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As the global AgTech industry rapidly matures, Silicon Valley’s venture capital community continues to play an important role. Learn about the latest AgTech investment trends and opportunities from some of the industry’s most prominent late-stage investors.
Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) has established itself as a major sector within AgTech, having generated large and widely publicized investments from across the industry. Hear from our expert panel about the latest technologies and opportunities in this already established sub-sector.
Farm data started as a byproduct of agtech, but is now its own standalone business. This panel will discuss how companies are monetizing farm data as well as the challenges unique to collecting and using agricultural data.
Vertical farming is reaching a crossroads. It promises increased food production, higher quality and locally-grown crops. How can innovation be harnessed to drive down operational costs and make vertical farming commercially viable? What’s needed is a true networked systems approach, incorporating sensors and other inputs that provide feedback to the system’s “brain”, allowing the system to adjust itself. We will share our vision of the technologies needed to create such a system and share examples of leading-edge work that is already shaping the future of farming indoors.
Perhaps the biggest advances in agricultural technology has been in the development of robots to replace a dwindling labor supply. Combined with artificial intelligence and deep learning or machine learning, robotics is fundamentally changing how food is produced. This panel will describe current technologies in use in the field and in development and what we can expect in the future.
Going to market may be the biggest challenge for agtech companies. We will hear from the growers as to what tech they want and need and how best to deliver it to this unique and challenging market.
Automating Traceability, Payments, and Supply Chain Management. Blockchain may be the newest technology to find an application in agriculture and our panel will describe the many ways that blockchain is providing for traceability, reducing costs and eliminating the middleman.
The 2018 Farm Bill has allocated funds for rural broadband access paving the way for an agtech revolution in IoT in the fields. Our panel will discuss what the law means and what we can expect in terms of access to broadand for tech in the fiel