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 include:
- The danger posed by the public’s lack of trust in research, researchers, and the institutions in which research is conducted -addressed in a blog posted on May 4, 2017 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/trust-me-adrian-percy. Trust me!)
- The value of collaboration both virtual and face-to-face to meet the challenge of producing more food in the near future on a dwindling available base of arable land –discussed in a blog posted on March 28, 2017 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/accelerating-collaboration-adrian-percy. Accelerating Collaboration)
- The benefit of and need for public and private partnerships in order to solve pressing agriculture problems -highlighted in a blog posted on January 29 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-public-private-partnerships-benefit-us-all-adrian-percy. Why Public Private Partnerships Benefit Us All)
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Early bird registration will be closing May 31. Reserve your spot today!