Unlocking Yield Potential & More

About the Event:

As many of you know, in the past year innov8.ag has empowered growers with flower and fruit counts all the way from blossom to harvest. Growers and agronomists can now access an unprecedented level of detail, unmatched by manual methods, allowing crop management to be tailored to every tree. None of this would be possibly without the help of the Austrailian made, Green Atlas Cartographer-  an innovative combination of hardware and software that allows flower and fruit counts to be quickly and accurately mapped over entire orchards. With high resolution AI assisted mapping, our customers know every block and every tree, to help manage the life cycle from flower to fruit. 

 

Join this webinar to learn more from the creators of this technology, hear personally from the Chief Operations Officer at Taggares Fruit Company and how they've better managed their crops with innov8.ag use cases. Lastly, Steve Mantle (innov8.ag, CEO) & Caleb Pan (innov8.ag, Data Scientist) will join together and discuss these use cases in further detail, where we've seen growers benefit the most, and future implications.

About the Guest:

Rachel Noah- Chief Operations Officer at Taggeres Fruit Company

Rachel Noah is an accomplished finance and operations executive with experience across a range of manufacturing industries. Rachel’s broad areas of expertise include short and long-term strategic financial planning, budgets & forecasting, sales & operations planning, operations management, and business intelligence & analytics. She leverages her background in accounting, finance, and operations management to drive significant improvements in cross-functional processes, resulting in increased enterprise value.

 

Rachel completed the University of Oregon’s executive MBA program as part of class 34 and has undergraduate degrees in both Operations Management and Accounting from Washington State University.

 

Steve Scheding- Phd, Co-founder of GreenAtlas

Dr. Steven Scheding is an internationally recognized robotics and automation professional with a reputation for leading the development of novel technology that solves difficult business needs in challenging environments. Steve has almost two decades of experience leading multidisciplinary teams and multi-institutional partnerships in domains that demand novel, robust and cost-effective solutions, including 5 years as the director of the Rio Tinto Centre for Mining Automation. In his current role, Dr Scheding co-founded Green Atlas to automate the care of every fruit on every tree on the planet, through AI and robotics.

 

Steve Mantle- CEO, innov8.ag

Steve is the founder of innov8.ag, a Walla Walla Washington-based agtech startup and Microsoft-partnered company. Prior to embarking on the startup, Steve spent 12 years at Microsoft where he most recently focused on Microsoft’s fastest growing product line, Azure Cloud. His leadership skills contributed to growing Azure from a $100M to a $10B+/year business over 6 years. After his time spent at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Steve decided to relocate his family of four to Walla Walla, Washington, in the summer of 2018. He envisions this location as the perfect base for ag startups given the convergence of progressive farmers and three colleges with strengths in agriculture, engineering, science, established ag manufacturers, strong connectivity providers, and a highly collaborative business climate.  An Australian by birth, Steve has his MBA from the University of Washington.

 

Caleb Pan- Data Scientist, innov8.ag

Caleb Pan is a local Spokane resident that has a B.S. and M.S. in Geology and a PhD in Systems Ecology. With experience and skills in machine learning, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis, Caleb's data skills will help innov8.ag provide growers with a timely analysis of our offerings. As other employees like Brent and Kayla conduct ATV Orchard runs we'll be able to relay the data to Caleb for analysis. Caleb gives innov8.ag the resources and skills to help growers better manage their resources in a timely manner.