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The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is a world leading event series focused on the most disruptive technologies transforming the global food system. Now in its 6th year, this flagship event hosted in San Francisco gathers 1500+ of the brightest minds in agriculture. Agribusinesses, food brands, producers, investors and entrepreneurs from over...

Eighteen years ago, I wrote a column (below) questioning the over-used maxim “Cash is King.” My assertion was cash has many advantages over other assets like land, but for farmers, dirt was destiny, that is, a more powerful tool to secure a desired future. Obviously, it had little lasting impact,...

His demeanor might be calm, but Michael K. Stern sees the global challenges facing agriculture today in rather dramatic terms, given the trends in population growth, the need for food and the reduction in land suitable for farming.Thankfully, the cost to gather and store farm data is plummeting while the...

Register for the WebinarLearn more about the OCP Innovation Challenge in our upcoming Info Session Webinar. This webinar will provide details on program benefits which include:Your company getting to work with industry experts to help hone your company's products or services Participating in the 2020 OCP Innovation Challenge Demo Day in San...

Alexandria LaunchLabs®  will be awarding a cash and membership prize to one incredible startup. Located at the Alexandria Center® for AgTech in the heart of Research Triangle, North Carolina’s dense agtech cluster, LaunchLabs offers early-stage companies a world-class home with state-of-the-art amenities and company-building support. Sectors of interest include crop enhancement...

Food companies and farmers must adapt and adopt to purpose-driven purchasers.A two-headed consumer strolls around today’s grocery stores, confusing producers and retailers. One day a consumer searches out food products that are local, organic and welfare-friendly. The next week, that very same consumer chooses food items that are cheap, affordable...