Sept. 12-14, 2016 | St. Louis, MO

2017 Showcase Agenda

01:00-01:50 PM

Registration & Networking

01:50-02:30 PM

Welcome & Retrospective

02:30-02:45 PM

Spotlight #1: View from the Farm with Garret Riekhof, GR Farms, Higginsville, Mo.

02:45-03:00 PM

Spotlight #2: Insights on Food Labeling Strategies with Patrick Moorehead, Label Insight

03:00-03:30 PM

Company Showcase Session #1: Farm & Food : Ingredients and Markets - New Sources with Bonumose, Aspire, Bugeater

03:30-04:00 PM

Company Showcase Session #2: Farm & Food: Decontamination and Disease Detection with SnapDNA, NanoGuard, SomaDetect

04:00-04:30 PM

Exhibits & Networking Break

04:30-05:00 PM

Spotlight #3: Entrepeneur Alumnus John Sorenson, Vestaron

05:00-05:30 PM

Company Showcase Session #3: Farm & Food: Input Markets- Beneficials and Biologics 3Bar Biologics, NovoBind, Amebagone & Bee Vectoring

05:30-07:30 PM

Opening Reception at the Missouri History Museum

07:30-08:45 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:45-09:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

09:00-09:40 AM

Opening Keynote: Adrian Percy, Division of Bayer

09:40-10:10 AM

Exhibits & Networking Break

10:40-11:40 AM

Disruptive Dialogue: Soil Health and Input Management with Nicholas Goeser, National Corn Growers Association, Poornima Parameswaran, Trace Genomics & Steve Swaffar, No-till on the Plains

11:40-12:10 PM

Company Showcase Session #4: Feast of Data: Input Market - Genetics: Agribody Technologies, New West Genetics, & Accelerated Ag Technologies

12:10-12:15 PM

Regulatory Update with Deepti Kulkarni, Sidley Austin LLP

12:15-01:30 PM

Networking Lunch

01:30-02:00 PM

Spotlight 4 & 5: Feast of Data: Data and Machine Learning in the Great Outdoors with Joseph Byrum, Syngenta & Data and Machine Learning Inside the Bubble with Nicola Kerslake, New Bean Capital

02:00-02:30 PM

Company Showcase Session #5: Feast of Data: Climate Forecast Applications, Visual Farms, Wisran

02:30-02:50 PM

Company Showcase Session #6: Farm and Food: Recovery of Inputs with Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling & Renix

02:50-04:45 PM

Special Content Session: Presented by Arpa-e and Sidley Austin LLC

04:45-06:30 PM

Networking Reception & Tours of Danforth Plant Science Center

07:00-08:00 PM

VIP Dinner

07:30-09:00 AM

Networking Breakfast & VIP Investor Breakfast (Library)

09:00-11:00 AM

Exhibits, Networking & Special Content Sessions with University Showcase & FFAR

11:00-11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30-11:45 AM

Spotlight #6: View from the Farm with Jen Wagner-Lahr, AURI

11:45-02:00 PM

Networking Lunch & Closing Remarks

11:45-12:45 PM

Disruptive Dialogue: Showcase Highlights & Trends to Watch with Han Chen, ZeaKal Inc., Jacqueline Heard, Anterra Capital, Ron Meeusen, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, LLC, & Vonnie Estes, Independent Consultant