On the closing keynote “After Ag 3.0: Is the world going crazy or is it just me?”
Wednesday, September 16 from 12:30-1:00 p.m., Auditorium
It’s never been easy in agriculture. If the market price doesn’t get you, the bugs or drought will. While the opportunities we have in this industry are greater than ever, the challenges we face seem to have grown as well. Join us as we review the changes transforming agriculture in the years ahead, and also identifying what has the potential to trip us up if we are not careful. No one can promise to make this easy, but perhaps with a little reflection and perspective we can make it slightly less hard.
On Disruptive Dialogue “A Systems Approach to Biologics: Combinations, Formulations & Challenges”
Tuesday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Auditorium
Biological and chemical solutions for plant health problems used to be Venus and Mars. Incompatible. Different planets. No small amount of mutual contempt. Green solutions providers looked at chemicals as they did Darth Vader, and “chemical guys” looked at biologicals as ineffective “foo foo dust.” Then something amazing began to occur. As we began to unlock the secrets to biological performance, the technology improved, and both traditional solutions providers and retailers began to embrace both sets of solutions.
Today we are closer to realization of the true concept of IPM (integrated pest management) than we have ever been, yet the two camps have yet to fully embrace the opportunity. The Ag Innovation Showcase panel on A Systems Approach to Biologics: Combinations, Formulations, & Challenges will explore the challenges in the practical integration of Venus and Mars in the pursuit of a greener planet.
On the Ag Innovation Showcase
The Ag Innovation Showcase has quickly assumed a unique position in the agricultural industry. The meeting features an eclectic mix of scientists, technology marketers, and investors. If you are developing new technology for agriculture, and if you need money (and who doesn’t?), it is a meeting you MUST attend. Far more than speed dating for entrepreneurs, this meeting provides companies a chance to find strategic partners who can bring more than just capital to bear on the challenges they must overcome to be successful. If you have a startup agtech company, get yourself here, or get ready to hear people for the next eleven months tell you why you should have been there.