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In the Precision Vision Podcast, hosts Craig Houin and Morgan Seger discuss the relevant precision technology in the agriculture industry as well as introduce and evaluate new tech as it arrives on the scene. With the help of industry leaders, Craig and Morgan will also walk through the best practices of these ag tech tools to help optimize growers' economic return.


MATT ROBERTS, @YourEconProf

Episode 59: @yourEconProf - Part 1

Join us for part one of our conversation with Matt Roberts, former econ professor at the Ohio State University, founder of The Kernmantle Group, and nationally-renowned expert and speaker on the grain and energy markets as he discusses food labeling, Mazda Miatas and how keynotes can be taken out of context. Stay tuned for Part 2 when Matt dives into creating a tactical marketing plan to help manage against the variability of this growing season. 

     

JOSH SNYDER, SUNRISE PRECISION SOLUTIONS
KALEN KELLY, SUNRISE PRECISION SOLUTIONS

Episode 58: Info on InfoAg

Today we’re joined by Josh Snyder and Kalen Kelly, Sunrise Precision Solutions Specialists, as they recap the InfoAg Conference. The InfoAg Conference is the longest running precision agriculture technology event in the U.S., with over 100 exhibitors and displays focused on precision technology products and services currently available or in production.

     

BRITTANY ULLRICH, WINFIELD UNITED

Episode 57: Ahead of the Curve

Staying ahead of the curve is her specialty – today we talk with Brittany Ullrich of WinField United on her recent win of the 2019 Precision Ag Award of Excellence, mentorship and where she sees Ag Tech moving in the future.

  

SHAUN VANDEURZEN, WINFIELD UNITED

Episode 56: From Super User to Super Cool

From super user to super cool, Shaun VanDeurzen, Ag Technology Project Manager with WinField United, walks through how he manages a global project with multiple companies, as he pulls back the curtain on how ag tech tools are developed and maintained.

  

EPISODE 55: THREAT MULTIPLIERS -
EXTREME CLIMATE IMPACT

Episode 55: Threat Multipliers – Extreme Climate Impact

Join Morgan and Craig as they recap the Climate Smart session from the Ohio State University, on topics relating to extreme weather patterns and how they could affect your future farming decisions.

  

BRIAN AND JILL HOUIN, HOMESTEAD DAIRY

Episode 54: Robotic Dairy – Cows In Control

Today we have an exciting conversation on the use of robotics in a dairy setting with Brian and Jill Houin, 4th generation co-owners of Homestead Dairy in Plymouth, Indiana. Join Craig as he leads this interesting conversation on robotics, data, cow comfort and much more.

  

EPISODE 53: MID SEASON TECH UPDATE

Episode 53: Mid Season Tech Update

This week Morgan and Craig discuss the in-season technology tools they use, from R7 FMT, FFT, and Climate talking in-season satellite imagery to crop models.

  

DR. SCOTT SHEARER,
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Episode 52: The Shearer truth on Tech

Join Craig and Morgan today as they sit down for a riveting discussion on the future of autonomy in agronomy with Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the Ohio State University.   


ADI NIESE, OSU STUDENT
AUTUMN PRICE, LAND O'LAKES

Episode 51: Washington Voice – From Grassroots to Capitol Hill

Today on PVP, Craig and Morgan are joined by guest host Adi Niese, senior at OSU pursuing a degree in public policy management and leadership, as they chat with Autumn Price, VP of Government relations at Land O’Lakes, on how she is a voice for farmers on Capitol Hill.   


STEPHEN PEIRANO, PRECISION SOLUTIONS

Episode 50: POGO into Planter Perfection

Jump into the 50th episode of Precision Vision! Craig and Morgan chat with Stephen Peirano, Sunrise Precision Solutions Specialist, about Precision Planting’s Pogo Stick – how it works and why we use it.  

  

AMANDA NEELY, WINFIELD UNITED

Episode 49: Partnering in AgTech

Today Morgan and Craig chat with Amanda Neely, Marketing and Customer Success Lead with WinField United AnswerTech, on how WinField chooses the technologies they develop and the partnerships they create to help growers make data-driven decisions.  

  

BRYCE ANDERSON, DTN

Episode 48: Mastering our Forecast

Today Morgan and Craig bring you a timely discussion with Bryce Anderson, Senior Ag Meteorologist with DTN/theProgressive Farmer. In this conversation our hosts chat about where DTN finds weather data, how they share it and what’s on the DTN radar.   

 

JODI JAYNES, SURETECH LABS

Episode 47: Soil Searching for Better Yields

What do 18 years, 6.5 million samples, 3,100 tons and 215 dump trucks have in common? Jodi Jaynes.

Tune in today to Craig and Morgan’s conversation with Jodi Jaynes and discover more about her career in soil and plant nutrition at SureTech Labs and what she’s trying to accomplish next.


STUART MCCOLLOUGH, SCOUTPRO

Episode 46: Scouting Like a Pro

Join Craig and Morgan as they talk with Stuart McCulloh from ScoutPro on what the tool is, how it works and how he sees its integration in the future.

 

ZACK JAMES, RABBIT TRACTORS

Episode 45: Autonomy - The Future of Fieldwork?

Today Morgan and Craig sit down with Zack James of Rabbit Tractor and talk about tractors, autonomy and the future of fieldwork.


 






EPISODE 44:
A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE WITH FFT

Episode 44: A Peek into the Future with FFT 

Join Craig and Morgan as they take a preliminary look at the Field Forecasting Tool and discuss what information you need to make this crop model perform at its best.


SHELDON ALT, CROPMETRICS
BETSY BOWER, CERES SOLUTIONS

Episode 43: Soil-lutions

Today on PVP, Craig sits down with Sheldon Alt of CropMetrics and Betsy Bower from Ceres Solutions Cooperative to chat about the solutions they are using to keep track of soil moisture in the field.


