Farmers Business Network to Host Farmer Conference

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Data, Events

fbnThe farmer- to-farmer information network, Farmers Business Network (FBN), is hosting a conference December 15-17 in Bettondorf, Iowa.  The Confernece is titled Farmer2Farmer: Bringing Moneyball to Farming, will bring together farmers and along with leaders in the sports, technology, military, and farm communities.  They will discuss the analytics and data management that drive the industry today.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Paul DePodesta – Vice President of Player Development, New York Mets, and subject of the hit film and best selling book, “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” by Michael Lewis.
  • Daryl Morey – General Manager, Houston Rockets
  • Lt. Gen. Jim Huggins, U.S. Army (Ret.) – Former Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy and Operations, Commander of the 82nd Airborne and ISAF-NATO Forces
  • Coach Dan Gable – Wrestling Legend, 15x NCAA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist
    Panels and special sessions will feature talks by dozens of America’s most innovative farmers and FBN’s leaders on major new products and farm analytics.

The availability of data on today’s farm allows for a very different perspective.  The hazy biases for decision making in the past can become clearer, allowing farmers a whole new perspective.

“The same ‘Moneyball’ thinking that has revolutionized professional sports and countless industries, is now revolutionizing the farm.” Said FBN Co-Founder & CEO, Amol Deshpande. “What Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the US Army have learned can now be brought to farmers.”

“At $7 corn, it’s easy to spend like the Yankees, but at $3.50, you have to deploy new strategies to farm smarter and stay profitable.” Says FBN Co-Founder & VP of Product, Charles Baron.

This conference promises to bring the nation’s most innovative farmers.  Expect thought provoking, unfiltered discussion on how innovation and data can change a farm operation.  View the full schedule to learn more.