Aaron Magenheim

Aaron Magenheim

CEO and Co-Founder, AgTech Insight and Growers Insight

Aaron is an entrepreneur who grew up in California agriculture and has become a global industry leader working across the agriculture and technology nexis. As CEO and co-founder, his companies, AgTech Insight and Growers Insight, specialize in innovation strategy and, more importantly, implementation. As a realistic boots-on-the-ground expert, Aaron leads diverse teams advising growers, food companies, corporates, governments, NGOs, and investors on building successful ecosystems, leveraging technology and best processes and practices throughout the agri-food supply chain. Certified 2 Grow promotes scaleup growth leading into a global referral network. Aaron also has been a co-founder of AgTech startups in both hardware and software development with global operation and has become a leader in the AgTech movement and speaks to groups around the world.

Sid Parks

Sid Parks

Senior Product Manager, Agronomy Information Services, GROWMARK, Inc.

Sid Parks serves as Senior Product Manager, Agronomy Information Services for GROWMARK, Inc. in Bloomington, Illinois.  In this capacity, he oversees development and utilization of precision farming technologies and information services for GROWMARK and the FS companies.

In addition to these responsibilities, he has served on many advisory groups and committees related to modern production agriculture, including the American Society of Agronomy, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois State University, The Fertilizer Institute, AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council, and the National Science Foundation Visiting Committee for Agricultural Technology.

Sid is a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) and Certified Crop Adviser (CCA).  He holds an M.S. in Crop Sciences from the University of Illinois, and B.S. in Ag Science from Illinois State University.

Prior to GROWMARK, Sid worked with a major seed company.  He was raised on a family grain and livestock farm in Western Illinois.