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AgTech Innovation: The Future of Farming

  • Jan 12, 2016 · 6:30 PM

AgTech innovation is on fire. From vertical farming and aquaponics to open-source farming and farm management, there is a growing crop of startups using data and technology to make food production more sustainable, efficient and profitable. 

Meet some these innovators at our January Food+Tech Meetup, and get an inside look at their business models, products, challenges and lessons learned.

Are you a farmer who's worked with AgTech products or services? We'd love to have you present about your experience. Email nina[at]foodtechconnect[dot]com if you're interested. 

We'll have Belizean nibbles from Elludes, finger foods from True Made Foods, West African fare from Egunsi Foods and innovative Thai bites from Thaithentic, as well as drinks from Joni Juice and Green Mustache.


6:30 - 7:15: Networking + Snacks

7:15 - 8:45: Presentations + Q&A

8:45 - 9:30: More Networking


Jason Green - CEO & Co-founder, EdenworksEdenworks is creating the future of farming: data-driven urban food infrastructure. It designs, builds, and operates a network of automated rooftop aquaponic farms, providing organic and sustainable seafood and produce to local food service businesses.

Gabe Blanchet - Co-founder & CEO, Grove - Grove builds beautiful products to make local, healthy food accessible to everyone on the planet.

Margaret Gifford - Adviser, Farm Hack - Farm Hack is a worldwide community of farmers and allies that build and modify our own tools. Farm Hack is for those who embrace the long-standing farm traditions of tinkering, inventing, fabricating, tweaking, and improving things that break. Farm Hack is a participatory and cumulative project that invites people to join. Check out its movie.   

Marc Oshima, Co-Founder + CMO, AeroFarms AeroFarms is on a mission to combat our global food crisis with technology. We do this by building, owning and operating indoor, vertical farms that grow safe, nutritious food in a way that is respectful to the planet and the communities in which we grow.

Allison Kopf - Founder + CEO, Agrilyst - Agrilyst helps indoor farm operators use data to make more profitable production decisions. Their SaaS platform tracks and analyzes all farm data in one place, enabling growers to optimize plant performance and reduce operating expenses.

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  • Lauren M.

    What a fun and informative event! Props to all of the presenters.

    January 14, 2016

  • Jeff

    Enjoyed seeing the folks from farm hack and young farmers. Also enjoyed meeting some like-minded individuals.

    January 14, 2016

  • Arthur

    Terrific panelists and great networking!

    January 13, 2016

  • Henry

    Great event last night! I really enjoyed meeting many of you. If you are seeking urban hydroponics and vertical farming consulting, feel free to contact me at [masked] If you are interested in being featured on my blog, please email me at [masked] Keep growing NYC!

    1 · January 13, 2016

  • Terry R.

    Great presentation and nice folks, thanks again FTM for a great event!

    2 · January 13, 2016

  • Summer Rayne O.

    got to meet and reconnect with a lot of great people

    5 · January 13, 2016

  • Staffan H.

    I was going to participate but unfortunately I got called into a dinner with a customer.

    January 12, 2016

  • Alex P.

    I'd love to participate, but I'm in Boston and have just noticed that the event will happen in NY. In case there are plans for Boston, please let me know.

    January 11, 2016

  • Giustina

    Hi - I would love to hear this but do not live in NYC. Will this be streamed or possible to access a copy of it after it is finished?

    January 11, 2016

  • Gertrude A.

    I can recommend a non alcoholic beverage start up for this Tuesday's meeting if you're still in need of that. Gertrude

    January 9, 2016

  • Atwood

    Sounds like a very interesting event, but I can't commit to a Yes now due to many factors.

    December 30, 2015

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