The Future of Agriculture and Farming May Be Best Found In the Past

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Futurist Jack Uldrich will deliver the closing keynote to the Illinois Farm Bureau's 2016 President's Conference in Normal IL, on July 26. He will address the future of agriculture in his keynote, "Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into the World of Tomorrow."

Keynote Speaker Jack Uldrich

Although deeply rooted (no pun intended) in a hands on approach, farmers and agriculturalists must embrace at least some of these new technologies in order to face the challenges that lie ahead--challenges like feeding the world.

"The current world population is estimated to be just over seven million people. By 2050 an estimated nine billion people will be living on Earth. Feeding two billion more people is, undoubtedly, a matter of eminent concern," says global futurist Jack Uldrich.

Uldrich continues, "The task won’t easy, but I’m confident it will get done." According to Uldrich, the latest technological trends in agricultural science will pave the way for an advanced form of farming that will not only expand productivity, but some of the trends might also please the people concerned about the use of GMOs.

Jack Uldrich is a futurist and trend expert, and one of his key areas of expertise is agriculture. He has spoken to agricultural groups all over the world including recent clients such as the South Dakota Wheat Growers, Bayer CropScience, and UnitedAg. Other industries that Uldrich addresses include Insurance, Finance and Education and Manufacturing.

On Tuesday, July 26 he will address the Illinois Farm Bureau's 2016 President's Conference in Normal, Illinois. He will deliver the closing the closing keynote for the event. The group celebrated their 100 year anniversary in January 2016. And they chose Uldrich to deliver his speech, "Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into the World of Tomorrow," which illuminates something Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back one can look, the farther ahead one can see.”

Using Agriculture's history as a backdrop to preparation for the future, Uldrich has custom designed the keynote for the Illinois Farm Bureau. Jack's intention is to leave his audience proud of their rich traditions and past accomplishments and well poised to create their future.

Having delivered the keynote from organizations as diverse as the Casualty Actuarial Society, Farm Credit Service and Stiles Machinery to the Cleveland Community College and the International Card Manufacturers Association, he anticipates this will also be a highly successful event. His aim is for the Farmers to come away from the event with a new perspective when it comes to technological advances such as sensor technologies, agbots, hybrids and GMOs, Big Data, better packaging, as well as better and more affordable desalination technology.

Uldrich says, "Although deeply rooted (no pun intended) in a hands-on approach, farmers and agriculturalists must embrace at least some of these new technologies to face the challenges that lie ahead--challenges like feeding the world."

Uldrich's next engagement speaking on Agriculture is on August 3, in St. Louis, MO at the InfoAG Conference.

For more information on these events, or contacting Jack Uldrich, please view his website.

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