FBN Brings Moneyball Conference To Bettendorf

Farmers Business Network (FBN), the independent and trusted farmer-to-farmer information network, today announced the company is hosting a major farmer conference – Farmer2Farmer: Bringing Moneyball to Farming, at the Quad Cities Riverfront Convention Center, in Bettendorf, IA.

Farmer2Farmer will convene farmers and leaders from sports, technology, the military, and farming to discuss how analytics and data driven management are transforming industries and the American farm. Keynote speeches will feature:

  • Paul DePodesta – Vice President of Player Development, New York Mets, and subject of the hit film and best selling book, “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” by Michael Lewis.
  • Daryl Morey – General Manager, Houston Rockets.
  • Lt. Gen. Jim Huggins, U.S. Army (Ret.) – Former Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Operations, Commander of the 82nd Airborne and ISAF-NATO Forces.
  • Coach Dan Gable – Wrestling Legend, 15x NCAA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist.

Panels and special sessions will feature talks by dozens of America’s most innovative farmers and FBN’s leaders on major new products and farm analytics.

Why Moneyball Thinking and Data are so Important for the American Farm

American farmer’s must make their most critical decisions through a haze of biased and limited information, conventional wisdoms, and anecdotal evidence. With limited information and market power, farmers have seen their incomes continue to dwindle. But a new generation of farmers are leading the vanguard of analytics driven decision making and crowdsourcing farm data for a truly independent, farmer driven perspective.

“The same ‘Moneyball’ thinking that has revolutionized professional sports and countless industries, is now revolutionizing the farm.” Said FBN Co-Founder & CEO, Amol Deshpande. “What Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the US Army have learned can now be brought to farmers.”

“At $7 corn, it’s easy to spend like the Yankees, but at $3.50, you have to deploy new strategies to farm smarter and stay profitable.” Says FBN Co-Founder & VP of Product, Charles Baron.

Farmer2Farmer will bring together hundreds of the nation’s most innovative farmers, for a thought provoking, unfiltered discussion on how innovation and data are changing their farms.  “Data cuts through the haze,” says Deshpande, “it gets farmers closer to the truth about how to farm profitably.”

To register for the event or to check out the agenda head over to www.Farmer2Farmer.ag

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