2014 IFB Commodities Conference


July 30, 2014
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center – Normal, Illinois

Modern Agriculture: Connecting to the Digital Future 



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Session Presentations

General Session                                                                                                  
“Trends, Opportunities, and Cautions of “Big Data” and “AgInformatics”  Matt Bechdol, President, Geosilos

“Illinois Farmers as Nutrient Stewarts” Lauren Lurkins, Director of Natural and Environmental Resources, IFB

“Advocating for Agriculture in a Social Media World”  Greg Peterson, Peterson Brothers, Public Figure

Breakout Sessions
“Weather and Our Farming World" Mark Russo, Senior Weather Analyst, EarthRisk Technologies, Inc.

“Cover Crops: Choices and Management”  Pete Fandel, Associate Professor, Illinois Central College

“Trade and Infrastructure Priorities for Modern Agriculture"  Jay O’Neil, Instructor and IGP Specialist, Kansas State University

“Drones Technology: Addressing Farmer Concerns and Questions” Alec Davis, Attorney, Illinois Farm Bureau
                                                                                                Laura Harmon, Senior Counsel, Illinois Farm Bureau

“NREC: Funding Projects to Yield Profitability and Reduce Nutrient Loss”  Bob Hoeft, Professor, University of Illinois
                                                                                                         Dale Hadden, District 10, IAA Board of Directors

“It’s 2 O’clock: Who Has Your Data?”  Josh Krueger, Vice President, Integrity Technology Solutions

“Choices and Considerations in the Hyped Up World of UAV’s and Drones”  Matt Bechdol, President, Geosilos

“Market Outlook” Chad Hart, Iowa State University

“The Farm Bill: Understanding Your Options”  Doug Yoder, Senior Director of Affiliate and Risk Management, Illinois Farm Bureau

“Income Generating Food Grade Grain and Bean Production: A Growing Opportunity"   Harold Wilken, Farmer, Janies Farm       
                                                                                                                             Lynn Clarkson, Owner, Clarkson Grain

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