2019 Cultivate Conference

Thursday, November 14th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Avalon Events Center in Fargo

The Cultivate conference gathers farmers, agtech company founders, software and hardware developers, educators, students, and others to explore the use of technology in agriculture.

Throughout this full-day event, which was only a half-day event last year, over 25 entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, and panelists will take the stage to share their experiences, developments and challenges. A variety of topics will be covered from software applications, policies, investment of farm innovations, and more.

This conference is designed to convene leaders and farmers to explore tech innovations they’ve created, are currently building, or are searching for in their industry. One panel to look forward too at the event is the ‘Angry Farmers Panel. ’ This panel will bring to light some of the current frustrations faced on the farm and spark conversation about how those issues could potentially be resolved by leveraging technology.

The speaker line up this year includes Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist of Microsoft Axure Glo bal where his work on FarmBeats was featured by Bill Gates on GatesNotes and he has been invited to present his research on FarmBeats to the Secretary of Agriculture; Elaine Shaung Qui, who is a Venture Analyst at Plug and Play Ventures where she focuses on early-stage investments in the agriculture and food sectors; and Mark Watne, the President of the North Dakota Farmers Union where he leads the development of the organization and other innovative ideas — just to name a few.

Click here to register for this great conference today.

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