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September 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free

The global food system is undergoing explosive change as three macro trends are converging—Consumer Behavior, Disruptive Business Models and Emerging Technologies. The Pork Checkoff’s inaugural Swine Innovation Summit, to be held on Sept. 17 in Indianapolis, Indiana, will cover all these interconnected trends and do it in a way that relates directly to the future of America’s pork industry.

2019 Swine Innovation Summit

Agenda

7:30 – 8:15 am – Breakfast

7:15 – 8:30 am – Welcome – Beth Bechdol – Agrinovus Indiana

8:30 – 9:00 am – Intro – Steve Lerch, Story Arc Consulting

9:00 – 9:30 am – Checkoff 4.0 – National Pork Board

9:30 – 10:00 am – Innovation in AgTech – John Hartnett, SVG Ventures + THRIVE

10:00 – 10:30 am – BREAK

10:30 – 11:00 am – Manure and Startups – Karen Schuett, Livestock Water Recycling

11:00 – 12:00 pm – EY’s NextWave Agriculture: A Vision of Agribusiness in 2030 – Rob Dongoski, EY

12:00 – 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 pm – Digital Supply Chain on Blockchain – Phil Harris, Ripe.io

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Research Spotlight

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Technology Commercialization – Zane Gernhart, NUtech Ventures

3:30 – 4:00 pm BREAK

4:00 – 5:00 pm – THRIVE Swine Startup Showcase

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Reception w/ Appetizers