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Event From precision farming 1.0 to 2.0: challenges and opportunities 23/6

On 23/6 I am organising at Agoria with my colleagues of Mechatronics an event on Precison Farming.  The content is cutting edge.  I you would like to attend ping me before 18/6

From precision farming 1.0 to 2.0: challenges and opportunities"

When Agricultural Machinery embraces the GEO-ICT and Data revolution

From crop selection and protection to harvest, GEO-ICT components play an active part at every stage of modern agricultural practices. Precision farming means that cultivation and plant protection take place in the right location thanks to GPS activation; precise monitoring is also possible thanks to up-to-date satellite images and the analysis of all data streams from sensors leads to a better understanding and a better knowledge.

During this Agoria workshop on 23 June, the two worlds of “agricultural mechanisation and GEO-ICT” will be invited to exchange views to learn from each other and find opportunities. The programme includes presentations by inspiring speakers offering broad yet precise insight into current developments.


Vital Schreurs, president of Agoria GEO-ICT, and Antoon Vermeulen, president of Agoria Agriculture machinery
14:00Opening Precision farming: the changing business landscape 
Harry Smit
, Associate Director Farm Inputs and Farming Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory
14:20Precision agriculture as a promoter of sustainable productivity growth in farming: what are the benefits on the ground & what EU policies do we need?
Ulrich Adam
, Secretary General, European Agricultural Machinery Assocation - CEMA
14:40Open Earth Observation data for precision farming: how the European Earth Observation programme Copernicus can contribute 
Catharina Bamps
, European Commission, Copernicus services Earth Observation programme
15:10CRA-W, Report on Precision Farming developments and activities 
J. Goffart, B. Huygebaert, G. Defays, P. Vermeulen, V. Planchon
Unité de recherche machinisme et infrastructures agricoles, Centre wallon de Recherches agronomiques CRA-W
15:30ILVO activities related to Precision Farming,
Jurgen Vangeyte
, Scientific Director Agricultural EngineeringILVO Vlaanderen
15:50Practical Farmer Case: results after 6 years' experience in field crops: profitability, productivity, data management, opportunities, difficulties...
Jean-Claude Debar, Guiagri SA, farmer and contractor in Pont-à-Celles 
The presentation will be in French with slides in English
16:00Specific issues and workarounds about GNSS autosteering in agriculture ,
Jean-Pierre Dejardin
, Founder at Drivenby, Driven by user
16:20New Holland's vision on smart farming
Maarten De Smet, Precision Farming Specialist at CNH Belgium nv
16:40Technology case: Sensors
Jan Leyssens
, Product manager at Septentrio
17:00Precision farming roadmaps as well as ongoing activities currently done in the Netherlands
Tamme van der Wal
Partner Aerovision
17:20Panel discussion moderated by prof. dr. ir. Josse De Baerdemaeker (KU Leuven Faculty of Bioscience Engineering)
17:40Network drink

Language: English (no translation foreseen)


23 juin 2015, 13:30 - 18:30 


Diamant Conference & Business Centre
Bld A. Reyers 80
1030 Brussels



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Members of Agoria & invitees: free of charge