In 1912, 80 million people were involved in farming. Today, there are only 1.5 million. Interestingly, however, there are now 80 million "virtual farmers" playing Farmville!
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
Noted keynote speaker, global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich, has been selected to deliver keynote addresses on future trends in agriculture to four agricultural-related organizations in the coming months. In September, Uldrich will be speaking at Land O'Lakes Cooperative's annual statewide managers meeting in Brainerd, Minnesota. In November, Uldrich, a well-regarded farm futurist, will be highlighting the Christian Farmers Federation Annual Meeting in Waterloo, Ontario, and in early 2013, he'll be addressing Ag Spectrum and Mushroom Canada.
In addition to covering many of the aspects in his popular book, "Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow," Uldrich - who is also the author of "Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future" will discuss how exponential advances in a variety of emerging technologies, including practical advances biotechnology, nanotechnology, information management, augmented reality, robotics, RFID, renewable energy sources and satellite and sensor technology will affect agriculture. Uldrich will also cover how social networking, biofuels and water management will transform farming in the years ahead. (A sample of some of Uldrich’s ideas on the future of agriculture can be found in this chapter from his latest book, “Foresight 2020”.)
In the past year, Jack Uldrich, who is also recognized as a leading expert in the field of change management and unlearning, has addressed dozens of agricultural corporations and associations, including The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, The Agricultural Adaptation Council of Ontario, AgGateway, the California Ag Summit, Trimble Agriculture, InfoAg, the Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association, Growmark, and The National Cotton Council. (A full list of his past clients can be viewed on his website. He is currently represented by a number of professional speakers' bureaus, including Leading Authorities, Convention Connection, Brooks International and Executive Speaker Bureau.)
Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website. Media wishing to know more about either the event or interviewing Jack Uldrich as a farm futurist can contact him directly at 612-267-1212 or jack(at)schoolofunlearning(dot)com.
Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, best-selling author; editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, http://www.jumpthecurve.net.