Ag Innovation Showcase Blog

Dr. Adrian Percy, Head of Research & Development of Bayer Crop Science, will deliver keynote address at this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase in St Louis.

By May 25, 2017 Speakers


The Ag Innovation Showcase, developed in collaboration by Larta Institute and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, has earned a reputation for convening thought leaders from key stakeholder groups across the food and agriculture value chain.  This year we are proud to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Adrian Percy, Head of Research & Development of Bayer Crop Science, one of the largest global chemical and pharmaceutical corporations.

Members of the Ag Innovation Showcase community will be familiar with Dr. Percy’s thoughtful opinion pieces offering insights from past Ag Showcase curated discussions.  Further, participants registering for this year’s showcase can expect that Dr. Percy’s presentation will stimulate the further exchange of new ideas on timely topics.

Recent themes Dr. Percy has given insight on are:

For further information on this on Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis Click here.

Early bird registration will be closing May 31. Reserve your spot today!


A memorable Showcase at Davis

By May 12, 2017 Updates

The mood of the Ag Innovation Showcase at Davis was a combination of relaxed California friendliness and passion.

On hand were thought leaders from among entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers. Roundtable discussions, and panels featured insightful comments and perspectives, engendering considerable interest from attendees. The presentations from early-stage companies were a high point. In the words of one of the attendees, pulled from the post-event survey, “Larta did a superb job with mentorship and pitch review, obvious from the high quality of presentations.”

2017 Ag Innovation Showcase at Davis announces companies chosen to present

By April 25, 2017 Companies

Twelve early stage food and agriculture entrepreneurs will take the stage to share their innovation commercialization stories at Ag Innovation Showcase in Davis on May 8 and 9.  These companies offer solutions to problems in high value crop cultivation, animal production, and food technologies in the areas of: food safety, food value and nutrition, animal health, and precision/digital agriculture.

What happens when our taps run dry? Featuring 2016 Presenter Ignitia

By April 18, 2017 Companies

Digital technology allows us to step back and ‘smart up’ around the current cycle of water consumption and wastage.  Read the full article here.

Barrix Agro Sciences Named 2017 TIME India Startup Innovator

By April 12, 2017 Companies

2017 started off with a bang at Larta Institute, with Ag Innovation Showcase alumnus Barrix Agro Sciences leading the way.

In January, TIME, Inc. and McKinsey and Company awarded Barrix Agro Sciences the 2017 TIME India Startup Innovator at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit in Andhra Pradesh, India. A jury of leading business figures from the likes of General Electric, TIME, and ICICI Bank, selected Barrix Agro Sciences from among 18 finalists.

Read the full article here.