Tech Toolshed Overview

George Harper, director of investor and industry communications with the United Soybean Board, and John Fulton, a professor at The Ohio State University, discuss how Tech Toolshed, the unbiased, educational program made possible by the soy checkoff, provides farmers with information about today’s current ag technologies.


Jason Ward, assistant professor of agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University, talks about how you can find value on your farm by implementing traceability.

Ag Data Coalition

Ben Craker, president of the Ag Data Coalition, evaluates today’s digital tools. Craker shows farmers how to compare technologies and extract balance from them, plus what data is needed to use these tools and technologies effectively.


Scott Shearer, professor and chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, walks farmers through blockchain and cryptocurrencies and what impact they will have for farmers in the future.

Machine Learning

Sierra Young, assistant professor of agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University, talks about machine learning, drones and sensor- or image-focused technology.

Sprayer Equipment

Jared Day, products and systems specialist of John Deere, discusses equipment technology for sprayers and planters, and how farmers can use the technology to its full potential on the farm.