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Overwhelming Industry Support Sets the Stage for the Launch of Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo

Mar 19 2021

Conceptualized by Meister Media Worldwide’s CropLife Media Group, this new technology event is drawing support from across agriculture. ARA Members are invited to attend with one colleague, complimentary.

Meister Media Worldwide is pleased to announce the commitment of several sponsors and partners as it launches the premier Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo, July 20-21, 2021 at the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Tech Hub LIVE fills a gap in the data-driven agriculture market by bringing together all industry segments.

Tech Hub LIVE will focus on the intersection of agriculture and technology and deliver a high value experience that connects players across all segments of the industry,” says Commercial Chair Eric Davis. “Our goal is to foster collaboration, share knowledge, advance precision ag innovation, and build a community of forward-thinking professionals.”

Tech Hub LIVE’s educational programming, networking opportunities, and Expo will center on advances in digital and precision technology systems. Attendees will be inspired to embrace the power of technology and move the industry forward through collaboration and integration.

Tech Hub LIVE is an all-in-one experience that offers targeted, actionable, and solution-based education tracks, a range of networking opportunities that include one-on-one meetings, roundtables, break-outs, receptions, and small-group conversations,” says Paul Schrimpf, Conference Programming Chair.

Tech Hub LIVE is more than an event—it’s a community where important relationships are built. Aside from introducing new precision products and services, participants will share their knowledge and connect with other early adopters in small group and one-on-one meetings.

With these unique and innovative offerings, Tech Hub LIVE has been gathering up industry support from the very initial launch.

Tech Hub LIVE is backed by the support of the Agricultural Retailers Association. Through this alliance, we invite you to bring along one colleague from the same company this July, complimentary, as part of your ARA membership.

A big part of ARA’s commitment to its membership is extending opportunities for professional development and education. We’re thrilled to assist in this mission through the association’s partnership with the Tech Hub Live event, which will feature curated, tailored content focused specifically on business, technology, and agronomy management content for the retail professional.


Along with supporting organizations Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), and AgGateway, Meister Media welcomes the following sponsor organizations that are supporting the inaugural Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo.

Proagrica, Networking Partner
“Proagrica is proud to partner with Tech Hub LIVE to drive industry knowledge, while addressing the immense pressure agribusinesses are experiencing and how they must adapt to the changing landscape,” says Scott Cogdill, Director of Agronomy Solutions. “All organizations desire close collaboration with their customers. For agribusiness, this means developing relationships, and helping attendees gain actionable insight from their data, and providing value-added services.”

EFC Systems, Education Partner
EFC Systems emphasizes a shared mission to close the gap between available technology and service provider adoption. “To move the needle, we all need to prime the pump with education on all fronts,” says Ernie Chappell, founder and president, EFC Systems, Inc. “Tech Hub LIVE is staged to be a springboard for our efforts on this front, and we are pleased to be involved.”

WinField United/Truterra, Sustainability Partner
“Delivering innovative solutions to help farmers navigate new challenges and realize unseen potential is what we do at WinField United, as well as within Truterra, the sustainability business at Land O’Lakes,” says Jim Hedges, vice president of seed, WinField United. “We’re excited to partner with Tech Hub LIVE to share this first-of-its-kind technology platform with discerning retailers who are looking to deepen the conversations they have with the farmers they serve.”

FieldReveal and AgWorks, Premier Sponsors
“The best way to stay on the forefront of technology in this industry is to align yourselves with the right strategic partners,” adds Matt Hesse, CEO of FieldReveal, a Premier Sponsor along with AgWorks, and both are wholly owned by Ag Retail. “You won’t succeed if you try to go it alone.” Adds Greg Duhachek, CEO of AgWorks: “We are excited to be a Premier Sponsor of Tech Hub LIVE to demonstrate our commitment to the ag industry and ag technology.”

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About Meister Media Worldwide

Meister Media Worldwide offers business solutions designed to cultivate a sustainable world through the power of knowledge. It accomplishes this through a host of integrated print, digital and data product offerings, and a variety of in-person events with a singular focus: to further specialized agriculture globally. In addition, its business services division utilizes Meister Media’s wealth of knowledge, combined with the latest technology, to develop strategic business services from concept planning through development and delivery. An industry leader, Meister Media’s mission is to be your trusted partner, empowering the business of global agriculture to grow a better world. With headquarters in Willoughby, Ohio, Meister Media Worldwide was founded in 1932 and operates out of offices throughout the United States and around the world.