InfoAg 2015 Session
|Moderator||: Paul Welbig|
|Date/Time||: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 1:00pm - 1:50pm|
|Room||: Grand Ballroom|
Dr. Harold Reetz founded Reetz Agronomics in 2010 and provides consulting services in agronomy, high yield cropping systems, precision farming technology, conservation systems, and on-farm research. Major current activities include coordinating nutrient management demonstrations for the Conservation Technology Information Center in the Indian Creek Watershed, Livingston County, Illinois; serving as part-time staff agronomist for Argonne National Laboratories, working on production systems for bioenergy crops. He also works for several companies in evaluating of new technologies for precision farming and for high yield crop production. He is also writing technical publications on nutrient management, and serves on several advisory groups. A graduate of the University of Illinois and Purdue University, he was Extension Agronomist at Purdue from 1974 through 1982. From 1982 to 2010, he was Midwest Director, International Plant Nutrition Institute.
Ron Olson is the President of Olson & Associates, LLC, an agri-business/agvocacy consulting group. Prior to Olson & Associates Ron was the North America Senior Agronomist for The Mosaic Company and Research & Development Manager for Cargill Crop Nutrition. During his time with Cargill/Mosaic Ron led the team that developed the MicroEssentials suite of fertilizers. Ron was an educator and owner of an agronomic consulting business. In 1990 that business was one of the first companies to assist farmers with GPS-based 2.5 acre grid soil sampling, VRT seeding and fertilizer applications, and yield mapping. He holds a B.S. degree in both Agronomy and Education from the University of Illinois and an M.S. degree in Environmental Science from Governors State University in University Park, IL.
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