The 2016 Showcase sold out for the second year. We continued our exploration of global agriculture and food production issues, which included innovative solutions to food waste, and the build-up of consumer trust and social license for emerging technologies like gene editing. We expanded the View from the Farm to include perspectives from large contract growers, California fresh produce growers, and indoor growers regarding the technical, environmental, and reputational issues that farmers are facing. Presenting companies spanned three themes:
- Precision Ag and Automation: from data collection to analytics, from artificial intelligence to integration of various innovations, aimed at better operational decisions and forecasts for financial and economic outcomes.
- Agriculture inputs, diagnostic tools, and breeding: focused on increasing sustainability and lowering costs for farmers and ranchers including sustainable animal production, animal vaccines, plant disease detection, and bio-based inputs for improved plant health and crop yields.
- Alternative Systems for food and feedstocks
Event Date Range: Sept. 12-14, 2016