Husch Blackwell had a team of agriculturally-focused lawyers in attendance at the InfoAg conference hosted by the International Plant Nutrition Institute at Union Station in St. Louis from July 29-31, 2014. With over 1,400 registered for the conference, the three day program included discussions and presentations in various ballrooms that attracted sometimes standing room only crowds.
The event focused on Precision Agriculture, an area where our firm has a focus, and addressed the landscape of precision farming issues, including the future use and ownership of “big data”, use of precision ag technologies to refine scouting and variable rate applications, and the hot topic of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
Specific presentations addressed nutrient analysis and calibration, variable planting, remote sensing, UAS and data privacy to name just a few.
The conference’s exhibitor hall included large industry participants such as John Deere, Climate Corporation and Trimble in addition to smaller companies, such as compliance and integrated ag provider Agrian, that participate in the leading edge of precision and compliance agriculture offerings.
More information about InfoAg can be found at http://infoag.org/