Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AgriBusiness Weather Intelligence Seminar
Location: Busch Stadium (Room: Busch 1) 700 Clark Ave. St. Louis, MO 63102
There is no cost to attend, but seats are limited and registration is required (form below).
Join Planalytics at Busch Stadium on Thursday, May 5th for our AgriBusiness Weather Intelligence Seminar, followed by the Cardinals game against the Phillies.
Learn how various agribusiness firms are using Weather Analytics to improve their bottom lines. You will also learn how everybody from field agronomists and crop consultants to grain traders and buyers are currently monitoring crop conditions and yields using Planalytics’ satellite-based technologies.
Jeff Doran, Planalytics
Sr. Business Meteorologist at Planalytics
Jeff Doran has more than 30 years of experience as a meteorologist, helping organizations effectively incorporate and utilize weather analytics and insights in their planning decisions. Prior to joining Planalytics in 1999 Jeff served as a U.S. Air Force Captain and earned both a B.S. and M.S. in Meteorology from Penn State University. In his current role at Planalytics, Jeff helps clients in the Agriculture, Insurance, Financial and Retail sectors manage weather’s impact on their business by identifying opportunities to grow sales and market share, reduce costs, and manage risk.
Jude Kastens, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas
Jude Kastens is a Research Assistant Professor at the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program (KARS) located on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Having earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics, focusing on statistical cross validation and floodplain mapping, Jude played a key role in developing a method for estimating crop yields utilizing satellite-generated biomass, or NDVI, data. This became the basis for Planalytics GreenReport Crop Yield Forecasts which, since 2002, have provided timely insights into the effects of weather on crop conditions and yield potential for eight crops, including Winter Wheat, Corn and Soybeans. Jude is a native of Rawlins County in northwest Kansas where his family farms nearly 20,000 acres.
Seminar topics will highlight applications for:
- Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers of crop inputs for pre-season planning
- Supply Chain Professionals for inventory management and allocation of products
- Field Agronomists and Crop Consultants for customer support and technical service
- Grain Buyers and Traders to optimize contracts by monitoring crop progress and yield potential
- Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Companies to manage risks as well as opportunities
- Marketing and Communications organizations for timely, relevant and actionable messaging