Keynote Presentation

On Monday, 22nd July 2024 join us for our Keynote Address from Dr. Scott Schearer.

Dr. Scott ShearerDr. Scott Schearer

Professor and Chair
The Ohio State University
Scott Shearer received his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1986. Currently, he serves as Professor and Chair of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at OSU. Highlights of his research career include development of methodologies and controls for metering and spatial applying crop production inputs, modeling of agricultural field machinery systems, autonomous multi-vehicle field production systems and strategies for deployment of UAVs in agriculture. He has lead research supported by over $15M in grants, authored more than 200 technical publications, and has made numerous invited presentations at international conferences, professional meetings and farmer forums. Dr. Shearer is a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.



The Evolution of AI-Driven AgTech

AI is poised to alter recent data-driven advancement in digital agriculture. When marrying real-time inferencing and autonomy, a new class of field machinery is emerging which is specifically tailored to crop care needs. Additionally, fields can be automated fields via control of water within the soil profile. Emerging carbon markets and increasing reliance on agriculture to provide the energy necessary to power our standard of living will increase pressure on our existing natural resource base. This presentation will highlight these new challenges and opportunities for digital agricultural  professionals.