We’re two months out from the premiere of an event we’ve been building for almost a year now, the Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo, July 20-21 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. It’s been my pleasure and privilege to work with our internal team at Meister Media, and a tremendous core of conference advisors in the building of our educational program.
The program is still being finalized, but what you’ll find in the completed agenda is deep expertise among our presenters and panelists, a diverse mix of topics, and a broader focus on the business, agronomic, and technological trends that are impacting farmers and their trusted advisers. Tech Hub LIVE is where all these will intersect, shedding light on how the various stakeholders in the ag tech space are — or will need to — collaborate in order to bring value and scale to best practices and technologies.
For retailers and trusted advisers, Tech Hub LIVE will also untangle the challenges of building a successful, technology-infused precision program. Business Consultant Kylen Hunt and ag entrepreneur Dan Frieberg, manager of ag consultant firm Premier Crop, will lead sessions designed to bring clarity and suggest solutions to key service provider pain points.
Sessions and workshops will be offered that are focused on key technologies, including drone systems, imagery, sensors, robotics, and autonomy. One highlight on the agronomic side — Dr. Brian Arnall will lead a panel of expert Extension specialists on an in-depth examination of nitrogen management strategies.
“Nitrogen is no longer just about yield,” says Arnall. “Social and environmental issues are going to become more and more important. This session well help attendees have a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in nitrogen use, uptake, and management.”
Along with the conference sessions, the Expo will feature leading digital, precision, and technology organizations displaying the latest in products and services. Many of these organizations will be presenting on the Expo floor Tech Talk Stage to speak directly to issues of collaboration and connectivity in tech adoption, and pathways for improvement.
Overall, more than 75 organizations have committed the time and talents of their top ag tech professionals in support of the event so far, and more are joining every day. It will be a diverse audience rich in experience, and guaranteed to make your experience at Tech Hub as beneficial and profitable as possible.
Feel free to contact me directly with any questions. And I look forward to seeing you in Des Moines in July!