The 2nd Annual IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference will be held June 26-27, 2013 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. In addition to cutting edge educational sessions, farmers and agribusiness leaders will have the opportunity to see the latest technology and to network with top technology and equipment suppliers.
Ray Bianci, VP and Show Director of IDEAg group which produces 5 agricultural events annually, tells Brownfield that attendees will find the information presented at this conference useful in the near term.
“In 2 days in a contact and information rich setting, attendees will learn about what is going to happen with the internet and with interconnected technologies for agriculture in the short and medium term.”
The theme, “The power of knowledge. Shared.” reflects the goal of the educational forum to provide information and allow discussion on the complexities of this interconnected age of agriculture. Topics will vary from precision agriculture and prescriptive farming to using weather drones and aeronautical data to manage your farm, to land values and current and emerging efforts to integrate seed, soil, applications, yield data, and economics.
Bianci explains that your level on the technology adoption curve does not matter. There is something here for all grain and livestock farmers to take home and put into action.
“This is not a pie in the sky conference,” Bianci said. “The goal here is for you as a farmer, in the next year or two to be able to install these systems and go forward with them.”