April 6-7, 2017 | Lincoln, Nebraska
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2017 NRIC speakers
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Calden Carroll Stimpson
Climate Corp.
Digital Agriculture: Today and Tomorrow
1:05 - 1:45 pm, Thursday 6 April 2017

Today, agriculture systems are receiving boosts in productivity and efficiency from advanced seed genetics, biotechnology and crop protection technologies while vast amounts of data collected on the farm through a wide array of precision ag equipment, field implements, weather stations, and soil and plant measurements. These inputs are augmented by new, advanced sensors of increasing capability and sophistication. The confluence of data science and precision agriculture promises to help farmers manage large amounts of data, enabling more integrated and refined decision-making on the farm. Data analytics is transforming the agriculture industry as we know it today and advanced technologies will further enable enhanced decision making, improved efficiency and maximized productivity.

Calden Carroll Stimpson joined the Climate Corporation in 2016, leading the company’s development of novel in-field and in-ground sensors to enable the flow of high quality, high resolution data into Climate’s FieldView. Prior to joining Climate, he was co-founder and President of SupraSensor Technologies, which was acquired by Climate in 2016. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Oregon for work on the molecular sensor platform which is the underlying technology for the field sensors being developed today. As a post-doc, his team was awarded the top prize in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program designed to take basic research out of the lab and into the private sector. Dr. Stimpsonis a firm believer in the power of investment in the fundamental sciences as a tool to drive revolutionary societal changes, and takes particular pride in developing the nitrate sensor, a technology which can protect the fisheries where he spends so much of his free time today.