Cultivate Conference is an agriculture technology conference that convenes innovators to explore technology innovations they’ve created, are currently building, or are searching for in their industry. The conference seeks to energize the AgTech community by showcasing the latest innovation in AgTech and how it solves real world problems faced by the agriculture industry. Take a look at photos from last year's Cultivate Conference!


Goals of the Conference:

  • Accelerate innovation in agriculture by exposing work being done in the industry
  • Provide a platform for  growers to give their feedback on work being done in AgTech
  • Create connections between startups, corporations, investors, growers, and universities 
  • Highlight public-private partnerships in the industry and areas of opportunity


What to Expect:

  • Networking Opportunities: The conference will be peppered with plenty of networking opportunities and we will create space for attendees to connect. 
  • Relevant Content: Conference content will be woven in a narrative format to keep everyone engaged.
  • Hybrid: This event will be hybrid so participants can attend in-person or virtually.
  • Workshops: There will be workshops and meetings on cybersecurity in food and ag supply chain on Wednesday, June 29 and there will be workshops on carbon, traceability, and grower feedback as part of Cultivate on Thursday, June 30. 


Content Topics:

  • Farm Management
  • Farm of the Future
  • Traceability
  • Sustainability
  • Farmer Challenges


Audience:
 Those involved in or interested in the agtech industry, including growers, startups, corporations, ecosystem builders, government entities, research institutions, and investors.


Questions?

If you are interested in getting involved, email or call Andrew Jason (andrewj@emergingprairie.com | 218-556-2922)

 

June 30, 2022

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sanctuary Events Center

Fargo, ND


SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

Midwest Agriculture Summit
Hosted by FMWF Chamber

  • Located at Delta by Marriott and Livestream
  • Separate Registration Required - REGISTER HERE

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

Bushel Customer Conference
Hosted by Bushel

  • Located at Sanctuary Events Center
  • Separate Registration Required - REGISTER HERE

 

Cybersecurity in Food + Ag Supply Chain
Hosted by Grand Farm

The age of agricultural complacency towards cybersecurity and related threats has been blown away by reality. The ransomware attacks on JBS in 2021 and the new Cooperative and Crystal Valley attack showed that the era of cybersecurity complacency has ended in the ag sector.

As part of Grand Farm’s commitment to lead on topics critical to the future of agriculture, this is a special pre-conference event to the Cultivate Conference, focused on the near and future cyber (and related) threats, mitigation, and responses for the Ag community delivered in straightforward language.

  • Located at Prairie Den Cowering + Events
  • Separate Registration Required - REGISTER HERE

 

Bushel + Grand Farm/Cultivate Shindig

  • Located at Broadway Square
  • Open to Attendees of Cultivate Conference + Bushel Customer Conference
  • Join for an evening of connections, music, and fun. The Shindig will feature the band The Cropdusters, food trucks, yard games, refreshing beverages and will be an all-around good time!

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Cultivate Conference

Coffee + Registration


 

Welcome


 

AgTech Investor Q&A

  • Larry Page - Lewis and Clark
  • Chris Abbott - Conti Ventures

 

Cultivate Speaker Series

  • Dustin Williams - Google
  • Duane Bernhardson - KWS
  • Garrett Maurer - Intelligent Ag
  • Adam Herges - Mosaic
  • Michael Lynch and Sofia Andreola - Chonex
  • Dr. Greg Lardy - NDSU

 

Break


 

Cultivate Speaker Series

  • Eric Newell - Stoneridge Software

 

Startup Pitch Sessions

  • Jérôme Boissonneault - Ayos Diagnostics
  • Laura Lee - Combyne
  • Bart Womack - Eden Grow Systems
  • Phil Bax - Smart Agri Labs
  • Ken Jackson - VeriGrain

 

Demystifying Ag Financing

  • Moderator: Jason Goux - Compeer
  • Troy Andreasen - AgCountry

 

Panel: How North Dakota Can Be A Leader in Ag + Energy

  • Moderator: Josh Teigen - North Dakota Dept. of Commerce
  • Wade Boeshans - Summit Carbon
  • Joel Jorgenson - BWR Innovations 
  • Eric Kresin - CGB Enterprises
  • Ryan Thorpe - Tharaldson Ethanol
  • Joseph Zimowski - Sapphire Gas

