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October 8, 2018 11:06 AM
 
AgTech Expo

Dec. 3-5, 2018

JW Marriott, Indianapolis

Registration is only $99.

Register at www.FarmJournalAgTechExpo.com

Farm Journal AgTech Expo is designed to meet farmers where they are on the spectrum of adopting ag technology (from beginner to advanced) and deliver knowledge they can take home to maximize their ROI on tech. More than nine hours on the expo floor will allow farmers to network with tech companies, ag retailers, precision ag consultants, agronomists and other farmers.

Keynote speakers are: Josh Henretig, senior director AI for Earth, Microsoft; Ken Ferrie Farm Journal Field Agronomist; and Robb Fraley World Food Prize Laureate and former Monsanto CTO. Due to popular request, select breakout sessions will be repeated so attendees can customize their experience.

Breakout Sessions Total Eight Hours of Educational Programming

Precision Ag

  • Dial in Agronomy with Technology
  • The Value of Data Layers in Making Real-Time Decisions
  • ROI of Using Tech to Solve Agronomic Issues
  • The Future of Predictive Modeling

Using Data

  • The Perils of Making Decisions With Bad Data
  • What Does Blockchain Mean to Agriculture
  • How the Quality of Data Drives the Decisions You Can Use It For
  • Know the Value of Farm Data ... Today and Tomorrow
  • Lessons Learned from Litigating Farm Data Issues

Iron & Machinery

  • How to Smooth the Bumpy Road of Tech Compatibility
  • The Future of Farm Machinery
  • How Remote Sensing is Answering Tough Questions
  • Row by Row—Are There Limitations of VRT?
  • Take Control with Driverless Machines

Sustainable Technology

  • 6 Letters with Big Impact: VRT NPK
  • Blockchain: Another Big Reason Your Farm Needs a Complete Digital Strategy
  • Managing Your Fertilizer Footprint

$100,000 Startup Challenge Takes Center Stage

Attendees at the 2018 Farm Journal AgTech Expo will have a front seat to some of the latest ag tech startup ideas that could change row crop agriculture. AgLaunch Initiative, a farm-centric agricultural innovation organization, announces the Innova $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch. The challenge will be held Dec. 4 on the AgTech Expo Demo Stage.

“The ultimate goal of AgLaunch’s involvement in the Farm Journal AgTech Expo is to demonstrate our farm-centric innovation model to assist new ag tech startups and the farmers we serve,” says Pete Nelson, president and executive director of AgLaunch Initiative. “We bring together emerging technology companies that support farming operations with the farmers and investors who share the goal of creating solutions for farmers.”

The challenge is open to all early stage ag tech startups focused on new and novel solutions to problems in row crop agriculture or to help farmers take advantage of new opportunities. Four finalists will vie for up to $100,000 in funding from Innova’s Ag Innovation Fund IV, a $31-million USDA-licensed Rural Business Investment Company backed by eight Farm Credit Banks, as well as access to the AgLaunch Farmer Network and visibility via the Farm Journal Media family of multimedia platforms.

“At Innova we strive to enable high potential, early-stage startups that serve the agriculture community, to grow into significant economic contributors,” says Dean Didato, partner of Innova. “By providing seed capital and experienced mentorship, we help ag tech startups succeed and deliver the most value to farmers.”

The challenge will be judged by a panel of farmers and a representative of Innova.

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