Sept. 11-13, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
01:00-01:50 PM

Registration & Networking

02:00-02:30 PM

Official Event Kick-Off & Retrospective

02:30-03:30 PM

Company Presentations: Precision Ag & Automation

Arable Labs, Inc.


Food Origins

Outpost Central - wildeye


Smart Vision Works International

03:30-04:00 PM

Networking Break

04:00-04:15 PM

Spotlight 6: View from the Farm

Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau
04:15-05:00 PM

Company Presentations: Ag Inputs & Diagnostics





XTB Laboratories

05:30-07:30 PM

Opening Reception: Sponsored by Rabobank

07:30-08:45 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:45-09:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

09:00-09:40 AMHank Giclas, Senior VP President Science & Technology, Strategic Planning, Western Growers
Darryn Keiller, Chairman, Autogrow Systems Ltd
Matthew Mayer, Operator & General Manager, MPG Farms, LLC
09:40-10:10 AM

Networking Break

10:10-10:25 AMMatthew B. Crisp, President & CEO, Benson Hill Biosystems
10:25-11:25 AM

Disruptive Dialogue: Gene Editing: New Frontiers, New Challenges

Moderator: Lauren Manning, Agriculture Technology & Investment Journalist, AgFunder News
Neal Gutterson, Ph.D., VP, Research & Development, DuPont Pioneer
Roxi Beck, Director, The Center for Food Integrity
Rachel Haurwitz, President & CEO, Caribou Biosciences
Deepti Kulkarni, Senior Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
11:25-11:45 AM

Networking Break

11:45-12:00 PM

Spotlight 1: View from the Farm

Sanjeev Krishnan, Managing Director, Seed2Growth Ventures
12:00-12:45 PM

Company Presentations: Ag Inputs & Diagnostics

Adjuvants Plus Inc.

Crop Enhancement


Stem Shock

12:45-01:45 PM

Networking Lunch

01:45-02:45 PM

Company Presentations: Taking Technologies to/from Developing Economies & Alternative Systems for Food and Feedstocks

Bitwater Farms



Koolmill Systems Limited


02:45-04:45 PM

Exhibits, Networking & Special Content Sessions (concurrent)

Brendan Johnson, Partner, Bryan Cave
John Hamer, Investment Director, Monsanto Growth Ventures
Brandon Neuschafer, Partner, Bryan Cave
Tom Laurita, CEO, NewLeaf Symbiotics
Jerry Duff, President, AgriThority
04:45-06:30 PM

Networking Reception & Tours of the Danforth Plant Science Center