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AgTech Innovation Symposium in Irvine, CA to Explore Technologies Shaping the Agriculture Industry

AgTech Innovation Symposium in Irvine, CA to Explore Technologies Shaping the Agriculture Industry

March 13, 2018 |

A unique symposium which will focus on the technologies, strategies and companies that enable best practices for sustainability, energy efficiency, water efficiency and responsible development in agriculture is coming to Irvine, California. Presented by Sustain OC, and set to take place on Wednesday April 18 from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the Cove at UCI Applied Innovation, the AgTech Innovation Symposium will feature nationally renowned speakers with expertise in areas ranging from agricultural investment and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) to precision ag technologies. This morning only symposium will also delve into the policy, challenges, drivers, research, investment and technology shaping the industry. Seedstock will be there as a media sponsor, so please come and say hello. Space is limited, so register now!


Preliminary Agenda

8:00am – 8:25am Registration & Networking

8:25am – 8:30am Welcome

– Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain OC

8:30am – 8:50am Setting the Stage: A Look at AgTech Policy, Challenges and Drivers

– Dave Puglia, EVP, Western Growers Association

8:50am – 9:10am The Reality Behind Climate Smart Agriculture

– A.G. Kawamura, Founding Member Orange County Produce, LLC

9:10am – 9:30am Investment Trends in Agriculture Technology

– Philip Erlanger, Managing Partner, Pontifax AgTech

9:30am – 10:00am Precision Tech (panel)

– Eileen Licitra, Director of Product Marketing ClearAg, Iteris

10:00am – 10:20am Break

10:20am – 10:50am Energy, Water and their Nexus (panel)

10:50am – 11:10am Advancing Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Technology: an Industry / Research Partnership

– Darren Haver, Director South Coast Research & Extension Center, UC ANR

11:10am – 11:30am Cannabis: Growing, Policy and Investment

– Miguel Motta, President & CEO, Cultivation Technologies, Inc.

11:30am Closing Remarks

11:30am – 12:00pm Networking and Tour of UCI Applied Innovation


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Should you be interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Scott Kitcher at email hidden; JavaScript is required / (949) 509-9300.

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