CLIMATE IN
AG SUMMIT

with NASA Harvest
TUESDAY, DEC 6

FREE for F2F Attendees & FBN Members

Expert Presentations Featuring

Dr. Laura Gentry, Prof. of Natural Resources & Environmental Sicences, U of IL Urbana-Cham

Dr. Laura Gentry

Prof. of Env. Sciences, U. Illinois Champaign-Urbana

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Sara Brennan

Dep. Program Manager,

NASA

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Mike Greve

Senior Data Scientist

dClimate

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Michael Reese

Dir. Renewable Energy,

U. of MN

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Prof. Estefania Puricelli

Lead Economist,

NASA Harvest

Sam Krouse

VP of Business Development,

Midwest Poultry Services

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Dr. Kevin McNew

Chief Economist,

FBN

Dr. Xiao-Peng Song, Ass. Prof. of Geopgraphical Sciences, University of Maryland, College

Dr. Xiao-Peng Song

Prof. of Geographical Sciences,

UMD-College Park

SUMMIT
AGENDA

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SESSION 1:
How to Maintain Farm Profitability Despite Weather Volatility 

Welcome to the Conservation Age. This session will make the business case for adopting more data-driven conservation practices across your farming operation without sacrificing long-term profitability. What markets are evolving to pay for climate-smart practices?

 

1:00-1:05

Introduction

Moderator: Estefania Puricelli 

 

1:05-1:20 

Is Weather More Volatile? What Will it Look Like in the Next Decade? 

Michael Grieve, Senior Data Scientist at dClimate 

 

1:20-1:35 

Destination Conservation: Sustainability and Profitability Across a Moving Landscape 

Laura Gentry PhD, Director of Water Quality Science, Precision Conservation Management 

 

1:35-1:50

Roundtable: Corporate Perspectives on Climate-based Initiatives 

Midwest Poultry Services - A Path to Net Neutral Eggs  

 

SESSION 2:
The Future of Irrigation with NASA and FBN Research

In this session, we will focus on how critical farmer engagement is in shaping the frontier of today’s digital agricultural revolution. We’ll also delve into recent weather related events and their impacts on commodity pricing.

 

2:00-2:05

Introduction

Moderator: Estefania Puricelli 

 

2:05-2:20

Infrastructure Impacts from Climate Change: An Examination of the Mississippi River

Kevin McNew, FBN Chief Economist

 

2:20-2:35

From Farm to Space: How Farmers Are Shaping NASA’s Agricultural Priorities

Mary Mitkish, Assistant program Manager, NASA Harvest 

 

2:35-2:50

NASA Does That? A Space-Based Approach to Water Resource Management 

Sarah Brennan, Deputy Program Manager, Water Resources and Agriculture, NASA

 

 

SESSION 3: How to Prepare Your Operation for a Changing Climate 

As severe weather events increase, we’ll look at ways to assess the impacts on agricultural production and potential mitigation. What exists today, and what will the future look like for market-based solutions? Are farmers feeling the effects of climate change and a shift in attitudes toward climate change?

 

3:00-3:05

Introduction

Moderator: Estefania Puricelli 

 

3:05-3:20

From Past to Present: Shifts in U.S. Agricultural Landscapes 

Xiaopeng Song Phd, Assistant Professor, UMD

 

3:20-3:35 

Preparing U.S. Agriculture to Deal with Climate Change

Eileen McLellan, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

 

3:35-3:50

Green Hydrogen and Ammonia: Implications for US Farmers

Michael Reese, Director, Renewable Energy, University of Minnesota