Ag Tech Professional Forum: Virtual

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: The Love / Hate Relationship With Insects

The Ag Tech Professional Forum 2020 series theme is around plant health in recognition of the United Nation’s "International Year of Plant Health." The July 22 panel discussion will center on the interaction of insects with plants including how insects communicate with plants.  The conversation will also cover how to deal with imported pests, changing the dynamics of pest control and whether gene drive should be an implementable strategy.

4 -5:30 p.m.  Event Program


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Paul Bernasconi
Agribusiness and Biotechnology Consultant
Bernasconi Consulting Inc.



Fred Gould Image

Fred Gould, Ph.D.
William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology;
Co-Director GES
North Carolina State University

Philippe Reymond Image

Philippe Reymond 
Professor, Plant Molecular Biology
Université de Lausanne - Suisse

Joseph Stout Image

Joseph Stout
Group Leader Biology, Global Insecticide Research Advanced Biology & Agronomy

Jeremy Jeremy A Kroemer 
Agrochemical Discovery Lead
Bayer Crop Science


Annual Sponsors

Global Ag Logo HPG Logo Myers Bigel Logo Smith Anderson Logo

Supporting Sponsor

Alexandria LaunchLabs - AgTech


2020 Series Dates:

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

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