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Event description

Public investment in agriculture research and development has declined in the United States in the past decade despite major challenges such as climate change increasingly damaging the food system. Food insecurity not only weakens the United States internally, but also increases economic and political instability across the world, posing an additional threat to US national security. It is imperative that innovation in agriculture remains a priority, and a new infusion of interest in the agriculture sector spurred by the technology and data sector can accomplish this. On Wednesday, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. EST, a panel of experts will discuss what the tech industry can bring to modern agriculture.

This event is part of the GeoTech Center’s AgriTech Action Conference, and more information can be found here.


David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Molly Jahn, PhD
Professor, Department of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Erin Fitzgerald
US Farmers and Ranchers in Action

Hosted by

Bob Woodruff
ABC News

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