March Luncheon | Climate Corporation

    March 12, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    The Climate Corporation
    1330 W. Fulton Street, Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60607


    In a few short decades, the world’s population is on pace to grow 50 percent. For farmers, that rapid growth translates to an urgent need to find more efficient, sustainable ways to grow substantially more food. Now more than ever, farmers need access to tools that support the decisions they make every day to maximize their return on every acre. The Climate Corporation is dedicated to creating technologies that transform field data into meaningful insights that help farmers sustainably enhance yield potential, improve efficiency, and manage their risk.

    Please join the Chicago Farmers at our March Luncheon for a conversation led by Craig Rupp and Patrick Dumstorff on the technologies that The Climate Corporation is creating.


    Pat Dumstorff

    Pat grew up on his family's hog farm near Bancroft, Iowa.  He studied Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University and pursued a career at Motorola where he worked with several people who later formed the core of the 640 Labs team.  After a 20 year career in wireless communications and mobile technology, Pat is excited about getting back to his roots and bringing advanced, easy to use technology to the farm.  Pat is based out of Climate's new, growing office in Chicago as the Market Development Lead of New Technology.  He and his wife, Natalie, currently reside in Chicago, IL with their 8 and 10 year old sons.  Outside of work Pat spends most of his time trying to keep up with his boys.  You may also find him riding his bike across his home state on Ragbrai in late July.

    Craig Rupp

    Craig, the two time pen-of-three champion, was raised on a farm in northwest Iowa earning a degree in electrical engineering at Iowa State University. He is a testament that you can’t take the farm out of the boy. Throughout his 30 year career as an engineer, he worked for a number of companies including a stint at John Deere, developing the StarFire receiver and Greenstar 2600 display. Craig also started a number of companies, most recently 640 Labs, the company behind the FieldView Drive and eventually acquired by Climate. 

    Craig is a judge at the AgBOT Challenge and has been interacting with a number of startups that are introducing robotics into agriculture. He’s will be reviewing some of the recent advancements in the industry and hosting a group discussion. Ironically, expect to walk away with more questions than answers.


    There is a parking garage adjacent to The Climate Corporation building with the entrance located at 323 N. Ada Street on the north-east corner of West Fulton Street and North Ada Street. The entrance is between W. Fulton Street and W. Carroll Avenue.


    $40.00 Member Ticket
    $30.00 Earlybird rate before March 6

    $40.00 Spouse of Member Ticket
    $30.00 Earlybird rate before March 6

    $30.00 Young Professional Member Ticket
    $20.00 Earlybird rate before March 6

    $0.00 First Time Guest Accompanied by a Member Ticket

    $60.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before March 6

    $50.00 Young Professional Non-Member Ticket
    $40.00 Earlybird rate before March 6