Ag Tech Professional Forum

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.


Plant Health: Using Technology to Monitor, Analyze and Treat

Wednesday, September 16, 2020  |  4-5:30 p.m.  |  Zoom Webinar (WATCH NOW)

September's event will be VIRTUAL due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. The Ag Tech Professional Forum 2020 series theme is around plant health in recognition of the United Nation’s "International Year of Plant Health." As such, September's panel will center on the development and commercial use of cutting edge technologies in making agriculture transformative and sustainable. The conversation will also cover sensors, autonomous data collection, robotics, cloud based platforms and bringing the technology from the lab to the field.



Chris Reberg-Horton Photo Chris Reberg-Horton, Ph.D.
Professor; Cropping Systems Specialist
NC State University, CALS


Ralph Dean Photo

Ralph Dean, Ph.D.
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
NC State University, CALS

Doug Farrington Photo Doug Farrington
Regional Digital Officer
BASF Agricultural Products, North America
Ron Heiniger Photo Ron Heiniger, Ph.D.
Professor; Cropping Systems Specialist
NC State University, CALS
Andrew Nelson Photo

Andrew Nelson
Farmer, Nelson Farms, Inc. & Silver Creek Farms, Inc.;
Software Engineer, Microsoft 



Annual Sponsors

Global Ag Logo HPG Logo Myers Bigel Logo Smith Anderson Logo

Supporting Sponsor

Alexandria LaunchLabs - AgTech



More Information

Zoom links will be sent out upon completion of registration.

2020 Series Dates:

  • February 19
  • April 15
  • July 22
  • September 16
  • November 11

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