 

Introduction of Grand Farm's Grower Advisory Panel

  • Brian Carroll - Grand Farm

 

Panel: Farmer’s Final Say

  • Moderator: Mick Kjar
  • Chris Johnson - C&S Farms
  • Verna Kragness
  • Chase Nelson - Nelson Farms
  • Adam Spelhaug

 

Lunch


 

AgTech Workshops - Session 1

  • Carbon Workshop
    Hosted by Nori and Grand Farm
    The carbon workshop will explore the unique perspectives of both those buying carbon credits, and those supplying credits. The first 45 minute session will focus on companies purchasing carbon credits, and the second will focus on the growers selling carbon into the market.
  • Grower Workshop - Direct Dialogue with Growers
    Hosted by Grand Farm's Grower Advisory Board
    Join us to connect and communicate directly with the growers. Let’s bridge the gap between Agriculture and Technology by having conversations that are straightforward and meaningful.
  • Traceability Workshop
    Hosted by SB&B
    The SB&B Foods traceability workshop will focus on the journey of crops throughout the global value chain. The 45-minute session will capture key successes, expose challenges & highlight future solutions in traceability.

 

AgTech Workshops - Session 2

  • Carbon Workshop
    Hosted by Nori and Grand Farm
    The carbon workshop will explore the unique perspectives of both those buying carbon credits, and those supplying credits. The first 45 minute session will focus on companies purchasing carbon credits, and the second will focus on the growers selling carbon into the market.
  • Grower Workshop - Direct Dialogue with Growers
    Hosted by Grand Farm's Grower Advisory Board
    Join us to connect and communicate directly with the growers. Let’s bridge the gap between Agriculture and Technology by having conversations that are straightforward and meaningful.
  • Traceability Workshop
    Hosted by SB&B
    The SB&B Foods traceability workshop will focus on the journey of crops throughout the global value chain. The 45-minute session will capture key successes, expose challenges & highlight future solutions in traceability.

 

Social Hour + Networking
Sponsored by Nori


SPEAKERS

Geneviève Arsenault-Labrecque, PhD

Co-founder & CEO
AYOS

Chris Abbot

Co-Head
Conti Ventures

Dr. William Aderoldt

Director PMO
Grand Farm

Troy Andreasen

Chief Marketplace Officer
AgCountry Farm Credit Services

Sofía Andreola

CTO
CHONEX

Phil Bax

Co-Founder/Agronomy Science Lead
Smart Agri Labs

Duane Bernhardson

Business Development Manager
KWS

Wade Boeshans

Executive Vice President
Summit Carbon Solutions

Jérôme Boissonneault-Laroche

Co-founder & Finance and Commercial Director
AYOS

Rebekah Carlson

Agriculture Supply Lead
Nori

Jason Goux

Sr Innovation Strategy Consultant
Compeer Financial

Gordon Hanson

Chief Strategy Officer
AgCountry Farm Credit Services

Adam Herges

Mosaic

Ken Jackson

CEO
VeriGrain

Chris Johnson

Owner
C&S Farms

Joel Jorgenson

CEO & President
BWR Innovations

Mick Kjar

NAFB Farm Broadcaster / Host of Farm Talk
Ag News 890

Eric Kresin

General Manager Market Development
CGB Enterprises

Greg Lardy

VP, Agricultural Affairs
North Dakota State University

Laura Lee

Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Combyne Ag

Michael Lynch

Co-founder & CEO
CHONEX

Garrett Maurer

Director of Product
Intelligent Ag

Chase Nelson

Farmer
Nelson Farms

Eric Newell

CEO
Stoneridge Software

Larry Page

Managing Director
Lewis and Clark AgriFood

Scott Sinner

Partner | Supply
SB&B

Josh Teigen

Director of Economic Development & Finance
North Dakota Department of Commerce

Ryan Thorpe

COO
Tharaldson Ethanol

Dustin Williams

Field CTO
Google

Bart Womack

CEO
Eden Grow Systems

Joseph Zimowski

Project Manager
Sapphire Gas Solutions


FAQ


SPONSORS