Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Big Data and Technology in Ag Seminar August 14, 2015

Please join me for the Big Data and Technology in Agriculture seminar on August 14, 2015 at Indiana Farm Bureau. The day promises to have a number of engaging speakers who will cover different aspects of farm data technology, privacy and security. I'll be speaking about the legal aspects of managing farm data as well as efforts to ensure transparency with ag technology providers. More information can be found by clicking "Continue Reading" below or going to

Here is a complete agenda for the day:

Morning Session

Dr. Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University
Overview of big data issues related to agriculture, emerging trends in data usage and how Purdue University will be engaged.

Todd Janzen, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Agricultural data privacy agreements and his role with the national transparency evaluator for data privacy agreements.

Kathleen Rice, Counsel, Faegre Baker Daniels
Overview of data security, data privacy and risk management.

Afternoon Session

​Todd Wilken, general manager for Pig Improvement Corporation (PIC) and William Herring, director of global genetic development, PIC, share data capture, management and use in PIC global swine breeding stock system.

Ryan White, CCA, regional business manager, FARMserver, shares how FARMserver monitors crop variables, collects data and analyzes the data to increase productivity on the farm.

Dr. Michael M. Schutz, assistant director for extension, Purdue University, speaks on data collection and usage in the dairy industry.

The seminar will be at:
Indiana Farm Bureau
225 South East Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

To register, please go to:

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