Founders Fireside on the Future of Agriculture

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, November 7 as we hear from three successful founders and entrepreneurs who founded agricultural businesses at different times, with each achieving an outsized impact. The discussion will identify questions and issues important to the future shape of agriculture. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Room in the Memorial Union. 

Panelists will include: 

Colin Hurd, Founder of Smart Ag Karen Kerns, Founder of Kerns and Associates Al Myers, Founder of AgLeader Technology
Founded two years ago, the business has developed one of the first commercialized autonomous tractor technologies.  The company aims to empower farmers to complete operations faster, more consistently and with less labor than ever before. Founded ten years ago, the business provides risk management services to livestock producers by taking a holistic approach, operating as an extension of clients' operation and immersing itself in those areas of production where it can leverage input and revenue opportunities to enhance profitability. This comprehensive approach to customer service allows the business to effectively negotiate with and advocate for its clients as they make marketing decisions, engage with lenders, packers, stakeholders, and suppliers. Founded twenty five years ago, the business was and is a pioneer in precision agriculture equipment having developed the farm equipment industry’s first commercially successful yield monitor.  The business continues in its vision to be the world class supplier of choice in the Precision Ag market by exceeding customer expectations in technology, quality, and service.