2018 Ag Showcase Agenda


Welcome to Day One

  • Registration and Networking
  • Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research & Development
    • From Table to Farm: The Modern Consumer’s Reverse-Commute Across the Value ChainIn recent years, consumers of foods and beverages have installed themselves firmly in the driver’s seat... (read more)
  • View from the Farm: Chris Chinn, Director of Missouri Ag Department & 5th Generation Hog Farmer

  • Networking Break

  • Company Showcase: Session 1

  • Company Showcase: Session 2

  • Networking Break

  • Opening Reception

Welcome to Day Two

  • Registration & Networking Breakfast
  • Welcome

  • Keynote Conversation: Stefan Fürnsinn Vice President Digital Farming, Yara & Mark ThompsonVice President, Nutrien, Business Development &  in conversation with International Fertilizer Association, Director General Charlotte Hebebrand
    • How to Most Effectively Implement the 4 Rs of Precise Plant Nutrition (read more)
  • Featured Speaker: Jill Kolling, Global Sustainability Leader, Cargill

  • Featured Speaker: Neal GuttersonCTO, Corteva Agriscience™

    • Toward a More Sustainable Agriculture: Delivering Solutions for Farmers
  • Exhibits & Networking Break

  • Previews of Special Content Sessions: IFA/NCGA, University Showcase, Argentina
  • Around the World: Big New Markets - Spotlights on India, China, and Africa including Zhai Jidong Executive VP, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co. Ltd. 
  • Networking Lunch & VIP Lunch (By Special Invitation Only)

  • Spotlight on a Pivot: Anna Rath, CEO, Vestaron

  • Alumni Panel: Lessons Learned with Tom Laurita, CEO, New Leaf Symbiotics; Naveen Sikka, CEO, Terviva; Han Chen, CEO, ZeaKal; Steve Sibulkin, Founder, Agronomic Technology Corp (Adapt-N); Andy Renz, Vice President of Business Development, Vestaron in conversation with Josh Hofheimer, Sidley Austin LLP

  • Company Showcase: Session 3

  • Exhibits & Networking Break

  • Special Content Session 1: International Fertilizer Association and National Corn Growers Association

  • Special Content Session 2:  University Showcase

  • Special Content Session 3: Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional

  • Networking & Danforth Tours

Welcome to Day Three

  • Networking Breakfast & VIP Breakfast (By Special Invitation Only)

  • Talk Show including ICL Specialty Fertilizers, Koch Agronomic, & Valagro in conversation with Bob Morris, AndMore Associates

  • Talk Show: From Farm to Plate hosted by Sanjeev Krishnan, Managing Director,  S2G Ventures and Matt Crisp, CEO, Benson Hill

    • Transparency & Traceability  High-Value Agriculture and Food Systems and The Future of Protein

  • Exhibits & Networking Break

  • View From the Farm with Rebecca Doyle Co-Owner of Hickory Grove Pork Farm & Doyle Associates & Former Director of World Food Program

  • Lunch & Closing Remarks

  • One-on-One Meetings



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Innovations are disrupting the food supply chain beginning with farm inputs and continuing through to consumers to create a sustainable food system that will produce nutrition to feed the planet. The 10 th year event, September 10-12 in St Louis, will curate discussions looking forward to emerging industry trends, present high-impact agrifood innovations from around the world celebrating alumni from previous years and introducing new companies.