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Get Social During Ag Innovation Showcase #16AIS


Next week, innovators, investors and others in the agtech space are taking over St. Louis, the number one region for plant science, for the 8th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase. The conference will highlight the development of precision ag and automation, ag inputs and diagnostics, alternative food and feedstock systems, technologies for and from developing economies and much more. The Showcase connects Ag’s biggest names, brightest innovators and most influential investors to advance the rapidly expanding industry.

We invite you to learn more and interact with the presenters, speakers, panelists and event organizers. Below you will find a social media directory with Twitter handles for many of those participating at Ag Innovation Showcase. Use the hashtag #16AIS for event updates, information and to join the discussion.

Ag Innovation Showcase

Presented By:

Larta Institute

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Company Presentations: Precision Ag & Automation
Arable Labs, Inc.


Food Origins

Outpost Central – wildeye


Smart Vision Works International

Spotlight Session – The View from the Farm
Blake Hurst, Missouri Farm Bureau

Company Presentations – Ag Inputs & Diagnostics




XTB Laboratories

Opening Keynote – Views from the Farm
Hank Giclas, Western Growers
@hgiclas, @WesternGrowers

Darryn Keiller, Autogrow Systems Ltd.

Matthew Mayer, MPG Farms, LLC.

Spotlight Session – The View from the Innovator
Matthew B. Crisp, Benson Hill Biosystems
@EnergyCrisp, @BensonHillBio

Disruptive Dialog: Gene Editing – New Frontiers, New Challenges
Lauren Manning, AgFunder News
@Lo_Manning, @AgFunder

Neal Gutterson, DuPont Pioneer
@nealg240, @DuPontPioneer

Roxi Beck, The Center for Food Integrity
@roxibeck, @foodintegrity

Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Biosciences

Deepti Kulkarni, Sidley Austin LLP.

Spotlight Session – The View from the Investor
Sanjeev Krishnan, Seed2Growth Ventures

Company Presentations: Ag Inputs & Diagnostics
Adjuvants Plus Inc.

Crop Enhancement


Stem Shock

Company Presentations – Taking Technologies to/from Developing Economies & Alternative Systems for Food and Feedstocks
Bitwater Farms



Koolmill Systems Limited


Special Content Session: Venture Philanthropy in Agtech – A Design Lab Approach
Sponsored by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Special Content Session: From Laboratory to Farm, Transforming a Biological Company from R&D to Commercialization
Sponsored by Bryan Cave

Special Content Session: Global Scale, Changing the Paradigm of Agtech Investing
Sponsored by The Yield Lab

Special Content Session: University Showcase, Six Research Institutions Highlight Earliest Stage Innovations
Sponsored by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


University of Missouri

BioHio Research Park of the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Technology Transfer Office

Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization

Purdue University

UC Davis World Food Center

Special Content Session: Israel-St. Louis, Connecting Two Leading Ag Innovation Ecosystems
Sponsored by BioSTL

Missouri Technology Corporation

Spotlight Session: The View from the University
Josette Lewis, UC Davis World Food Center

Sponsored by UC Davis World Food Center

Disruptive Dialogue: Zero Waste Across the Food Value Chain?
Stephanie Potter, Rabobank North America Wholesale

Christine Moseley, Full Harvest

Dan Morash, California Safe Soil

Joanie Taylor, Schnucks Markets, Inc.
@Schnuckapedia, @SchnuckMarkets

Sponsored by Husch Blackwell

Closing Keynote: From Insight to Impact, Translating Science and Technology into Developing World Agriculture at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Vipula Shukla, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Thank you to this year’s partners and sponsors:

Bryan Cave
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Missouri Technology Corporation
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre
Buenos Aires Cuidad
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Services
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
UC Davis World Food Center
DuPoint Pioneer
Flad Architects
Husch Blackwell
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Sidley Austin LLP
CreateAbility Concepts
Cultivian Sandbox Ventures
EPL Bio Analytical Services
Evogene Ltd.
Lewis & Clark Ventures
Marrone Bio Innovations
NewLeaf Symbiotics
Novus International
Smith Anderson
St. Louis Regional Chamber
Everglades Foundation
Valent BioSciences Corporation
BioHio Research Park affiliate of Ohio State University CFAES
Kansas State University
Purdue University
University of Missouri
Agtech Week San Francisco
Food Dive
The Mixing Bowl
The New Economy
Thought for Food



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