2017 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit (AgTech 2017) will be Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. 


Modern agriculture is being transformed by a confluence of advancing technologies. As a result, record-breaking investments in the sector are supporting new ventures. The University of Illinois is uniquely positioned where agriculture, engineering, and technology intersect, and is on its way to becoming a hub of agriculture entrepreneurship activity. 

The 2016 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit was held on Thursday, February 18 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. A highly interactive event featuring innovators from industry and academia, entrepreneurs, and investors, the one-day program included keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a lunch program. We hope you can join us next year.

Digital Booklet

Highlights from AgTech 2016:

View the various slide decks and videos from some of our 2016 presentations:
"Traceability Across the Entire Food Supply Chain" - H. Jeffrey Castillo, video
"Animal Health" - Aaron Gilbertie, video
"Functional Foods" - Keith A. Garleb, video
"Connected Farming" - Julian Sanchez, PhD, video
"Data Modernizing Agronomy" - Chris Harbourt, PhD, video
"Farm Ops Management" - Bborie Park, video
"Precision Agriculture Landscape" - Andrew Selek, panel video
"Smart Systems Revolutionizing Ag" - Jason Bull, video
"UAVs in Agriculture" - Jack Marck, video

2017 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Reception: Wednesday, February 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the EnterpriseWorks Atrium.
Summit: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the event will conclude at 3 p.m.

This event is co-hosted by the College of ACES, the University of Illinois Research Park, and the Office of Corporate Relations at the University of Illinois.