About FieldWatch

Our mission is to develop and provide easy-to-use, reliable, accurate and secure on-line mapping tools intended to enhance communications that promote awareness and stewardship activities between producers of specialty crops, beekeepers and pesticide applicators.

A Non-Profit Company: From Purdue University to a National Collaborative

FieldWatch, Inc. is a non-profit company created to develop, expand and continue to innovate the DriftWatch Specialty Crop Site and BeeCheck Apiary Registry.

Our tools are voluntary in nature, free to use and were originally developed by the Purdue University Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department. The university’s successful web-based program, launched in 2008, was effective in allowing both farmers and applicators to identify, map and communicate where high-value specialty crops are grown as part of ongoing stewardship activities.

As the tool caught the attention of neighboring states, a non-profit company was formed called FieldWatch. At that time, FieldWatch transitioned from the Purdue IT environment to a secure private IT service provider who developed a national software program from which to grow FieldWatch into a national registry. Today, FieldWatch has expanded into fourteen states and one Canadian province.

Balanced Stakeholder Representation

A major priority of FieldWatch is maintaining balanced stakeholder representation on the board of directors as well as seeking to develop a stewardship tool that is acceptable and brings value to all stakeholders. To ensure this balance, the FieldWatch board consists of four groups: Producers (growers and beekeepers), Applicators, Manufacturers and At-Large. Purdue University also maintains a permanent ex-officio position on the board of directors.

Executive Board

Board Chair: Steve Smith

Board Vice-Chair: KJ Johnson

Secretary: Mark Trostle

Treasurer: Dave Flakne

Ex-officio Voting Director: Purdue University Dean of Agriculture, Karen Plaut/Bernie Engel

Producer Group:

Levi Huffman
Huffman & Hawbaker Farms

Brant Harrison
Kokopelli Produce

Steve Smith
Red Gold, Inc.

Dennis Dixon
Hartung Brothers

Applicator Group:

Jason Roth
Winfield United

Matt Haines
Piatt County FS/GROWMARK

Scott Schertz
Schertz Aerial Service

Mark Trostle
Crop Production Services

Manufacturing Group:

Andrew Burchett
Monsanto Company

Elisha Modisett Kemp
Dow AgroSciences LLC

Dave Flakne
Syngenta

Burleson Smith
BASF

Industry At-Large Group:

Neil Bergman
Delta Bee Company

Tami Griffin
Aon Risk Solutions

Kevin “KJ” Johnson
Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association

Lori Bowman
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture

Staff

Stephanie Regagnon, President/CEO stephanie@fieldwatch.com

Bob Walters, Director Business Development bob.walters@fieldwatch.com

Software Development and Support Delmar Information Technologies

Corporation By-Laws

Amended FieldWatch By-Laws 2014

Vision, Mission, Foundational Objectives

FieldWatch Foundational Objectives Final 5-13-2013