Steve Pitstick is a progressive grower in Northern Illinois with more than 40 attempts to perfect intense management of his corn and soybean acres in his family business. Combining a passion for agronomics, business and technology, Steve works to bring innovative methods to his 2,500 acre row-crop farm. As an early adopter of technology, Steve has a long track record of utilizing the latest and most innovative equipment and science available in the agricultural industry. He has shared his knowledge and collaborative approach with the following companies: Precision Planting, 360 Yield Center, Farmers Business Network and Climate Corporation. Steve is in his third year as a contributing Research Partner with Monsanto for developing and advancing FieldScripts. Steve is currently President of the Illinois Ag Leadership Alumni Board, having completed the extensive program in 2000. The Illinois Ag Leadership Program provided a view to global agriculture practices on a trip to Egypt and Germany.