Sep 16 8:00 am - Sep 16 5:30 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
College St, Auburn, GA 30011, USA
A gathering of farmers and engineers to exchange opportunities & trends in agriculture & technology.
Featuring Key Speaker -- Roger C. Tutterow, Ph.d.
Henssler Financial Endowed Chair, Kennesaw State University on
THE ECONOMY, TRADE POLICY AND AGRICULTURE
Presentation on FEDERAL FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES by
Terrance Rudolph, State Director, Conservationist, USDA, NRCS, GA
Presentation on INTERNATIONAL TRADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS by
Mary Waters, Deputy Commissioner for International Trade, Georgia Department of Economic Development
The program provides many opportunities for participants to gain knowledge and contacts beneficial to their business. We are excited to present an interactive, longer format roundtable to our attendees. Two 45-minute sessions that encourage participants to have a real conversation with a thought leader on the subject, who will begin the session with an overview of the topic. Hands-on tips, suggestions and ideas to understand how technology plays a role in agriculture.
AgTech and what it means to the farmer? Jesse Lafian, Founder, Reservoir
Land and how its use has changed. Opportunities to leverage land for and beyond agriculture. – Krisztian Varsa, Conservation Director, Athens Land Trust
Exporting Ag Products – Susan Kintanar, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Export Import Bank of the US and Darrel Hulsey, Senior Trade Consultant, UGA SBDC International Trade Center, Athens, GA
For Georgia, agriculture remains an important sector in terms of GDP contribution. A majority (77 percent) of farms are represented by small-sized plots of less than 1 ha area each.
What is controlled environment ag and the impact on the community – Fort Valley case study -- Costas Simoglou, Director, Energy Technology at Georgia Department of Economic Development
Controlled Environment Agriculture -- Fort Valley, GA Case Study
New research in Agtech that contributes to a better environment -- Liz Buchen, Co-Founder, CEO, Trellis
Balancing the farm ecosystem in urban agriculture -- Aaron Poulsen, Horticulture Program Director
CIC, GCLP, Gwinnett Technical College/H. Anthony Gobert, GCLP, CLP, DMG, SFGCI, ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
Horticulture Department, Gwinnett Technical College
Aquaponics – Education, Technology and Global Impact! -- Ryan Cox, CEO, HATponics
Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill Park, Atlanta, GA -- Mario Cambradella, Urban Agriculture Director, City of Atlanta
Learn how the City of Atlanta took a 7-acre tract and converted it into a working food forest to feed and inspire the community.
Agritourism -- Pilar Quintero, Owner Rancho Alegre Farm, Dacula, GA.
Alegre Farm is a center for agriculturally-based education, agritourism, and economic development.
Technology Developments Aiming to Improve a Farmer’s Efficiency - Jonathan Riley, NA Fuse product marketing manager at AGCO
The Evolving Role of Farmers in Our Food Systems - Bernie Burgener, executive director of the Greenhouse Accelerator
Genetic Engineering in AgTech -- Doug Mankofsky, co-founder and CEO of Pando Nutrition, an AgTech startup. Pando offers engineered microbes as alternatives to antibiotics in livestock production
The importance of educating young farmers from the global south for global food security -- Annie Misner, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Earth University
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (Sponsor)
The City of Auburn (Sponsor)
Auburn was established in 1892 and got its name from the special red clay that was used to dye cloth auburn-red. We love our history and small town atmosphere and work hard to maintain this feeling while growing our businesses. Auburn is uniquely sited in both Gwinnett and Barrow Counties and is easily accessible by Highways 316, 324, 211, and 29/8. Easy access to major travel arteries to both... + More
Downtown Development Authority (Sponsor)
The DDA’s main purpose is for creating a climate favorable to the location of new industry, trade, and commerce, as well as for the development of the existing industry, trade, and commerce within Auburn.
Athens Land Trust (Sponsor)
The Community Agriculture Program strives to support Athens Land Trust’s commitment to neighborhood revitalization by developing a sustainable local food system in some of Athens’ most food insecure communities, strengthening the local economy and building unity and wellness at the community level. The Athens Land Trust educates and supports the development of small urban farms. It... + More
Greenhouse Accelerator (Sponsor)
The Greenhouse Accelerator is a collaborative effort of the Atlanta community of successful entrepreneurs and business executives who are volunteering their time to foster sustainable economic development that creates sustainable local jobs. We measure our success along a triple bottom line of impacts on financial, natural and human resources that result in development which is not only... + More
$99.00 / each
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