Croptastic on Stage - Building a New System for Agriculture

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Croptastic on Stage - Building a New System for Agriculture

Croptastic on Stage brings together farmers and other industry experts to share ideas about building a new system for agriculture.

By InnerPlant

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, June 22 · 8:30am - 6pm CDT


World Food Prize Hall of Laureates 100 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309

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About this event

  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Croptastic on Stage builds on the popular podcast with an in-person experience that brings together farmers, industry executives, and agricultural experts for an intimate, roundtable-driven exchange of ideas about building a new system for agriculture.

Croptastic on Stage is free with promo code for InnerCircle members. Contact for discount/membership information.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Than Hartsock, Vice President, Performance Upgrades, John Deere
  • Carl Peterson, President, Peterson Farms Seed
  • Todd Martin, CEO, IPSA
  • Ben Chostner, Vice President, Blue River
  • Matt Colgan, Camera Architect, Blue River
  • Gary Schaefer, Vice President, Corporate Development, Enko
  • Dan Northrup, Principal, Science & Technology, Galvanize Climate Solutions

Discounted hotel accomodations are available here.

Tentative agenda (subject to change):

8:30 am - Buffet Breakfast + Networking

9:30 am - Welcoming + Keynote Address

10:00 am - Input Storm Clouds

  • The incentives for selling inputs are aligned with how many pounds are sold rather than maximizing efficiency. How does this misalignment with farmer interests affect innovation and inhibit the dissemination of valuable data?

10:40 am - The Changing Chemical Equation

  • Rising resistance among weeds and other pathogens is eroding the effectiveness of chemicals. Can new technologies and strategies improve performance and deliver cleaner fields?

11:20 am - Round Table Discussions

12:00 pm - Networking / Lunch

1:00 pm - Inside InnerPlant

  • Chief Scientific Officer, Rod Kumimoto, and Head of Detection, Ari Kornfeld, give a demo and explain the science behind InnerPlant’s sensor traits.

1:40 pm - Autonomy and Plant-by-Plant Management

  • When will fully autonomous plant-by-plant management come to the farm, what will it look like, and what will it cost?

2:20 pm - Networking / Refreshments

2:50 pm - Seedy Policy

  • A candid discussion about how agricultural policy and regulations influence both the development and use of seeds.

3:30 pm - Carbon Credit Credibility

  • Sure, carbon credits are an opportunity for income but with myriad payment, verification, and data ownership structures what are the key questions for moving forward at scale?

4:10 pm - Round Table Discussions

4:50 pm - Farewell + Closing Remarks

5:20 pm - Networking / Happy Hour

About the organizer

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InnerPlant is a team of curious scientists and entrepreneurs creating innovative traits that harness plant physiology and unlock data at scale to boost global agricultural yields and sustainability. The company was recently recognized with a Special Mention TIME Best Inventions and was named a finalist in General Excellence by Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards.