Innovations are disrupting the food supply chain beginning with farm inputs and continuing through to consumers to create a sustainable food system that will produce nutrition to feed the planet. The 10th year event, September 10-12 in St Louis, will curate discussions looking forward to emerging industry trends, present high-impact agrifood innovations from around the world celebrating alumni from previous years and introducing new companies.
This year’s speakers will include:
- Jill Kolling, Global Sustainability Leader at Cargill
- Neal Gutterson, CTO at Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDupont
- Chris Chinn, Director Missouri Department of Ag.
- Leaders from the fertilizer and soil heath industry.
Ag Innovation Showcase is widely acclaimed as the “go to event” for agrifood innovation.
We are proud of the entrepreneurs who have presented early-stage innovations each year. Many have made significant gains both in financial terms since 2009, raising $1.1B of 3rd party capital, and 6 companies have executed successful exits via acquisition. At the Ag Innovation Showcase every year, entrepreneurs have built their networks with investors, industry leaders, and other entrepreneurs developing relationships that result in partnership as well as investment deals.
Early-bird registration will open soon and applications for this year’s presentation spots will open on May 1. To learn more visit the Ag Innovation Showcase website
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