Farm Show Seminars to Focus on the Future

The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo has a tradition of practical and engaging free seminars. For the 2022 event, that will take place December 13-15 at Grand Park in Westfield, IN, the focus will be the future. Tuesday and Thursday will feature looks at the technology and issues that farmers will face in the coming decade. Kicking off the seminar program on Tuesday at 10am will be Intelinair, an automated crop intelligence company headquartered in Indiana, that leverages AI and machine learning to model crop performance and identify problems enabling farmers to make improved decisions. The Tuesday program will also feature nationally known ag tech expert Chad Colby with a preview of advances in drone and precision farming technology. Todd Janzen with Indiana Ag Law will present a program on Green Energy and how the development of this alternative energy source will impact agriculture in the coming decade.
Outlook 2023
A series of program on Wednesday will focus on the 2023 production season. The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will estimate production costs for the coming year and make recommendations for Indiana growers as they make plans for the next growing season. Market advisors Mike Silver from Kokomo Grain and John Zanker from Risk Management Commodities will look ahead at possible price trends in the new year, and Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin will forecast spring planting conditions. Chad Colby will preview the new tech tools that will be on the market in 2023.
Free Breakfast Programs
On Tuesday and Wednesday, those who come to the Expo bright and early can get a free breakfast and some very useful information. Tuesday at 8:30am the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council will present a program on a new farmer safety program. The first 100 to attend will get a free breakfast. On Wednesday, Unbridled Wealth will present a program beginning at 8:30am that asks the question, “if you’re still farming successfully today, that means you have had to change the way you farm, but have you changed the way you finance it?” Find out how you can upgrade your financial strategy to be as smart as your tractors & equipment. Again, free breakfast is included for the first 100, so come early.
New Programs
Thursday will feature two new features at the Expo. The first ever Ag Career Fair will have over a dozen Indiana agribusinesses on display to discuss career and employment opportunities. Sponsored by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, this free event runs from 9am to 1pm.  Another new seminar is being offered exclusively for female farmers. Land Ownership Issues for Women will be presented by ISDA/NRCS/Women4theLand.
Complete Seminar Schedule

Date/time Topic
12/13-10am Automated Crop Intelligence
12/13-11am Drones, Robots, and Precision Farming
12/13-12pm Farming with Green Energy
12/13-1pm Financing the Farm
12/14-8:30am Free Breakfast Program
12/14-10am Economic Outlook
12/14-11am Market Outlook
12/14-12pm Weather Outlook
12/14-12:30pm Technology Outlook
12/15-9am Ag Career Fair
12/15-9:30am Drones, Robots, and Precision farming
12/15-10am Crop Chat Podcast
12/15-11am Land Ownership Issues for Women
12/15-12pm Financing the Farm
12/15-1pm Soil Health Podcast

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