You’re invited to join Planalytics on Thursday, March 30th at 11 a.m. (EDT) for our 2016 Planting Season Outlook webcast.
Across much of the country, producers are poised and ready to begin planting. But what does the 2016 planting season hold in store for them? El Nino has matured and is transitioning to another phase… what does that look like, and when will that occur?
On this webcast, we will also highlight:
- The 2015/2016 Winter Season and Snow Assessment
- Effects of Early Season Warmth on Winter Wheat Crops
- Potential for a Severe Weather Season
Kevin McNew, Ph.D.
President and Founder, GrainHedge
A native of Oklahoma, Kevin is an agricultural economist and served on the faculties of the University of Maryland and Montana State before leaving academia in 2000 to devote his attention full time to helping farmers become better at grain marketing. Based in Bozeman, MT, Grain Hedge is a subsidiary of GeoGrain, a firm that specializes in securing daily cash market data from over 4,200 locations, helping grain buyers and sellers with tools and insights necessary to achieve their profit potential. GrainHedge is a commodity brokerage specializing in bringing low-cost trading technologies to farmers along with valuable insights into managing risk and navigating the market landscape.
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.
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