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AgTech Nexus USA

July 22-23, 2019

Chicago, The Standard Club & Whiskey Acres

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Agenda

Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change

If you are interested in joining the AgTech Nexus USA 2019 speaking faculty, please contact Kate Westfall.

For a printable version of the agenda, please click here.

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Monday, July 22, 2019
7:45 am - 8:30 amCheck-In, Networking Coffee & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:15 amPresentation: How AgTech Has Increased Efficiency in Row Crop Production [More Info]
9:15 am - 9:45 amPresentation: What Happened this Spring? Evaluating Climate Risk in 2019 and Beyond [More Info]
9:45 am - 10:30 amPanel: Producer Perspectives - What Drives Farmer Adoption & Which Technologies Are Truly Disruptive On-Farm? [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:00 amNetworking Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:15 amPresentation: Emerging Technologies in Livestock Production – Blockchain, Gene Editing, AI and More [More Info]
11:15 am - 11:45 amDiscussion: Investor Perspectives - Which Technologies Are Ready to Scale?
11:45 am - 12:30 pmPanel: The Women of RIPE Explain Increasing Photosynthetic Efficiency [More Info]
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmAdoptable Disruption: Rethinking the Path in AgTech [More Info]
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm"Ask a Grower" Networking Lunch Featuring Farmer-Hosted Roundtable Discussions
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmPanel: How Can We Drive Profit Per Acre in a Low Commodity Environment? A Look at Secondary Crops, Specialty Crops & Innovative Business Models [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAgTech Innovation Spotlight - Fostering the Next Generation of AgTech Entrepreneurs [More Info]
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmNetworking Coffee Break
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmPresentation: AgTech Investment Review with a Focus on Biologicals -- Fringe Players or Disruptive Force? [More Info]
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmPanel: The Bridge Between Sustainability and Profitability - What Role Can Technology Play in Regenerative Agriculture Practices? [More Info]
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmNetworking Reception
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 amMorning Networking Coffee & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 amPresentation: The Importance of Including Farmers Earlier in the Development Process [More Info]
9:15 am - 9:45 amDiscussion: Tackling Food Waste & Building Efficiencies Along the Supply Chain [More Info]
9:45 am - 10:00 amPresentation: Innovations Downstream - Opportunities in Value-Added Processing for Food & Feed
10:00 am - 10:30 amDiscussion: Finding Opportunity in Plant-Based Meat Alternatives & Upcoming Food Innovations [More Info]
10:30 am - 11:00 amNetworking Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:15 amPresentation: Achieving Transformative Collaboration [More Info]
11:15 am - 12:00 pmKeynote Executive Interview: The Role of the American Midwest in Shaping the Future of Global Agriculture [More Info]
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmBoxed Lunch & Transportation to Field Day at Whiskey Acres
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmHands-On Technology Demos, Equipment Exhibitions & Distillery Tours
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmAgTech Innovation Spotlight - Company Pitches to Panel of Farmers
4:45 pm - 5:00 pmPresentation: Agriculture & the Alcoholic Beverage Industry - Opportunities for Innovation
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmWhiskey Tasting & Networking Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmTransportation Back to Chicago