39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled
The Science in Our Food
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Banners tout St. Louis County's new 39 North agricultural technology district Banners attached to streetlight poles were added Tuesday along Olive Boulevard for 39 North
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 READ MORE
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Sugarcane research company to open North American headquarters in St. Louis The world’s largest sugarcane technology company selects BRDG Park
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 READ MORE
CTC Genomics selects St. Louis as the site of its North American research headquarters Brazilian Ag Bio Firm Specializes in Sugarcane
(New York Times) How a Rose Blooms: Its Genome Reveals the Traits for Scent and Color Study marks a new “democratization” of plant research resulting from more widely available, affordable and detailed genome sequencing
Monday, April 30, 2018 READ MORE
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center to take discoveries to market with new hire Don MacKenzie is tasked overseeing the regulatory processes to bring the Danforth Center's technologies to market.
Friday, April 13, 2018 READ MORE
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 39 North plant science district gets trail, road planning funds Plans are in motion to rework roads and improve incubator space
Friday, March 2, 2018 READ MORE
(Ag Professional) The Future of Ag Tech in the Midwest
The development of new technology in agriculture has helped encourage young people
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 READ MORE
(Agri-Pulse) Who is leading the charge for new precision breeding tools?
Plenty of precision breeding innovation
(St. Louis Public Radio) St. Louis plant scientists use podcast to dig deep into the struggles of research
Researchers Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter spend most their time trying to understand how plants function.
Monday, January 8, 2018 READ MORE
(HEC-TV) New Smart Crop-Monitoring Platform Alerts Farmers & Growers About Their Crops
Researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have created a crop phenotyping station called the PheNode.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 READ MORE
(KMOX) C-Speak Podcast: Sam Fiorello
Mark Reardon talks with Sam Fiorello on the C-Speak Podcast, the language of executives by KMOX
Friday, December 29, 2017 READ MORE
(Talking Biotech Podcast) Control of Aflatoxin in Groundnut
Dilip Shah and a team of researchers worked to devise a multi-faceted plan to protect groundnut from fungal infections.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 READ MORE
(MIT Technology Review) These Are Not Your Father's GMOS
A new wave of gene-edited crops are dodging regulators, and they're about to reach stores.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 READ MORE
New Hire to Advance Human Resources
Danforth Center Welcomes Anna Dibble
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 READ MORE
(Forbes) Collaboration Provides Hope In The Battle Against Mycotoxin Induced Cancer In The Developing World
There is new hope for a solution to this vexing health issue based on a recent collaboration between groups of scientists in the US and in India.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 READ MORE
(AgFunder News) Is St. Louis the Silicon Valley of Agtech?
St. Louis has worked hard to be a magnet for Fortune 500 companies. Nine members of this elite class call the city home, not the least of which is multinational agricultural giant Monsanto.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 READ MORE
DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-Edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers
The suite of technologies DuPont Pioneer is providing to the project is revolutionary
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 READ MORE
National Science Foundation Funds Multi-Institutional Project to Improve Harvests of One of the Most Important Crops in U.S. Agriculture
Danforth Center Receives $3.4M to Improve Maize Architecture
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 READ MORE
U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy A multi-institutional research effort aims to optimize photosynthesis and water use efficiency
Monday, October 2, 2017 READ MORE
TechAccel Invests in Unique Sprayable RNAi Pesticide Technology First “Path to Commercialization” Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Monday, September 11, 2017 READ MORE
Why a St. Louis event could be one of agtech’s biggest disruptors: 4 questions with Bayer's R&D head
Monday marks the start of the ninth annual Ag Innovation Showcase.
Monday, September 11, 2017 READ MORE
The Future of Agriculture is Center Stage at Ag Innovation Showcase
Bees, new food sources and machine learning are leading trends
Thursday, August 31, 2017 READ MORE
(St. Louis Business Journal) Greitens touts Israeli relationship as economic generator
St. Louis is already home to a number of Israeli-founded companies that have moved to the area thanks to GlobalSTL, an initiative started and organized by BioSTL several years ago.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 READ MORE
Analysis Linking Field and Controlled Environments Reveals Key Traits Controlling Height
Discovery could help improve yield in food and bioenergy crops
Monday, July 10, 2017 READ MORE
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We invite you to learn more and interact with the presenters, speakers, panelists and event organizers. Use this social media directory of Twitter handles to connect with many of those participating at Ag Innovation Showcase.
