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first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News AgriNovus Indiana Announces Agenda for 2018 Agbioscience Innovation Summit Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 9, 2018Next articleCorn Growers Push for Farm Bill in Lame Duck Hoosier Ag Today AgriNovus Indiana Announces Agenda for 2018 Agbioscience Innovation Summit SHARE AgriNovus Indiana announces the agenda and speakers for the 2018 Agbioscience Innovation Summit “Ag+Bio+Science Convergence in Indiana” presented by Corteva Agriscience and Elanco Animal Health on Nov. 29, 2018, in Indianapolis.“This year’s Summit brings together a star-studded line-up of speakers from Indiana and across the country for important conversations about the agbiosciences,” said Beth Bechdol, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “Throughout the day, attendees will hear about food and ag tech investment trends, start-up activity and innovation, consumer perspectives, technology convergence with other industries and opportunities for continued Indiana agbioscience leadership.”The day-long program will feature a number of keynote presentations along with four panel discussions. The morning will highlight the investment landscape for the agbiosciences; the journey of technology and agbioscience entrepreneurs; and how science and technology in food and agriculture can be shaped by consumer perspectives and trends. Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director, producer and writer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Food Evolution, will be the luncheon keynote speaker and will share his observations on how science in food is “used and abused” in the public discourse.The afternoon sessions will address the convergence of the agbiosciences with other industry sectors and shared opportunities in research and talent development; the potential for the agbiosciences to address global challenges; and how Indiana’s global reputation in pooling localized civic, educational and industry resources make the region a stand-out in collaboration.Speakers:Elaine Bedel, president, Indiana Economic Development CorporationRobert Colangelo, founding farmer and president, Green Sense FarmsJim Collins, CEO, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPontScott Dorsey, managing partner, High AlphaWayne Eckerle, vice president of global research and technology, Cummins, Inc.Gebisa Ejeta, director, Purdue Center for Global Food Security and World Food Prize WinnerSue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community CollegeMitch Frazier, CEO, Reynolds Farm EquipmentVijay Harrell, CEO, TradeLanes, Inc.David Johnson, president and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate PartnershipScott Hamilton Kennedy, director, producer and writer, Food EvolutionBob Krouse, CEO, Midwest Poultry ServicesJayson Lusk, department head and distinguished professor of agricultural economics, Purdue UniversityScott Massey, co-founder and CEO, HeliponixSue McCloskey, co-founder, Fair Oaks Farms and fairlifeSonia Nofziger Dasgupta, vice president of commercial strategy, EnviroKureJoseph Parilla, fellow, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy ProgramJack Phillips, president and CEO, Roche Diagnostics CorporationDavid Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman, The Carlyle Group + host of The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg TV and PBSAaron Rudberg, managing director, S2G VenturesAaron Schacht, executive vice president of innovation, regulatory and business development, Elanco Animal HealthEllie Symes, co-founder and CEO, The Bee CorpAndrew Uden, co-founder and president of AgVision International and co-founder of Quantified AgThe Summit brings together over 400 industry and business leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and investors as well as representatives from several Indiana colleges and universities.The Summit will take place at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis on Nov. 29, 2018 with registration at 8:00 a.m., program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a networking reception to follow. The attendee fee is $99. On-line registration closes Nov. 27, with on-site registration available.Sponsors of the conference include Corteva Agriscience, Elanco Animal Health, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Ag Alumni Seed, Indy Chamber, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Elevate Ventures, Huntington University, Ice Miller LLP, Infosys, KBKG, Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, Barnes and Thornburg, Clear Object, Context Network, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, NineStar, The Indiana Farm Equipment & Technology Expo, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Ivy Tech Community College, Mavin Holding, PNC Bank, Sikich, Systems Technology Solution, Thomas P. Miller and Associates, The Plaid Agency, Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Open Prairie Ventures, Centric Innovation Network, Indiana FFA, Women & hi tech, and HSMC.More information and registration here.Source: AgriNovus Indiana SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 9, 2018 last_img read more