Ag Innovation Showcase Blog

Ag Innovations: Trends in Fertilizer Industry

By December 8, 2018 Ag Issues

Last few decades, fertilizers have played an important role in increasing the quantity of food to feed the ever-increasing human population. Fertilizers industry have widely accepted the 4Rs i.e. the right product, at the right time, right place and right rate. However, this widely accepted approach from developed nations has taken little too long to trickle down to small-scale farms in developing nations. The new face to innovation in the fertilizer industry is precision ag techniques which have the potential to have higher crop productivity with high nutritional value and low environmental impact.

During the Ag Innovation Showcase, we had interesting discussions about different elements of the value chain in the Ag Industry. The focus expanded from inputs in the soil to final food on the plate. This article expands into the innovations shaping the future of the fertilizer industry. We hope to continue bringing the thought leaders and stakeholders in the space to continue shaping the path of Ag Innovations.

“Fighting Fire with Finance”: Blue Forest Conservation’s Novel Approach to Sustainability

By November 6, 2018 Uncategorized

Blue Forest Conservation has participated in Larta’s CAP program during their USDA Phase I and we continue to partner with them as they participate in their USDA Phase II program. To read more about their latest forest fire bond partnership, click here: “Fighting Fire with Finance”: Blue Forest Conservation’s Novel Approach to Sustainability

In Honor of Women’s Equality Day- Women Speakers of the 2018 Ag Showcase

By August 29, 2018 Speakers

Womenleaders at AIS 8 mbWe on the organizing team for Ag Innovation Showcase were struck by Land O’Lakes’ re-imagining of the classic nursery rhyme about “Old MacDonald”, into the “She-I-O” version to honor female farmers for Women’s Equality Day, August 26.  The right of women to vote became part of the US constitution on this day in 1920. Read More

New Horizons: Impact of Microbes on Plant Productivity

By August 24, 2018 Ag Issues, Companies, Speakers

fusarium blog-title According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the global estimates of the number of people who are chronically malnourished have increased to 815 million from 777 million in 2015. This alarming status of global food security is because of the imbalance between global agricultural output and ever-increasing global food demand. Even though researchers have continuously focused on agricultural innovation, plant protection against pathogens, animals, and weeds have continued to be of concern to the research community.

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Companies to present at 2018 Ag Innovation Showcase span “Farm to Plate”

By August 1, 2018 Companies

2018 PresentingCompanies graphicContinuing the Ag Innovation Showcase tradition of showcasing innovations with both commercial potential and positive environmental impact, we announce 11 North American presenters.  Three additional companies from Asia and South America will be introduced soon, in a separate announcement.

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