During 2018, iSelect, The VanTrump Report and The Yield Lab Institute are sponsoring a series of weekly webinars featuring the best in agriculture innovation. Agrifood Conversations is all about driving innovation and each month will highlight a specific theme, from biologicals to vertical farms, featuring new and exciting companies at the forefront of the industry. Once a quarter, we’ll open up the conversation with a panel of experts on that month’s topic. Learn about new trends in ag, connect with industry leaders and discover new solutions.

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September Webinar Topic: New Crops

This month Agrifood Conversations will feature webinars from agriculture companies working with new crops. Register for the September Webinar Series to learn about new innovations making a difference in the food & agriculture industry and how you can be a part of it.

Victory Hemp Foods: Will Hemp be America’s Next Commodity Row Crop?

September 20 at 3 PM CT

Hemp used to be everywhere. George Washington famously grew it on his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia, as did fellow founding father Thomas Jefferson, and the plant’s fibers were widely celebrated for their exceptional strength and durability. That changed, of course, with the debate over marijuana, which is effectively the same plant but contains the intoxicant THC. What was once a major part of the colonial economy was effectively outlawed and fell out of favor. However, that has the potential to change with the Farm Bill, which could lead to a significant increase in hemp production.

Equinom: Breeding the Plant Proteins of Tomorrow

September 27 at 3 PM CT

According to the United Nations, the global population is on track to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, up nearly 50% from 2000. That’s a lot of new mouths to feed, and in addition to this increased demand for food increased incomes and urbanization mean that the types of food are changing as well. Demand for protein, for instance, is set to double for 2050, raising concerns over the sustainability of animal protein as it is produced today. Learn how one company is working to address this demand in a sustainable way at “Breeding the Plant Proteins of Tomorrow,” featuring Gil Shalev, PhD, CEO of Equinom.

Past Webinars:

Arvegenix: A Productive Winter Cover Crop That Pays | 9/13/2018

TerViva: Transforming Distressed Farmland for New Uses Through Pongamia | 9/6/2018

Panel: Mister Gadget and the Farm | 8/30/2018

Bear Flag Robotics: How Robotics Is Helping Farmers ‘Think Outside the Cab’ | 8/23/2018

Harvest CROO: Robots, Automation and the Future of Farm Labor | 8/16/2018

Soft Robotics: Unlocking the Promise of Robotic Automation in Agriculture | 8/9/2018

Agrobot: Automated Harvesting Robots Come to the Strawberry Field | 8/2/2018

Geltor: Engineering Proteins for Use in … Everything | 7/26/2018

Victory Hemp Foods: Will Hemp be America’s Next Commodity Row Crop? | 7/19/2018

Seek Food: Crickets: The Food of the Future | 7/12/2018

Crickets, Worms and Algae: Alternative Proteins and the Future of Food | 7/5/2018

Nutrivert: Postbiotics and the Promise of Non-Antibiotic Growth Promotion  | 6/28/2018 

EIO Diagnostics: New Agtech Tools to Diagnose Udder Diseases in Dairy Animals Register | 6/21/2018

HerdDogg: Bringing IoT to the Field for Cattle Management | 6/14/2018

ApisProtect: Helping Beekeepers Prevent Losses and Increase Productivity in Their Hives | 6/7/2018

GrainChain: Verified, Instant and Secured Transactions for Agricultural Commodities | 5/31/2018

Annona: Real-Time Farm Management Apps for Global Food Companies | 5/24/2018


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