2016 Ag Showcase Agenda


Day One | Monday, September 12, 2016

1:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Registration and Networking (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

  • Official Event Kick-Off & Retrospective

  • Company Presentations: Arable Labs, ec2ce, wildeye, Smart Vision, Phytosynthetix, Food Origina

  • Networking Break

  • Spotlight: View from the Farmer - Blake Hurst, Missouri Farm Bureau

  • Company Presentations: Neogram, Aptimmune, XTB Labs, Growcentia, PhylloTech

  • Opening Reception (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

Day Two | Tuesday, september 13, 2016

7:30 AM - 8:30 PM

  • Registration & Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:45 AM)

  • Welcome Remarks

  • Opening Keynote: Matt Mayer; MPG Farms, Hank Giclas; Western Gorwers Association, Darryn Keiller; Autogrow

  • Networking Break

  • Spotlight: View from the Innovator - Matt Crisp, Benson Hill Biosystem

  • Panel #1 - Gene Editing:

    • Rachel haurwitz, Caribou

    • Neal Gutterson, DuPont

    • Roxi Beck, Center for Food Integrity

    • Deepti Kulkarni, Sidley Austin

    • Lauren Manning, AgFunder (moderator)

  • Networking Break

  • Spotlight: View from the Investor - Sanjeev Krishnan, S2G Ventures

  • Company Presentations: EIWA, Adjuvants Plus, Cotyledon Consulting, Crop Enhancement

  • Networking Lunch

  • Company Presentations: Koolmill Systems, Bitwater Farms, Ignitia, Kiverdi, SynShark

  • Exhibits, Networking & Special Content Sessions: Bryan Cave, Kauffman Foundation Design Lab

  • Networking Reception & Tours of the Danforth Plant Science Center

  • VIP Dinner (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Day Three | Wednesday, September 14, 2016

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM -9:00 AM)

  • Exhibits, Networking & Special Content Sessions: University Showcase and MTC + BioSTL

  • Networking Break

  • Spotlight: View from the University - Josette Lewis, UC Davis World Food Center

  • Panel #2 - Food Waste:

    • Christine Mosley, Full Harvest

    • Dan Morash, California Safe Soil

    • Joanie Taylor, Schnuck Market

    • Michael Dean, AgFunder

    • Stephanie Potter, Rabobank (moderator)

  • Closing Keynote: Vipula Shukla - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Networking Lunch + Closing Remarks (Until 2:30 PM)