The Summit will bring together a multitude of stakeholders from government, civil society, co-operatives, farmers, industry bodies, global business and academia to understand and address the challenges the United States faces in delivering the FACT initiative. All stakeholders and attendees will have the opportunity to develop a framework for action in delivering the USDA-NIFA vision for Data Science in Agriculture.
Taking place at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, the Summit consists of a full agenda focused on the key issues that will shape the future of US agriculture. From lobbying for regulatory change, analysing the future of IoT through to knowledge and technology transfer for the farmer, the summit will deliver on its mandate of cross-sector advancement in data applications across agriculture and the food production system.
Sonny Ramaswamy is the serving Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA provides funding to catalyze transformative discoveries, education and engagement to solve societal challenges.
The NCFC is a national association representing America’s farmer cooperatives. There are nearly 3,000 farmer cooperatives across the US whose members include a majority of the nation’s more than 2 million farmers, ranchers, and growers.
Greg Thompson is responsible for global product development and operations, regulatory affairs, and sales and marketing at Verdesian Life Sciences. He has held previous leadership roles in global agricultural companies where he was instrumental in driving growth and diversification in the agriculture and specialty business sectors. Thompson has also been instrumental in developing and implementing strategic planning, channel strategy and communications.
FMC Corporation is a specialty company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products.
Netafim is the global leader in smart drip and Micro irrigation solutions since introducing the world's first drip irrigation system solutions in 1965.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides agriculture re/insurance, covering the production and financial risks of farmers and related shortfall risks of interconnected stakeholders, such as input suppliers or grain processors.
BASF SE is the largest chemical producer in the world and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, Americas and Africa.
Siemens AG is a German company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and is the largest engineering company in Europe with branch offices abroad.
Ag Growth International is a leading manufacturer of grain handling, conditioning and storage equipment. The name AGI is among the most recognised in global agriculture; in some cases with more than 160 years of industry experience.
Robert Bosch GmbH, or Bosch, is a German multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. It is the world's largest supplier of automotive components measured by 2011 revenues.
The Microsoft Corporation is an American multinationaltechnology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
Croda is a UK-based manufacturer of speciality ingredients for global consumer care, crop care and industrial markets.
Iteris, Inc. is a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets.
Senet is a nationwide public Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) network service provider dedicated to operating a reliable, secure, scalable, and cost effective Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure based on the LoRaWAN protocol.
n.io is an artificial intelligence software platform that taps into the recent proliferation of connected “things” to unlock value across a wide range of industries through conserving resources while increasing quality and yield.
Gowan Company is a family-owned business headquartered in Yuma, AZ, USA that specializes in the development, registration, and marketing of crop protection products. Also included are seeds and fertilizers as well as contract formulation, manufacturing, and warehousing. What began as a local entomology consulting business in 1962 has since grown into a global enterprise with over 900 employees and sales in over 70 countries. Gowan champions technology for agribusiness through innovative product development, regulatory acumen, and quality production.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.
Arable enables agricultural enterprises with real-time continuous visibility and predictive analytics of crop growth, harvest timing, yield, and quality based on in-field Arable Mark measurement.
Built from the ground up in 2012, Verdesian Life Sciences offers farmers and growers the biological, nutritional, seed treatment and inoculant technologies that maximize performance on high-value row crops and specialty crops, as well as turf and ornamental plants. Verdesian is advancing plant health and nutrition through the development of nutrient management and efficiency technologies, nutritionals and micronutrients, seed treatments and inoculants, crop health chemistry and biologicals, as well soil surfactants for the agriculture, turf and ornamental industries. As a 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Partner, Verdesian remains committed to the continued research and development of environmentally sustainable products.
The Agriculture 4.0 Summit 2018 allows the transfer of knowledge and technology through strategic partnerships and collaborations. Be it through high level governmental access, partnerships with co-operatives and farmers, the Summit allows for an increase in visibility, business development, lobbying and lateral integration. Together we can resolve the vital issues concerning US agriculture through technological advancements vital to improving productivity, yield and management- We Will Create Change.
- IoAT Connecting The Chain
- Data Driven Decisions
- Food Waste
- Labour Shortages
- Cybermatics & Security
- Financing Technology
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These are the stakeholders, and they represent the key organisations in US agriculture, all along the value chain.