Land O’Lakes will be visiting campus to host two presentations and a panel discussion Friday morning on a precision tool they have developed, the R7.
Friday, March 10
148 Stocking Hall
- 8:00-8:45 a.m.: Harnessing Innovation to Feed the World – Mike Macrie ’99, Senior VP and Chief Information Office, Land O’Lakes
- 8:45-9:30 a.m.: Winfield’s Innovative Ag-Tech Journey – Teddy Bekele, Vice President, IT at Winfield
- 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Panel Interview and Q&A – Mike Macrie ’99, Teddy Bekele, and Joel Wipperfurth, facilitated by Jan Nyrop
No RSVP necessary.
More About the R7 Tool:
Winfield Solutions, the seed and crop protection products arm of Land O’Lakes, has introduced a web-based precision planning tool that allows farmers to get a start in variable-rate seeding and fertility programs. The R7 tool uses satellite imagery as a stand-in for actual yield and soil test data. Working with retailer agronomists, farmers used the tool to develop crop plans on millions of acres scheduled for planting. It is a tool for farmers without extensive yield and grid soil sampling records to use to get started in precision ag. It also improves Winfield’s ability to convey information about crop genetics it gathers from its 200 locations across the U.S.