During 2019, 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. Learn about new trends in ag, connect with industry leaders and discover new solutions.
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March Webinar Topic: The Future of AgTech According to Industry-Leading Women
According to some estimates, women make up roughly 30% of U.S. farmers and ag industry professionals, and yet they remain a little-known voice in the national conversation about the future of ag and the food systems. That’s changing, however, in large part to an emerging range of thought leaders in the space who also happen to be women. This month, Agrifood Conversations will be speaking with some of these industry-leading women to get their thoughts on the future of agriculture from their perspective, all leading up to a panel discussion at the end of March.
Trace Genomics with Poornima Parameswaran, Co-founder
March 7th at 3 PM CT
Each tablespoon of soil contains millions of organisms that tell a story about the environment it’s providing for crops. For this reason, soil is the foundation that supports every farm on the planet. Everything else — from seed, to water, to fertilizer — is an input. To best determine what’s happening above ground, we first need to find out what is going on below ground. That’s where the importance of soil testing comes in. Learn how one company is working to bring new insights to farmers at “Leveraging DNA to Unlock the Power of Soil,” a webinar to be held at 3pm CT on March 7th featuring Poornima Parameswaran, co-founder of Trace Genomics.
ImpactVision with Abi Ramana
March 14th at 3 PM CT
Every year in the United States as much as 30-40% of the food supply is thrown out, accounting for some some 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food. Often this is due to spoilage or damage during the harvesting and production process, but it’s impossible to overlook the impact of this loss in an age when 40 million Americans are struggling with hunger. Learn how one company is working to reduce this number at “Preventing Food Supply Chain Waste With Consistent, Premium Products,” a webinar to be held at 3pm CT on March 14th featuring Abi Ramanan, CEO and co-founder of ImpactVision.
Inari with Julie Borlaug, VP Comms
March 21st at 3 PM CT
Farmers have been “editing” the seeds they plant on their farms for generations, selecting those that provide the best yield, are the most drought tolerant or are resistant to local pests. But the isolation of these preferred traits has so far been done in isolation and through trial and error; there has yet to be a solution that customizes seeds to grow best in the soil and weather at the farm where they will eventually be planted. Until now. Learn how one company has developed a way to optimize seeds to match local conditions at “Creating Personalized Seeds for Farmers,” a webinar to be held at 3pm CT on March 21st featuring Julie Borlaug, VP Communications of Inari.
The Future of AgTech Panel
March 28th at 3 PM CT
Featuring: Mary Shelman, Shari Rogge-Fidler, & Lorelei Davis
According to some estimates, women make up roughly 30% of U.S. farmers and ag industry professionals, and yet they remain a little-known voice in the national conversation about the future of ag and the food systems. That’s changing, however, in large part to an emerging range of thought leaders in the space who also happen to be women. To close out this month’s Agrifood Conversations we are hosting a panel discussion with several of these industry-leading women at “The Future of Agtech According to Women,” at 3pm CT on March 28th.
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