For the first time in its 14 year history, the InfoAg Conference is being held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis, instead of in Springfield, Illinois, and they have the largest number of attendees pre-registered and more registering on site. InfoAg continues to be the premier precision agriculture event for producers, consultants, and the crop production industry, featuring four tracks of concurrent sessions plus a workshop track.
Dr. Steve Phillips, Conference Chair and Director for the International Plant Nutrition Institute, welcomed attendees at the opening general session on Tuesday morning to this new chapter in the history of the conference. “InfoAg was started in 1995 as a way to bring together all the different participants in the precision ag industry,” he said. “We didn’t have an event at the time that would allow everyone to come together in a single venue to grow the industry.”
Phillips says as of this year the conference is now an annual event, instead of every two years. “That was driven partly by the rate of change that we see happening in the industry,” he said. “When two years pass in precision ag, we miss entire versions of software and information management tools.” [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/infoag/infoag-14-phillips.mp3″ text=”Interview with Steve Phillips, InfoAg Expo conference chairman”]
We are getting lots of interviews from the Expo this week that will be featured here and also on AgWired.com.
InfoAg 2014 Photo Album