EPISODE 42: SUCCESSION PLANNING

Episode 42: Succession Planning

In honor of National Bring Your Kids to Work Day, we sit down to discuss succession planning and toss in a fun little surprise!


EPISODE 41: PRECISION ACROSS THE US - PART 2

Episode 41: Precision Across the US – Part 2

Join us as we continue with part two of our series Precision Across the US with our diverse panel of precision specialists:
 
  • Troy Walker – Precision Ag Manager, MKC (Kansas)
  • Ben Carlisle – Ag Technology Manager, GreenPoint AG (Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas)
  • Brent Wiesenburger – Director of Ag Technology Services, Agtegra (North Dakota, South Dakota)
  • Glen Frazlubbers – Director of Professional Ag Services, Central Valley Ag (Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas)

EPISODE 40: PRECISION ACROSS THE US -PART 1

Episode 40: Precision Across the US – Part 1

Precision technology is an asset to cooperatives, precision specialists and growers through planting, growing, harvesting and planning seasons. Today we start out a two-part series discussing precision technology across the US including the challenges and value found by four experienced and diverse precision specialists:
 
  • Troy Walker – Precision Ag Manager, MKC (Kansas)
  • Ben Carlisle – Ag Technology Manager, GreenPoint AG (Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas)
  • Brent Wiesenburger – Director of Ag Technology Services, Agtegra (North Dakota, South Dakota)
  • Glen Frazlubbers – Director of Professional Ag Services, Central Valley Ag (Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas)

RICK BARNES, WINFIELD UNITED

Episode 39: Monitoring Possibilities

Prepping your monitor for spring planting is one of the most important things you can do. When your monitor is off so many other things can, and will, go wrong. Today we talk with Rick Barens, Digital Technology Manager with WinField United, about monitor to-dos for spring and why monitors are so important when it comes to planting.


ZACH SHEELY, AGWORLD

Episode 38: An Agworld of Opportunity

“The difference between Easy and Simple,” is probably not what comes to mind when thinking about software. But it does when we sit down with Zach Sheely, President of Agworld, developer of a GIS platform that strives answer the question of easy vs simple.


BRYAN LISKAI, SUNRISE COOPERATIVE

Episode 37: Springing into Equipment Prep

Equipment is an essential part of planting season. Today we sit down with Bryan Liskai, a 22-year Precision veteran with the Sunrise Precision Solutions Team, to learn the essentials of preparing equipment for spring. Don’t forget we have a free Spring Equipment Checklist download when you go to www.precisionvisionpodcast.com and click on this episode.


 

EPISODE 36: PLAN 4 PLANTING

Episode 36: Plan 4 Planting

Discover four things Precision Technology Specialists Craig Houin and Morgan Seger feel are necessary to be prepared for planting in the spring:

MORGAN SEGER, WINFIELD UNITED

Episode 35: She’s Back and Change is Coming

Today we welcome co-host Morgan Seger back from her maternity leave, catch up on what Craig did while she was gone, and talk about some changes that are coming to PVP.



MICHAEL OTT, RANTIZO

Episode 34: Drone Sprayers – the Next Frontier

On his last solo go Craig is joined by guest host Archie Kidd, Custom Applicator with Sunrise Cooperative, as they chat with Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo, about his company and how they are changing the way applications are made through drone technology.



JASON WEBSTER, PRECISION PLANTING

Episode 33: Planting With Precision

Today on PVP, Craig is joined by guest co-host grower Jason Schuch of northern Ohio, and they sit down with Jason Webster, Commercial Agronomist, from Precision Planting to talk about advancements coming out from Precision Planting.



KEATON KRUEGER, WINFIELD UNITED

Episode 32: FFT - in the Rearview and to the Future

Today on PVP, Craig, joined by guest host Daniel Kirk, sits down with WinField United’s Keaton Krueger to recap the 2018 growing season with the Field Forecasting Tool and discuss where FFT will go in 2019.


FERNANDO ADLER, SILVEUS FINANCIAL

Episode 31: Closing the Gap - The Future of Risk Management

On today’s Closing the Gap episode, Craig is joined by Craig Haugaard, VP of Grain at Sunrise Cooperative, as they sit down with Fernando Adler of Silveus Financial to discuss the future of risk management.


MATT SWEENEY, ADAPT-N

Episode 30: Adapt-N for the Future

Today on PVP, Craig and guest host Daniel Kirk, Sunrise Precision Team Lead, sit down with Matt Sweeney of Adapt-N to talk about this unique technology, where it came from and where it’s headed.

 

TIM TAYLOR, MAPSHOTS

Episode 29: Charting a Course

As we begin Season 2 of Precision Vision Podcast, Craig is joined by guest host Daniel Kirk, Sunrise Precision Solutions Team Lead, to interview Tim Taylor from Mapshots, the creator of AgStudio, to discuss their GIS platform, the challenges they face and the problems they solve for retailer and growers alike.



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Meet the Hosts:

Morgan Seger

Deeply rooted in agriculture, Morgan grew up on a small livestock farm in northwest Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2009, Morgan began working for WinField United in Ag Technology. She is passionately pursuing Ag technology to keep the growers she works with ahead of the curve. Morgan stays busy with her four young children and the grain farm she operates with her husband.

Craig Houin

Craig grew up on a small grain and livestock farm which eventually led him to Purdue University to study Agricultural Economics. Craig moved to Ohio with his wife where they started a small livestock farm with their 3 kids. Craig strives to grow precision technologies on the farm level through interaction with farmers and technology providers. He firmly believes precision technologies will improve farm level decisions through the understanding of current practices to improve environmental and economic impacts while helping the consumer's understanding of agriculture.