InfoAg 2014 Is Next Week, Record Crowd Anticipated

InfoAg kicks off next Monday with a pre-show tour, followed by three days of educational sessions, workshops and networking. Look for Paul Schrimpf, Matthew Grassi and Matt Hopkins and say hello. It’s going to be a tremendous meeting! And follow us on Twitter: #precisionagnow and #infoag.

According to conference organizers, the new and improved InfoAg 2014 program hits the top trending topics of today in precision agriculture: unmanned aerial vehicles, big data and wearable computers, and the approach is based in practicality and how to integrate the technologies into crop production.

Additionally, the conference partnered with AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) to pull together three sessions that address the most pressing issues for UAVs:

  1. What are ag researchers able to do with the data?
  2. How are farmers and consultants using UAVs in their operations?
  3. And when are we allowed to use UAVs for ag?

AUVSI has lined up speakers to answer these questions and vendors at the conference will provide the systems and expertise for getting started.

Other pertinent topics will include:

Wearable computers

Google Glass and smart watches are the new area of personal computing. InfoAg covers this growing technology with a power-packed session followed by two hands-on workshops. When we brought back the hands-on workshops, I did not know we would be wearing the computers, but this year, we don the Glass and other tech and see how these systems tie into Wi-Fi on the farm. Get there early. It’s going to be cool!

Big Data

Data issues feature prominently at InfoAg with privacy concerns, ownership, and new players on the scene. We needed to include data discussions as part of the conference, but we wanted to approach it from our attendees’ point of view. What can they get here that they won’t get in other forums? InfoAg attendees work with data every day. They need it to flow smoothly to help their customers make timely decisions. The debate can rage on over ownership, but if it is going to mean anything to anyone, it has to flow smoothly and fit together. Beginning on Tuesday with the opening keynote from Scott Shearer, InfoAg chose to focus on data standards and projects that are aimed at sharing data between hardware and software systems. AgGateway and the Open Ag Data Alliance will each have a voice at the conference. Add to that a report on producer attitudes on data, a unique vantage point on data projects, and industry presentations on Modus and SPADE, two projects to help standardize data systems, along with a closing keynote by Steve Sonka, and you have “Big Data Thursday”. The topic is timely and the speakers are at the top of their field. Make your travel plans to stay through noon on Thursday so you don’t miss a thing!

Precision Agronomy

The InfoAg program continues to bring attendees the latest in precision agronomy as well. The engineering capabilities always push the agronomic questions of how to make it pay. From variable-rate seeding to precision nutrient management, and on-farm research, InfoAg delivers on agronomics. Supporting that concept there are a pair of farmers and dealers who will address their metrics for measuring the return on their technology investment on the farm and at the dealership. The program delivers precision ag topics and expertise no practitioner should be without.

Get the Official InfoAg 2014 App

Be the first on your block to get the new InfoAg iPhone App. Go to the iTunes App Store and search for “InfoAg” or get it here. Droid users are in luck, too. Get the InfoAg App for the Droid here.

The InfoAg App contains program information including presentation descriptions and speaker bios, as well as descriptions of exhibitors and sponsors. Use the search feature to find the topics and people of interest and create your own custom InfoAg schedule with the MyInfoAg tools to mark can’t miss presentations and exhibits. Program updates are pushed to the app so you always have the latest InfoAg info.

InfoAg 2014 Pre-Conference Tour Information

The pre-conference tour will be Mon., July 28, 2014. The buses leave the St. Louis Union Station Hotel at 9:00 am and return between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. The tour will include transportation, lunch and refreshments. Tour stops include:

  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Sydenstricker John Deere Dealership
  • UAV Demonstrations

More information about each stop, including who we will meet and what we will see is available here. There is a separate cost for the tour and seats will be limited so interested parties are advised to sign up early.

Online Registration

Online registration for InfoAg 2014 remains open. Go to infoag.org/Registration to get registered.

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