Norwalk, OH, October 6, 2015 (Newswire.com) - AgTech is already hot in Silicon Valley, and AGROWN is bringing California AgTech thought leaders from California to Ohio for its AgTech Investing Conference Oct 21-23 in Wooster, Ohio.
Gary Jinks of the South Valley Angels will share his expertise on the latest AgTech trends and how controlled environment growing/distributed agriculture is on the horizon for both new and experienced agriculture investors. As the only AgTech incubator/accelerator in the US, it is a rare opportunity to hear its investor insights and funding strategies.
It is a rare opportunity to have such a gathering of investor, grower, and scientific community all focused on high-tech controlled environment growing systems at the same conference.
Dr. Sue Raftery, Co-Founder/CEO, AGROWN LLC
The South Valley Angel Group will be joined by numerous experts in AgTech. NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Senior Water Scientist Prof. Jay Famiglietti will discuss the national and international water issues and the effects on US food production and security. Priva CEO Meiny Prins will provide pragmatic, profit-driven insights to the potential growth and current limitations of CEA in the U.S. Ron Pelger, President and CEO of RonProCon, and Anthony Totta, Consultant at FreshXperts and Founder of Grow My Profits LLC, will discuss revenue implications for the grower, the marketer, the retailer, and the consumer.
AgTech investing is increasingly important as climate change and population growth threaten the world’s food supply. Controlled environment agriculture technologies, which use 90% less water and 70% less energy than traditional agricultural practices, address both problems head-on and are the future for food production. According to Nicholas Heymann of Wall Street’s William Blair and Company, “it will take a $1.75T investment to enable the US to become largely self-sufficient for its fresh vegetable and fruit requirements, which would expand high-paying jobs and related support sectors throughout the country.”
According to AGROWN CEO, Dr. Sue Raftery, "it is a rare opportunity to have such a gathering of investor, grower, and scientific community all focused on high-tech controlled environment growing systems at the same conference.” It is designed to be a highly interactive learning and networking opportunity with regional, national, and international participants all in one room!