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Latest Developments in Ag Tech

Tue, Nov 8, 2022 · 2:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

The challenges farmers face are expanding. Global unrest, unpredictable markets, rising inflation, expensive transportation and extreme weather are all impacting how food is grown, but how are farmers reacting? For many, the answer is an increased focus on emerging agricultural technologies, such as controlled-environment agriculture.

As agriculture moves towards automation, what technologies and best practices will lead the way? Watch this FI-exclusive webinar as we discuss the agricultural technologies emerging at the farm gate. Agritecture founder and CEO Henry Gordon-Smith and Tortuga AgTech co-founder and CEO Eric Adamson outline the current state of agricultural technology before diving into a boots-on-the-ground view of how the technology is applied at the farm level.

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Featured Presenters
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Founder & CEO, Agritecture
Henry Gordon-Smith is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry earned his BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, coursework in Food Security and Urban Agriculture from Ryerson University in Toronto, and an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. In 2011, Henry started exploring urban agriculture and launched the blog “Agritecture” to share case studies and analysis from around the world. In 2013, Henry Co-Founded the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) and served on the board until July 2017. In 2014, Henry responded to a global need for technology-agnostic guidance on urban agriculture by launching the advisory firm Agritecture Consulting which has now consulted on over 150 urban agriculture projects in over 35 countries. Agritecture Consulting primarily helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design.

Henry was named as a top 20 influencer in food and agriculture by Rabobank in December 2019. Henry has spoken on the topic of urban agriculture in 6 continents and has been interviewed about urban and vertical farming for the WSJ, Futurism, Men’s Health, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Arabian Business, CNBC, and many more.
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Co-founder and CEO, Tortuga AgTech
The grandson of farmers, a lifelong greenthumb, and a passionate environmentalist, Eric has always aspired to build a company that directly improves our human relationship with the earth. Alongside Tim, he co-founded Tortuga AgTech with that mission in mind. Prior to Tortuga, Eric advised Fortune 500 corporations at McKinsey & Company, focusing on Agriculture and Energy. He has worked for small-scale organic apple farms and the world's largest agribusiness companies. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MS Management Science & Engineering and BA Psychology from Stanford University.
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