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January 2017

37th Annual EcoFarm Conference

January 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm PST
Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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ecofarm conference

The annual EcoFarm Conference brings food system stakeholders together for education, networking and celebration.

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February 2017

AgTech Innovation Forum

February 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm PST
Quadrus Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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  JOIN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, INVESTORS, FARMERS, AND STARTUPS TO DISCOVER TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE GROW FOOD TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE.  Learn more about this exciting event here!  

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Food System 6 Impact + Innovation + Investment Forum

February 9, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 7:00 pm UTC-8
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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Showcasing Entrepreneurs and Exploring Forces Driving Sustainable Food System Change Join us for an extraordinary afternoon at the California Academy of Sciences. This Forum is the culmination of the Food System 6 accelerator's winter program. You'll hear from the entrepreneurs behind some of the most promising solutions to our planet's greatest food production and distribution challenges. You'll experience an interactive food system education exploring key challenges and opportunities for driving change across the food and agricultural value chain. You'll engage…

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50th World Ag Expo

February 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm PST
International Agri-Center, 4500 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274 United States
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world ag expo

The world's largest annual agricultural exposition.

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MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm CST
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plz
La Crosse, WI 54601 United States
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The largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming.

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March 2017

Israel AgTech Innovation Showcase Delegation

March 6, 2017 - March 9, 2017

To connect the innovation centers of agricultural technology in Israel with those in California and Missouri, a delegation of Israeli companies will come together with major U.S. agricultural industry stakeholders to explore business and investment opportunities as well as the prospects for joint R&D efforts. The delegation will stop in St. Louis, San Francisco, Salinas and Encinitas and it includes companies specializing in crop protection, crop nutrition, plant genetics and breeding, water management and decision support tech. Locations and times:…

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FORBES MIXING BOWL NYC

March 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT
Forbes on Fifth, 24 Fifth Ave
New York, 10010 United States
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  A Discussion of Technology’s Role in “Changing Food and Farming at Scale” & “The Fight for the Fork” FORBES MIXING BOWL NYC will explore how information technology can be harnessed to solve challenges in food and agriculture. Thought leaders, innovators, executives, and investors in food, agriculture, and technology will gather at Forbes on Fifth to engage in substantive dialogue on the role of technology in “changing food & farming at scale” and the “fight for the fork”. From the…

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Getting Water Tech Flowing for Agriculture

March 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Fresno Convention Center, 700 M St.
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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A Western Growers "Deeper Dive" on Agtech Innovation. Join a lively discussion on March 27th as we explore opportunities to drive innovation and collaboration in water management technology. We will look at balancing the promise of new ag technologies, with the realities of farming, to create value for growers. Not only will we take a deeper look into the water management challenges, but also the obstacles that water technologists are overcoming to create real solutions that work for California's central…

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April 2017

The Seeds of Our Future: AgTech & the Connected World

April 3, 2017 - April 6, 2017
Silicon Valley

Bringing together 100 industry leaders to discuss the future of agriculture April 3-6, 2017.

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May 2017

Ag Innovation Showcase

May 8, 2017 - May 9, 2017
UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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ag innovation showcase

Since 2009, Larta Institute and the St. Louis-based Donald Danforth Center for Plant Sciences in St. Louis have produced the Ag Innovation Showcase. Each September in St. Louis, the “Showcase” as it has become known, curates discussions about trends in the Ag industry, and presents high-impact innovations from around the world. It is widely acclaimed as the “go to event” for Ag innovation globally. The Showcase will leverage world-class research in crop, animal and food science at UC Davis alongside…

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Stanford-Berkeley Food Innovation and Design Symposium: Delicious Innovation

May 25, 2017
Stanford University, The Atrium, Peterson Building 550
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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At Delicious Innovation, we will begin to bridge the gap between deliciousness and consciousness when it comes to food. We will celebrate the gustatory pleasures of food while also learning to create balance using a systems approach. Our 100+ attendees represent the most innovative and creative individuals in our food chain including farmers, chefs, designers, academics, and more from all across the world. At Delicious Innovation we will be serving conversations about the needs, values, and aspirations of the people…

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June 2017

Food Funded 2017

June 13, 2017
Golden Gate Club, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 135 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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Food entrepreneurs and investors convene for a day of educational workshops and live investment presentations to catalyze the funding flow for food ventures.