Innovators, investors and others in the agtech space are taking over St. Louis, the number one region for plant science, for the 9th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase. The conference will cover a wide range of ag issues, including new sources of food, decontamination and disease detection, healthy soil, plants and animals through biological inputs, recycling and reclaiming, genetics, and machine learning through climate forecast applications. The Showcase connects Ag’s biggest names, brightest innovators and most influential investors to advance the rapidly expanding industry.
We invite you to learn more and interact with the presenters, speakers, panelists and event organizers. Below you will find a social media directory with Twitter handles for many of those participating at Ag Innovation Showcase. Use the hashtag #17AIS for event updates, information and to join the discussion.
Ag Innovation Showcase @AgShowcase Presented By:
BRDG Park @BRDGPark
Larta Institute @LartaInstitute
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center @DanforthCenter
Spotlight Session- Feast of Data: Insights on Food Labeling Strategies
Patrick Moorehead, Label Insight
Company Showcase: Farm & Food: Ingredients and Markets with New Sources
Company Showcase: Farm & Food: Decontamination and Disease Detection
Spotlight Session- FARM: Entrepreneur alumnus
John Sorensen, CEO Vestaron
Company Showcase: FARM AND FOOD: Input markets- beneficials & biologics
3Bar Biologics/ #17AIS
Bee Vectoring/ @BeeVTech
Opening reception: The Missouri History Museum
Adrian Percy, Head of Research and Development, Bayer AG, Crop Science
Disruptive Dialogue: Soil health and input management
Poornima Pamaswaren/ #17AIS
Trace Genomics/ @tracegenomics
Steve Swaffar, Executive Director No-till on the Plains/ @Notillorg
Nicholas Goeser, Director, National Corn Growers Association,
Company Showcase: Feast of Data: Input Market - Genetics
Agribody Technologies/ @wormman53
New West Genetics/ @newwestgenetics
Regulatory Update with Deepti Kulkarni, Sidley Austin LLP
Spotlight Session: FEAST OF DATA: Data and machine learning in the great outdoors
Joseph Byrum Senior R&D and Strategic Marketing Executive in Life Sciences – Global Product Development, Innovation and Delivery, Syngenta,
Spotlight Session: FEAST OF DATA: Data and machine learning inside the bubble (Indoor Ag)
Nicola Kerslake, Founder New Bean Capital/ #17AIS
Company Showcase: Farm and Food: Recovery of Inputs
Compact Membrane Systems/ #17AIS
Special Content Session: Presented by Sidley Austin LLP
Special Content Session: Presented by Argentina Investment & Trade Promotional Agency
Special Content Session: Presented by ARPA-E
Networking Reception & Tours of Danforth Plant Science Center
Special Content Session: Presented by Foundation for Food & Agriculture
Special Content Session: University Showcase Presented by TechAccel
Special Content Session: Presented by Bryan Cave
Spotlight Session: View from the Farm with Jen Wagner-Lahr, AURI
Disruptive Dialogue: Showcase Highlights & Trends to Watch
Han Chen, ZeaKal Inc./ #17AIS
Jacqueline Heard, Anterra Capital/ @AnterraCapital
Ron Meeusen, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, LLC/ @CultivianSBX
Mat Müller, Pioneer Hi-Bred International/ #17AIS
Vonnie Estes, Independent Consultant/ @vonnie_estes
Thank you to this year’s partners and sponsors:
Bayer Crop Science @Bayer4Crops
Canada ATCC Bioenterprise, @OAFT_ATCC
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago @CanCGChicago
Invest Buenos Aires @invest_BA
Business France @businessfrance
Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency @InvestTradeARG
ARPA-E (DOE) @ARPAE
DuPont Pioneer @DuPontPioneer
Foundation for Food and Ag Research – FFAR @FoundationFAR
Lewis & Clark Ventures @LACVentures
Sidley Austin @SidleyLaw & @SidleyNewsroom
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) @AURIcomm
Dow Agro Sciences @DowAgro
Novus International @novusint
Vestaron Corporation @VestaronCorp
Zasso Group #17AIS
Purdue University @LifeAtPurdue
Michigan State University @michiganstateu
University of Missouri @Mizzou
Benson Hill Biosystem @BensonHillBio
Monsanto Company @MonsantoCo
St. Louis Partnership @STLPartnership
Bryan Cave @BryanCaveLLP
Husch Blackwell @HuschBlackwell
Flad Architects #17AIS
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