Where Technology and Agriculture Collide

Cultivate Conference brings together a diverse community of experts, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and growers to share their knowledge and experiences, create feedback loops and explore the exciting possibilities of technology in agriculture. Explore the dynamic intersection of technology and agriculture, where we emphasize bringing valuable grower feedback into the industry and create an impact on agtech advancements. Join us to learn about cutting-edge solutions, connect with industry leaders, and discover opportunities to drive innovation in agribusiness.

Take a look at photos from last year's Cultivate Conference!

Cultivate Conference Goals

  1. Foster stronger engagement with startups, growers, and industry stakeholders
  2. Create feedback loops between the AgTech industry and innovative growers
  3. Highlight and promote advancements and innovations in agriculture technology
  4. Facilitate meaningful connections among startups, growers, corporations, technologists, investors, and universities

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.

There will be workshops and meetings as part of Cultivate.

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

Cultivate Conference tentative schedule

  • 8:00 to 9:00 AM Registration
  • 9:00 to 10:30 AM Session one
  • 10:30 to 11:00 AM Break
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Session two
  • 12:30 to 1:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 to 2:30 PM Session 3
  • 2:30 to 3:00 PM Break
  • 3:00 to 4:00 PM Workshops
  • 4:00 to 6:00 PM Social


Novel Tech in Agriculture

Embark on a journey of innovation where cutting-edge technologies redefine the future of farming. Explore groundbreaking advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence, and precision agriculture revolutionizing the way we cultivate crops and manage resources. Engage with industry pioneers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to uncover emerging trends, exchange insights, and envision the next wave of transformative solutions shaping the agricultural landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of agricultural innovation, driving sustainability, efficiency, and resilience in farming practices for generations to come.

Topics to cover

  • AI
  • ML
  • VR
  • Robotics
  • Biotechnology

Grower Challenges and Ideation

Growers converge to share their pressing issues and envision solutions with the wider community. They will articulate their hurdles in real-time, prompting insightful discussions and ideation among peers and industry experts. This session serves as a platform for growers to voice their needs, fostering collaboration and sparking innovative ideas to address challenges in agriculture. Be part of this vital exchange, bridging the gap between growers and the agtech industry to drive meaningful advancements in agricultural technology.

Startup Pilot Projects

Founders delve into the intricacies of developing successful pilots with growers and researchers. Discover strategies for maximizing pilot outcomes and transforming them into compelling sales tools, all while gaining insights directly from growers and investors in dedicated feedback sessions. Engage in collaborative discussions and workshops to refine your approach, network with industry peers, and unlock opportunities to propel your startup to new heights in the agricultural landscape.

Are you interested in sponsoring Cultivate? Click here for more information.

AgTech Week

Cultivate is part of AgTech Week. It's where leaders come together in Fargo-Moorhead for agriculture and AgTech-based events with local growers and the organizations that help them thrive. Programs and activities will bring together the AgTech industry including startups and established organizations, growers, policymakers, educational groups (K-12 and academia) and investors to accelerate adoption of technology and create private-public partnerships.

Get engaged

Our goal is to get 50+ events hosted throughout the week from different groups. Events include customer events, farm tours, technology/product showcases, happy hours, investor and reverse pitch sessions and policymaker meetups with entrepreneurs. By getting the community to rally, we know that we are stronger together and showcase our wonderful community. It is free to host events throughout the week, and Grand Farm will promote all events, but organizations must cover their own costs.

To host an event, click here to fill out a form.

2024 AgTech Week Master Calendar

Monday, June 10:

9:00 AM - Innovation Shop Grand Opening - Grand Farm

Tuesday, June 11: 
Morning: Midwest Ag Summit - Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce - Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Wednesday, June 12: 
8:00 to 9:30 AM -  StartupBrew - Emerging Prairie
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bushel Buddy Seat Conference - Bushel - Brewhalla
1:30 to 3:30 PM Grand Farm Field Day: Innovation Campus with a networking social from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
4:00 to 5:30 pm - Startup-Investor Meetup - Grand Farm/Emerging Prairie
6:00 to 10:00 PM - Joint Shindig- Bushel & Grand Farm

Thursday, June 13: 
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Cultivate Conference - Armory Events Center

Friday, June 14: 
All day: EduConnect - Grand Farm


If you are interested in getting involved, email or call Andrew Jason (andrewj@grandfarm.com | 218-556-2922)
Media inquiries can be directed to Grand Farm Chief of Staff Matt Wendel (MattW@grandfarm.com | 701-840-8769