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

Since 2009, the Ag Innovation Showcase has featured the passion and expertise of exceptional experts, innovators and thought leaders – drawn from industry, from institutions of higher learning, from economic development organizations, from governments, and from entrepreneurs. As we continue to confirm speakers for 2017, we invite you to take a look at the esteemed group of speakers from past events. If you are interested in speaking at the 2017 Ag Innovation Showcase, please contact


Roxi Beck

Roxi Beck Director The Center for Food Integrity

Matthew B.  Crisp

Matthew B. Crisp President & CEO Benson Hill Biosystems

Michael Dean

Michael Dean Co-founfer & Chief Investment Officer AgFunder

Hank Giclas

Hank Giclas Senior VP President Science & Technology, Strategic Planning Western Growers

Neal Gutterson, Ph.D.

Neal Gutterson, Ph.D. VP, Research & Development DuPont Pioneer

Rachel Haurwitz

Rachel Haurwitz President & CEO Caribou Biosciences

Blake Hurst

Blake Hurst President Missouri Farm Bureau

Darryn Keiller

Darryn Keiller Chairman Autogrow Systems Ltd

Sanjeev Krishnan

Sanjeev Krishnan Managing Director Seed2Growth Ventures

Deepti Kulkarni

Deepti Kulkarni Senior Associate Sidley Austin LLP

Josette  Lewis

Josette Lewis Associate Director World Food Center at UC Davis

Lauren  Manning

Lauren Manning Agriculture Technology & Investment Journalist AgFunder News

Matthew Mayer

Matthew Mayer Operator & General Manager MPG Farms, LLC

Dan Morash

Dan Morash Founder California Safe Soil

Christine Moseley

Christine Moseley Founder & CEO Full Harvest

Stephanie Potter

Stephanie Potter VP, Sustainable Business Development Rabobank North America Wholesale

Vipula Shukla

Vipula Shukla Sr. Program Officer, Discovery Research Agricultural Development The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Joanie Taylor

Joanie Taylor Director, Consumer Affairs & Community Relations Schnuck Markets, Inc