Ag Tech Professional Forum

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Blockchain: The Digital Future of Ag Product Traceability

Join friends and colleagues from our region and share what’s happening in North Carolina’s ag tech industry. The Ag Tech Professional Forum is a series held throughout the year providing the opportunity to learn about N.C.’s diverse agricultural resources, while also offering a setting for networking and engagement outside of our normal workspaces. See the agenda below for the upcoming Forum topic and details.

Agenda

November's Forum will discuss the newest technology that allows the transfer of assets or products from one point to another without an intermediary.  For agriculture, that means traceability, transparency, food security, more efficient supply chains, faster transfer of payment and accountability all within one virtual system.

So what does this mean for the agriculture and food sectors and what will be the effects and opportunities arising from its implementation? Speakers will cover this in discussions around Walmart and IBM's tracking of leafy greens, global seafood supply, livestock, commodity grains, international trade, pre-harvest and cryptocurrency. Join us!

Speakers

Kennedy Photo Andy Kennedy, interim director, Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologists
Nelson Photo

 

Kirk Nelson, sales operations, AgBiome

Due to a death in the family, Kirk will not be able to present this evening.  Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this time.  Andy Kennedy will present on his behalf.

 

Nelson Photo Leonard Nelson, founder and CEO, Navia
Parzygnat Photo

 

Mark Parzygnat, program director of Blockchain, IBM

 

 

Annual Sponsors

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Agenda

4:00 p.m.    Registration/Check-in

4:30 p.m.    Event Program

5:30 p.m.    Networking Reception

Directions/Parking

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Registration

Registration is now closed online.  You will be able to register onsite for $15, credit card only.  Please arrive at 4:00 p.m.

More Information

2019 Series Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 20
  • Wednesday, April 17
  • Wednesday, June 19 - Summer Social
  • Wednesday, September 18
  • Wednesday, November 13

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Need more info?

For questions or more information, contact:
Nandini Mendu, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Agriculture Sector Development

Agriculture Sector Development

919-314-8334 | nandini_mendu@ncbiotech.org

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NCBiotech
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

$10 early bird / $15 on-site
Agriculture
Need more info?

For questions or more information, contact:
Nandini Mendu, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Agriculture Sector Development

Agriculture Sector Development

919-314-8334 | nandini_mendu@ncbiotech.org