 when you register early.

 “The [Ag Industry & Crop Management] classes were amazing. CCAs need this course.” – Adam Kramer, Three Rivers FS

Returning in 2017 is the morning session with coffee and donuts, starting at 8 AM in the Varied Industry Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The CCA award luncheon will have an ALL NEW format! We will continue to present awards and provide a catered lunch, but we will be adding an exciting twist. Announcements for the schedule/speakers and new luncheon format will be provided in the December newsletter “Good Advice”. We hope to see you all there!

By |2016-11-14T10:06:32+00:00November 14th, 2016|News|
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