Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit

Thank you to all who made the 2018 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit (AgTech 2018) a huge success!

Watch Videos of the 2018 Keynotes and Panels here.

Subscribe to our AgTech Innovation Summit mailing list to stay up to date on future events: https://illinois.edu/gm/subscribe/35584.

 If you are interested in particpating as a speaker or sponsoring future events, please email lwbleill@illinois.edu.

This event is co-hosted by the College of ACES, the University of Illinois Research Park, and the Office of Corporate Relations at the University of Illinois. Thank you to John Deere Technology Innovation Center for generous sponsorship support.

 

 2018 Schedule of Events 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018
ENTERPRISEWORKS ATRIUM, 60 HAZELWOOD DR, CHAMPAIGN

          8:00am-12pm | USDA SBIR Workshop 
                                    (Free, but separate registration required. More info here)

5:30-7:00pm | Opening Reception (Open to all, regardless of registration)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
I HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, 1900 SOUTH FIRST ST, CHAMPAIGN

8:00am    |  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:20am    |  Welcome & Opening Remarks
                 
  Laura Frerichs, University of Illinois Research Park
                    German Bollero, University of Illinois College of ACES

8:30am    |  Morning Keynote
                    Lucas Frye, Amber Agriculture

9:30am    |  The Landscape of Investment in AgTech
                    
Moderator: Laura Frerichs, University of Illinois Research Park
                           Panel: Tom Parkinson, Illinois Ventures
                                      Dave Russell, Lewis and Clark Ventures
                                      Rob Schultz, Serra Ventures
                                      Matthew Walker, S2G Ventures                           

10:20am  |  Break                                      

10:30am  |  Plan, Plant, Spray, Harvest, Till: Growers Talk Back
                   Moderator: Chris Harbourt, Hatch Ag Group
                           Panel: Matt Barnard, Barnard Farms
                                      Aaron Bartlow, Wide Open Farms
                                      Jed Gerdes, Gerdes Farms
                                      Heath Huisinga, Huisinga Farms
                                      Jonah Kolb, Moore and Warner Ag Group
                                      Grant Noland, Noland Farms

11:30am  |  Disruptive AgTech Startups
                   Moderator: Jed Taylor, Technology Entrepreneur Center
                          Panel: Katie Betz, Agrible
                                     Girish Chowdhary, EarthSense
                                     Katie Hansen, IntelinAir                                                

12:30pm  |  Lunch Buffet                            

12:50pm  |  Moore Innovation Prize Presentation

1:00pm    |  Lunchtime Fireside Chat with Iris Shim,Granular

1:30pm    |  Break

1:45pm    |  Behind the Curtain: How Companies Evaluate Technology
                    Moderator: Roger Vanhoy, Office of Corporate Relations
                           Panel: Barrett Mooney, The Climate Corporation
                                      Greg Trame, GSI
                                      Simran Trana, DowDuPont         

2:50pm    |  IoT and the Future of Farming
                    Moderator: Robert Brunner, School of Information Sciences
                           Panel: Emma Fuller, Granular
                                      Tim Kuehlhorn, Agrible
                                      Mark Moran, John Deere
                                      Stella Salvo, Monsanto
                                      Guy Weitzman, Atomation

3:50pm    |  Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

 

2017 News Coverage:
The News-Gazette Coverage: Yielding Answers with Ag Tech
Taylorville Daily News Coverage: U of I Hosting Ag Tech Summit

Interested in speaking or being on a panel at the AgTech Innovation Summit? Contact Laura Bleill: lwbleill@illinois.edu