where innovation meets collaboration
AASC – Ag & Animal Science Conference
when: 09.20.16 where: MinnWest Technology Campus
With the change of the conference focus to include Ag along with Animal Science, our goal is to bring these groups together to get the conversation going and act as a catalyst for change. We want to create a cohesive effort to educate, change perceptions and share important advancements in our industry.
Key topics the conference will focus on include:
- Animal welfare
- GMO labeling
- Perception overall of industry – including consumer perception
- Policy and regulatory issues
- Sustainability/Feeding the World – What responsibility does our industry have?
Please join us in the heart of the Midwest’s ag & animal science business community to learn more about today’s critical trends and topics. The informative daylong conference will feature expert speakers and panels covering the latest industry trends and encourage networking.
Attend to connect with experts in the areas of animal care, water quality, food integrity, finance, legislative affairs and public relations. If you’re an agriculture or animal science entrepreneur, investor, producer, researcher or service provider to this sector, you are encouraged to attend this unique, one-day event designed with your questions and concerns in mind.
Kick-Off Session: What’s Driving Ag & Animal Science in the Year Ahead?
Speaker: Michael Pearson
Get ready to laugh and learn with Mike Pearson as he takes you on an entertaining journey – a look ahead at the outlook for the farm markets-and global trends impacting these markets. Farmer, banker, and Market To Market host Mike Pearson keeps viewers informed as host of the “Weekly Journal of Rural America.”
Keynote Session: Know GMO
Speaker: Robert Saik
Robert is founder of The Agri-Trend® Group of Companies, Professional Agrologist and a Certified Agricultural Consultant. In addition to being a keen entrepreneur, Rob’s technical strengths lie in soil chemistry, plant physiology and crop nutrition. He is a passionate keynote speaker addressing audiences on the importance of modern agriculture. His 2014 TEDx talk, entitled “Will Agriculture be ALLOWED to feed 9 Billion People” is a popular on-line reference and has been viewed over 90,000 times.
Robert is also the author of an Amazon 2014 Best of Books, “The Agriculture Manifesto” – 10 Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the next Decade. He is the Executive Producer of KNOW GMO the MOVIE a full feature movie project looking at the advancements of technology use in agriculture. This global, film festival quality documentary will be “an uplifting discussion about food” and is currently being filmed with planned release for the spring of 2016.
Who Should Attend?
Animal Science industry representatives, early stage animal science companies, venture capitalists, angels and strategic investors, and others that are important to the success of this niche industry- such as business development, service providers, university representatives and economic development leaders.