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FOOD IT: Fork to Farm

June 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT
Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
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Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 PRESENTING SPONSORS Join the FOOD IT Community for Our Fourth Year During our annual gathering we will explore the theme of “Fork to Farm”. In the food system, technology is now enabling the consumer’s fork to become mightier than the producers’ farm. We want to discuss the shift in power caused by the rise of the tech-enabled food consumer, its upstream production and supply implications as well as downstream…

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Forbes AGTECH SUMMIT

June 28, 2017 - June 29, 2017
Salinas, CA 93901 United States + Google Map

This event will bring together over 600 of the smartest minds at the intersection of Silicon Valley and global agriculture to tackle critical challenges in the world’s most important industry.  Held once again right under the tents on Main Street Salinas, the Summit brings insights and innovation from the best in the field. From biotech to precision farming, to big data’s role in feeding a planet of nine billion people. The summit will also showcase the latest innovations and startups for growers,…

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July 2017

Hacking Food – Silicon Valley’s Sustainable Food Festival

July 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
BootUp, 68 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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An engaging and inspiring afternoon focusing on food! Interested in the hottest topics in the food industry? Want to get to know disruptive food entrepreneurs? Curious to try new food products? Several small, midsize and large companies from the Bay Area will showcase their products and services through live demonstrations at their booths. Social entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and everyone else interested in food is welcome to this unique event. Come out to meet some amazing people and get inspired!…

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STEAM SUMMER CAMP

July 17, 2017 - July 28, 2017
Sacramento, CA United States + Google Map

Apps for Ag is delighted to host the first California Open Data Science Technology Engineering Agriculture and Math (STEAM) Summer Camp in 2017. A partnership between University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR), The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Governance Lab (GovLabs), the camp is designed to deliver an immersive, two-week long, project-based and team-focused learning experience for high-school students in the Sacramento area. The curriculum of the camp will include hands-on learning in many areas…

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Dronecamp 2017

July 25, 2017 - July 27, 2017
University of California: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Davis, CA 95616 United States + Google Map
dronecamp

IGIS is pleased to announce Dronecamp 2017. This 3-day intensive workshop will be held July 25-27, 2017 at UCANR in Davis, CA. The comprehensive curriculum will cover everything you need to know to use drones for research and land management, including: drone science - principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing safety and regulations - learn to fly safely and legally, including tips on getting your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate mission planning - flight planning tools and principles for specific mission objectives flight operations -…

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Apps for Ag Hackathon

July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017
TBD

Calling food, agriculture and technology innovators and entrepreneurs from all corners of the state!   Apps for Ag is looking for passionate technologists, growers, and innovators to come together, define problems, pitch ideas, create teams and build an agriculture or food related application in 48 hours.  Come with an idea to pitch or join others at the event to help them make their idea a reality. The competition will take place in the Sacramento area (exact place TBD) on July…

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September 2017

8th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit

September 9, 2017 - September 11, 2017
Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

Chefs Collaborative’s 8th Annual Summit, Growing Community – Owning the Future, will take place in Atlanta in September, set against the backdrop of the city’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Ponce City Market. Join us for engaging presentations, hands-on workshops, delicious shared meals and celebrations, and networking with other chefs and food professionals who are building a better food system. Together, and across some of the best sites in the region, we’ll explore current…

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October 2017

2017 PrecisionAg Vision Conference

October 10, 2017 - October 12, 2017
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd
Phoenix, AZ United States
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After a successful debut, PrecisionAg Vision returns to Phoenix in 2017.

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Smart Kitchen Summit

October 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm UTC-8
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Consumers are changing the way they buy, store, cook and consume food. The Smart Kitchen Summit brings together the leading visionaries from the culinary, packaged food, appliance and delivery spaces to discuss how they are reinventing themselves and their industries. Connect with new people, find partners and make deals at this year's summit.

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November 2017

reThink Food

November 1, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Copia, 500 First Street
Napa Valley, CA 94559
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reThink Food will allow you to spend three days fully immersed in an atmosphere of exploration, interrogation, stimulation, and discovery, helped in no small part by its staging in the breathtaking Napa Valley and the CIA’s campus at Copia. It is conceived as a unique physical and intellectual space to gather like-minded chefs, scientists, innovators, culinary experts, technologists, and marketers. You will attend presentations, panels, culinary demonstrations, and sensory tastings led by thought leaders from the food industry, technology world,…

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2017 IC-FOODS CONFERENCE—Building the Internet of Food

November 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm UTC-8
UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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Join IC3-FOODS as they build the infrastructure for the Internet of Food.

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2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit

November 15, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Field to Market, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef are excited to once again host the Sustainable Agriculture Summit. The Summit will convene diverse stakeholders from across the food and agricultural supply chain to discuss opportunities to advance continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability. The vision of the Sustainable Agriculture Summit is to strengthen the supply chain network…

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December 2017

8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition

December 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - December 5, 2017 @ 5:10 pm UTC+1
HangarBicocca, Via Chiese, 2
Milan, 20126 Italy
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The BCFN Forum is the international platform of dialogue and networking aiming at identifying the pathway towards concrete solutions to the environmental, health and socio- economic challenges affecting the current food system. During the event policy makers, the scientific community, private sector and civil society come together sharing knowledge, analysis and best practices in light of the Agenda 2030. The eighth edition of the event will focus on food security, climate change and migrations, sustainable food systems at the country…

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