Grand Farm, energized by Emerging Prairie, has announced its events schedule for 2021, planning a variety of events designed to bring growers and agtech leaders together at Grand Farm to solve problems facing growers--both today and in the future.
Grand Farm hosted 21 events throughout 2020, bringing together over 750 agricultural leaders in a COVID-safe environment.
Andrew Jason leads Grand Farm’s event team and is excited to get the season started. “In 2020, we were able to successfully (and safely) host 21 events that shared expertise from our partners--which included a great lineup of 90 speakers. This year, we can't wait to “double down” and host 60-plus events. We’ll again bring people together to discuss the biggest problems in agriculture, then drive connections and conversations to solve those problems.”
2021 events are planned May-September, usually on Thursdays. Most events will take place at Grand Farm’s Innovation Site, located east of Horace, North Dakota.
Grower Roundtables bring industry leaders together with growers to identify the pain points facing growers, giving the ag industry firsthand knowledge and the opportunity to create solutions.
Grand Farm Field Days highlight the dozens of 2021 projects being done at Grand Farm and provide updates (and feedback) on the future development of Grand Farm. Field Days always include a tour of the test plot research.
Grand Farm Innovation Days bring agtech leaders, higher education and government together to highlight new innovations in agtech, connect policy makers with industry, grow the agtech ecosystem with the mission of making our region the global agtech thought leader.
Our Harvest Hours “happy hour” events invite everyone interested in Grand Farm or agtech to gather, learn something new and create new partnerships. These happen every Thursday at 4pm onsite at Grand Farm. Beverages are provided.
Grand Farm has three larger conferences planned for 2021
(attendance TBD based on COVID safety protocols):
Space Ag Conference (working title), will explore the future of space agriculture, potentially with global leaders already working in outer space. Space Ag Conference will advance collaboration and communication among those currently working on space agriculture, sharing their progress and plans to feed 10B people by 2050 with the world.
Cultivate is one of our most-popular annual conferences, bringing together farmers, ranchers, and entrepreneurs to share the stage (and share their frustrations) with agtech leaders and agtech venture capitalists. The event features a full day of main stage presentations supported by breakout sessions and real-world demonstrations.
Autonomous Nation connects the autonomous industry with local, state, and national policymakers and thought leaders, with the goal to make North Dakota the most autonomous-friendly state in the country. The event identifies obstacles and creates solutions to share with policymakers, and features demonstrations throughout the day.