CEU Credits: 0.5
Exploring Soil Moisture Measurements & Their Applicability to AFSC Forage Insurance Products with Remote Sensing
Throughout 2022 and 2023 Olds College has been working with AFSC to assess if and how soil moisture data collected by remote sensing products can be used in forecasting forage growth. Together Russell and Daniel will discuss the project findings and experiences to date, in addition to the direction and technologies AFSC is looking towards with some of their insurance products.
Daniel Stefner, Project Lead, Smart Ag Applied Research, Olds College Centre for Innovation
Daniel Stefner comes from a farm family just north of Edmonton, where he grew up loving to be a part of all things happening on the farm. After acquiring his IT diploma at NAIT, he earned his Ag Management diploma and B.A.Sc, in Agribusiness at Olds College. He continued his career with the Olds College Centre for Innovation, where he now resides in Olds and serves as a Smart Ag Applied Research Project Lead. Daniel’s main focuses of research include add-on technologies for existing farm equipment, drone and satellite imagery applications, and the use of in-field sensors.
Daniel enjoys his variety of work, seeing how new technologies can be meaningfully applied to agriculture, and sharing his experiences and learnings with others.
Russell Shuttleworth, Innovation Team Lead at Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)
Russell Shuttleworth is the Innovation Team Lead at Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC). With a focus on the future (5+ years out) he leads the research and development of new tools, processes and programs for AFSC.
Russell has over 10 years of agriculture experience in Alberta and is a certified Professional Agrologist. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Missouri.