Agriculture Innovation Technology Summit

Save the date for March 9, 2022 for #AgTech22!

Thank you for a great 2021 AgTech Innovation Summit.

 

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The next AgTech Innovation Summit will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Join us to explore how technology solutions are addressing some of the most significant challenges facing agriculture today – and learn about what is on the horizon. One of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, Champaign-Urbana is uniquely positioned to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning, networking and advancing this sector.

This interactive conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about the current state of agtech and looking into the future through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities.

Questions, please contact Laura Bleill at lwbleill@illinois.edu.

March 9, 2022
University of Illinois Research Park

AgTech Sponsors

AgTech Summit Networking Night

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

5:00 PM: Opening remarks
5:05 PM: Fruit Vaccine Presentation
5:15 PM: Breakout rooms
5:30 PM: AirV Labs Presentation
5:35 PM: OPen innovation in ag
5:40 PM: Breakout rooms
6:00 PM: AgriWater Presentation
6:05 PM: Breakout rooms
6:25 PM: Closing remarks

2021 Agenda

 

Wednesday March 10, 2021

8:00 AM: Webinar Opens
8:15 AM: WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
8:45 AM: Morning Keynote
9:10 AM: FIRESIDE CHAT: JIM SPRADLIN, GROWMARK
9:45 AM: Agrifood Innovation
10:15 AM: BREAK
10:30 AM: REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
11:00 AM: FIRESIDE CHAT: Seth Crawford, AGCO
11:20 AM: GLEN “GB” BRANDT PRIZE FOR AG ENTREPRENEURISM
11:35 AM: The AG SECTOR’S ROLE IN CARBON MARKETS
12:05 PM: Fireside Chat: Julian Sanchez, John Deere
12:30 PM: Edwin MOORE Family Agriculture INNOVATION PRIZE
12:45 PM: Past MOORE INNOVATION PRIZE Winners
1:15 pm Fireside Chat: Kroger
1:30 PM: FIRESIDE CHAT: Sam Eathington, Corteva
2:00 PM: BREAK
2:15 PM: Emerging Disruption in Agriculture

What technology or business model will be the next big disruption or game-changing paradigm in agriculture? For this session with Genective President & CEO Linda Jing, we will gather ideas in advance and select contributors to share their vision live during the program. During the AgTech Summit we will use the Zoom polling feature to ask participants to vote on ideas that they think will be most impactful the industry. Submit your idea.

If you submit an idea, you will receive the collective input from all contributed ideas in this call for submissions.  The results will be aggregated and not attributed to individual names or companies. We will also share polling results from the event and notes from the overall AgTech Summit.

2:40 PM: AI FARMS
3:00 PM: BUILDING THE FUTURE AGTECH WORKFORCE
3:30 PM: iNVESTMENT IN aGTECH
4:00 PM: gROWERS & pRODUCERS
4:25 PM: CLOSING REMARKS
4:30 – 5:30 PM: AGTECH Student Career EVENT
  • Registered Companies: Bayer, John Deere, Illinois AgTech Accelerator, and EnterpriseWorks
    *This event is exclusive to companies located in the Research Park
5:00 – 6:30 PM: Bayer Agconnect Networking EVENT
Join the Bayer AgConnect Networking event Here

AgTech Summit

 

AgTech Awards

Edwin Moore Family Agriculture agriculture award

The Edwin Moore Family Agriculture agriculture award was established in 2016 with a generous gift to EnterpriseWorks. The goal of this award is to help startup companies engaged in the development of new innovative technologies that may lead to increased productivity and/or efficiency in farming or to create new agricultural opportunities, including new processes, new crops, and new food production systems.

The award honors the legacy of Edwin E. Moore (1924), who graduated from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture and began farming in Will County. Throughout his agricultural career, he and his wife, Iva, used innovative farming practices for both crop production and livestock management. Two of their four children also became farmers, Edwin and Thomas (1953, College of Agriculture), and continued use of innovative farm practices. Subsequent generations of Edwin Moore’s family have continued to pursue farming and ag-related careers capturing the same innovative spirit.

The previous winners include:

Epivara(2021)

AspiringUniverse(2020)

TellTail(2019)

EarthSense(2018)

Soil Diagnostics(2017)

Glen “GB” Brandt Prize for Ag Entrepreneurism Award

The Glen “GB” Brandt Prize for Ag Entrepreneurism  was established in 2021 in honor of Glen “GB” Brandt, a legendary figure in the field of Illinois agriculture, who passed away in late 2020. The BRANDT Foundation partnered with the University of Illinois to provide the winner a $10,000 prize.

The BRANDT Foundation was established in 2012 as a philanthropic extension of BRANDT, Inc. The Brandt family has always stood with their communities and as their company grew, so did the opportunities to give back. The BRANDT Foundation offers donations, grants, and support to the charities, organizations, and communities that reside in the same area of the company; geographically and industry-related.

The previous winners include:

Will Glazik(2021)

AgTech Summit History

Check out these highlights from our AgTech Innovation Summits of past years.

2021

2021 AgTech Innovation Summit Recap Video

2021 AgTech Innovation Summit Photos

AgTech Summit 2021 in the Media

March 20, The News-Gazette: Rural Paxton farmer’s spirit recognized

March 12, AgDaily: Illinois Farmer Receives Ag Entrepreneurial Award

March 4, WCIA: We’re thinking spring in Champaign County

February 10, Smile Politely:  The 2021 AgTech Innovation Summit is Happening on March 10th

2020

2020 AgTech Summit Photos

2019

2019 AgTech Summit Photos

2018

2018 AgTech Summit Photos

2017

2017 AgTech Summit Photos

2016

2016 AgTech Summit Photos