CSU Ag Innovation Summit offers $100 discount, announces participants for three-day conference

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday February 25, 2015 Tags: Alan Lewis, Bill Hammerich, Bill Stoufer, Brian Kelley, Cameron Bruett, CSU Ag Summit, Cynthia Haren, Ed Goodman, Fort Collins, James Pritchett, Kammy Schuppe, Kathay Rennels, Mark Wdowik, Mary Kay Thatcher, Matthew McKenna, Michael Hancock, Terry Fankhauser, Thad Simons


Ag summit logoFORT COLLINS - The Colorado State University Ag Innovation Summit set for March 18-20 is offering a $100 discount for attendees of the three-day inaugural event.

The summit, "Advancing the Agriculture Economy Through Innovation," will be held at the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus.

The summit kicks off March 18 at noon with "Leadership Roundtable: Forecasting Agriculture's Next Decade." The roundtable discussion will feature more than a dozen experts talking about the challenges and opportunities in agriculture.

Panelists include:

·      Cameron Bruett, JBS USA head of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer

·      Terry Fankhauser, Colorado Cattlemen's Association executive VP

·      Bill Hammerich, Colorado Livestock Association CEO

·      Cynthia Haren, Western Dairy Association president and CEO

·      Alan Lewis, Vitamin Cottage government affairs

·      Matthew McKenna, USDA special advisor to the Secretary

·      James Pritchett, CSU assistant VP for engagement

·      Kammy Schuppe, Shuppe Hay Farms owner

·      Thad Simons, Novus International president and CEO emeritus

·      Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Federation senior director of Congressional relations

·      Mark Wdowik, CSU assistant VP for research and industry partnerships

Moderators for the panel will be Kathay Rennels, CSU associate VP for engagement, and Ed Goodman, Spiral Experiences CEO.

Master classes offered on March 18 include "Big Data, The Internet of Things and New Agriculture" and "Climate Smart Agriculture."

March 19's full day of events include a morning keynote by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and an Innovation Pitch Slam in the afternoon.

March 20 events include morning keynotes by Brian Kelley, Keurig Green Mountain president and CEO, and Bill Stoufer, Ardent Mills COO and chief integration officer.

For a complete schedule of the summit's events and more information on the event discount, visit here.

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