A tool for engaging industry into the innovation ecosystem of F³ Tech are quarterly symposiums.  These one-day events plan to include a broad outreach among entrepreneurs, innovators, farmers, watermen, environmentalists, industry, investors, service providers, government agencies, and academic and research institutions.  The purpose is to advance awareness and an open dialogue with stakeholders about agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental technologies, to foster partnerships and relationships, and to create a shared understanding of what the market and industry needs and explore opportunities for creating value and impact from the F³ Tech sector and become an ongoing tool for sustaining and growing the industry-led incubation ecosystem.

Symposiums will be held quarterly, rotating among the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, Western Maryland, and the Baltimore/DC corridor.

Fall 2017 Symposium is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 27 and will be held at College of Southern Maryland (Prince Frederick campus).  Complete details and final agenda will be posted when known.

Tentative Agenda

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:15 am

10:45 am

11:45 am




1:00 pm

2:00 pm

2:15 pm

3:15 pm

3:30 pm

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Orientation on F3 Tech Initiative

Session 1 – Data and Analytics in Precision Agriculture

Lunch and Group Table Discussions

  • Curriculum Ideas for Resurrecting Agriculture Degree at CSM
  • Restructuring Farmers Markets in Southern Maryland
  • “Hello Tractor” and the Changes It Represents
  • Military’s Impact on the Environment
  • Field/Bay to Table – Distribution Challenges

Session 2 – GMO in Agriculture and Aquaculture: Oppose or Coexist?


Session 3 – Government Subsidies: A Problem or a Solution for Producers?

Closing Remarks and Raffle