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FarmBelt/BioBelt: Innovation Reinvigorating Rural America

  • Mark Scheffel, Advantage Capital,
  • John Cumbers, SynBioBeta,
  • Dave Nelson, Ag Solutions Group and Iowa farmer,
  • Sylvia Wulf, AquaBounty,
  • Venus Welch-White, U.S. Department of Agriculture

What is the role of innovation in reinvigorating the ag economy? What does the farm belt of the future look like, and how do we get there? How are American farmers using technology to add value to their products, diversify income streams, and reduce farm input costs? What tools are available to facilitate economic development planning projects that serve rural communities? And how is all of this benefitting the environment, the water we drink, and the products we buy? The common thread: biology + innovation + technology + good policy = progress toward sustainable agricultural solutions and a competitive, resilient American economy.

  • Date:Thursday, July 11
  • Time:8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Location:319
  • Session Type:Super Sessions
Mark Scheffel
Advantage Capital
John Cumbers
Dave Nelson
Ag Solutions Group and Iowa farmer
Sylvia Wulf
Venus Welch-White
U.S. Department of Agriculture