Cultivate Conference @ Avalon Events Center
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cultivate Conference @ Avalon Events Center

Join us as we explore the convergence of agriculture and technology. Throughout the day, we’ll hear from all corners of the agriculture ecosystem and learn about tech innovations happening in the industry. The event has been designed to have equal parts of mainstage content and networking so you have space to learn from the experts and time to connect with future customers and industry leaders.

Register for the Cultivate Conference using promo code TECHND and receive your special ticket price of $60 off the general admission ticket!

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Enhancing Technology Innovation Panel @ Avalon Events Center
Nov 14 @ 12:40 pm – 1:50 pm

TechND will facilitate a breakout session during the Cultivate Conference that will feature a panel discussion on Enhancing Technology Innovation.

Panel Description
Our world is changing. Technology is ever prevalent in day-to-day life and is impacting virtually every industry, including agriculture. Technology continues to be an economic driver for North Dakota and a shining opportunity for economic diversification. It impacts virtually all industries, from agriculture to health care and finance to energy, and is proven to stimulate job growth and innovation.

Over the past decade, the contribution of the technology industry to the state’s GDP grew 89 percent with a current contribution of nearly $3 billion, but there is opportunity for continued growth. Recognizing this, the state has made significant investments in unmanned aerial vehicle systems, research and cybersecurity.

This panel will explore how North Dakota can take technology innovation to the next level, specifically related to agriculture. Participants will discuss opportunities, barriers and policy needed (or not needed) to stimulate a climate of innovation into the future.

Panel Participants
Facilitator – Justin Forde, President, TechND; Senior Director of Government Relations, Midco

  • Drew Ryder, Entrepreneur
  • Barry Batcheller, Appareo
  • Anthony Molzahn, Project Phoenix
  • Peter Schott, Genesis Feed Technologies

Register for the Cultivate Conference using promo code TECHND and receive your special ticket price of $60 off the general admission ticket!