Join Us for this year's Ag Summit!


Join us for dinner and a presentation by Eric Snodgrass, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

August 15, 2018
Check-in at 5:30
Dinner begins at 5:45 pm
Barnacopia | 2570 NW Branch Rd | Polo, Illinois 61064

RSVP by August 7th
Please make reservations by emailing,
calling Forreston State Bank at 815-938-3121, or filling out the form below for online registration.

Managing Weather Risk

  • Progress of the 2018 Growing Season - searching for "garden spots" and assessing weather related yield issues
  • Learning from the past - correlating weather patterns over the last 70 years with yield and production data
  • Global weather stresses - discussing ag weather in China, Europe, and South America
  • Accessing reliable weather data - from apps to websites to great meteorologists
  • Using reliable weather data - how to use weather forecast information to plan your operations 
  • Trends in ag weather - understanding how changing conditions are impacting production agriculture 
About Our Presenter:
Eric is the co-founder of Global Weather and Climate Logistics, LLC., which is a private company that provides logistical guidance and solutions to weather-sensitive financial institutions. Recently, his company has merged with Agrible Inc., a precision farm management and predictive analytics company, where he is also co-founder and senior atmospheric scientist. 
He serves on numerous committees and boards on campus, including the Provost's Teaching Advancement Board (Chair), Student Sustainability Committee and the Provost Task Force on Improving Large Enrollment Courses. Snodgrass' research initiatives focus on K-12 science education as well as weather forecasting applications in financial markets. 
He has recently been awarded the LAS Teaching Excellence Award, and the Campus Teaching Excellence Award in Online and Distance Education. His research efforts focus on land-falling tropical cyclones and crop yields projections.

Ag Summit 2018 RSVP