Matt Bechdol is the President of GeoSilos, a consulting firm focused on leveraging place based solutions for food & agriculture challenges. For twenty years, Matt has specialized in place based solutions for agriculture and natural resources. Matt began his career as a consultant at NASA investigating imaging, wireless, and GIS technologies for precision agriculture. He spent a decade at ESRI where he managed a team supporting USDA’s technology and business integration to solve agricultural problems from precision farming to global crop forecasting. Matt also taught continuing education courses at George Mason University’s GIS Certificate Program in Manassas, Virginia for 16 years and lives with his family on the farm’s original 1864 Indiana homestead.