Sept. 11-13, 2017 | 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


     Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Adrian Percy, Head of Research & Development of Bayer AG, Crop Science


C. Ryan Bond

C. Ryan Bond VP - Strategic Marketing & Innovation Koch Agronomic Services

Han Chen

Han Chen CEO ZeaKal Inc.

Matthew Crisp

Matthew Crisp CEO and Co-founder Benson Hill Biosystems

Bill Danker

Bill Danker Domain Head for Biotech and Breeding - Seeds Research and Product Development Syngenta

Vonnie Estes

Vonnie Estes Independent Consultant Independent Consultant

Nicholas Goeser

Nicholas Goeser Director National Corn Growers Association

Nicola Kerslake

Nicola Kerslake Founder Newbean Capital

Deepti Kulkarni

Deepti Kulkarni Associate Sidley Austin LLP

Patrick Moorehead

Patrick Moorehead Chief Marketing Officer Label Insight, Inc.

Mat Müller

Mat Müller Ag Biotech Business Development Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Pete Nelson

Pete Nelson President & Executive Director AgLaunch

Poornima Parameswaran

Poornima Parameswaran Co-Founder & President Trace Genomics

Garret Riekhof

Garret Riekhof 5th Generation Farmer GR Farms

Steve Swaffar

Steve Swaffar Executive Director No-till on the Plains

Jen  Wagner-Lahr

Jen Wagner-Lahr Senior Director of Innovation AURI

Adrian  Percy

Adrian Percy Head of Research & Development Bayer AG, Crop Science

John Sorenson

John Sorenson President & CEO Vestaron

Ron Meeusen

Ron Meeusen Managing Director Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, LLC

Jacqueline Heard

Jacqueline Heard Venture Partner Anterra Capital