Ag Innovation Showcase 2016

The Ag Innovation Showcase has established itself as the premier event where Ag’s biggest names, brightest innovators, and most influential investors connect annually in St. Louis, MO.

Now, Larta Institute, in partnership with The World Food Center at the University of California, Davis, is building on the strength of the Ag Innovation Showcase brand. We will launch a satellite Ag innovation Showcase at UC Davis’ Conference Center on May 8-9, 2017.

This will be California’s first Ag Innovation Showcase, and as such, will be focused on the State’s specialized agricultural footprint, and will highlight emerging, transformative technologies across the areas of high-value crops, livestock, and dairy. As with the main Showcase event, this conference will feature rising entrepreneurs and startup companies, agtech investors, and researchers at the forefront of innovation.

The Showcase melds Larta Institute’s high-impact programs that energize ideas and accelerate innovations to the marketplace with world-class research in crop, animal, and food science at UC Davis. The Ag Innovation Showcase @Davis is centered on four themes:

  1. Automation and robotics for fresh produce, fruits, and nuts.
  2. Food safety from production to product.
  3. Nutrition and sensory enhancement for foods.
  4. Innovation for livestock and dairy.

“We intentionally modeled this event on our premier agtech conference in St. Louis, which is an exceedingly successful event for both entrepreneurs and investors. With the world-renowned concentration of agriculture and technology industries in California, we believe Davis makes a perfect geographical extension of this model,” says Rohit Shukla, Founder and CEO of Larta Institute.

Danforth Plant Science Center, a founding partner with Larta Institute of the annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, is a Founding Sponsor for the California event.

Calling All Food And Ag Innovators

Larta Institute is seeking presenter applicants with innovations in areas from farmer to consumer, from climate-smart technology to advanced food safety solutions, and more. Presenters at the Ag Innovation Showcase receive personalized coaching with one of our industry experts, the opportunity to pitch to over 250 of the most influential players in food and ag, exclusive exhibition space, and unlimited networking through our online scheduling tool, LartaLink.

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Larta Institute is also offering discounts on registration for non-profits, universities, and government, early-stage companies in the ag sector, U.C. Davis students and post-doctorates, and U.C. Davis faculty. Registration for the event is open now through March 14.

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