What would I tell my high school FFA self?

This April I was given the opportunity to go back to Colorado to my FFA chapter as their guest speaker for the annual FFA Banquet.  What memories it brought back as I both prepared for the talk and then as the opening ceremonies began.  I heard a young lady recite the Creed with such passion!  To hear the members’ talk of preparing to go to the state competitions reminded me of the hard work these students are going through and the “life lessons” they are about to encounter.

Because this invitation to speak was literally so close to “home”,  I decided I would take the time to write a series of blog posts as an alumnus, who now has a little different perspective on the value of FFA in my life.  When I attended that exact same banquet in 1993, I thought about trophies, awards, and elected offices.  

20 years later I now see how developing soft skills such as public speaking, making critical decisions and trying new things out of my comfort zone were so beneficial!  These life lessons are what I am so thankful for today even though it has taken so many years to fully appreciate.  

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Entrepreneurship and IN10T- CoFounding Partner

People have asked about our new Company IN10T. (INˈTENT)

What is IN10T

In10t is a digital agriculture company founded in 2016 focused on solving farmer adoption challenges in agriculture.  We create custom digital and data science solutions for our customers both in agriculture and those investing in agriculture.  

Why start IN10T?  

The market including farmers, investors, agribusinesses, and agronomists all kept sharing the same themes and pain points:   

  • We don’t need more data products, we need answers to what is working
  • We need less systems and more integration between current applications
  • Help us understand product and system performance benefits
  • We have data, lots of data, what are the business applications for it?
  • We have our own hypothesis, help us prove/disprove it
  • How do we begin our data analytics strategy?  Or more simply put, how do we make data work for the entire ag supply chain.
  • Our situation is unique.  

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