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11th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase

AgInnovation Showcase logoTechAccel is proud to again serve as a sponsor and participant in the 11th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase, which will be held Monday, Sept. 9 through Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.

This year’s theme is “The Power of Convergence: Food, Energy and Health.” The program examines the connections between food production, the environment and health, with focus on regenerative and sustainable approaches as well as the integration of digital technology.

Mike RohlfsenTechAccel’s Mike Rohlfsen will participate in a panel discussion on “Animal Health and Nutrition” at 4:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. The panel also includes speakers from Land O’Lakes, Meyers Natural Foods, Cargill and the University of Minnesota.

At 5:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, Tony Simpson, representing Covenant Animal Health Partners, will moderate a discussion titled “On Ranch, Pasture and Table.” The panel includes speakers from Beta Hatch Inc., Chonex, NetZro, the University of Missouri and Penn State University. This wide-ranging topic is expected to cover solutions related to data connectivity for surveillance of global disease, best practices for animal welfare, the push for alternative proteins, and uses of IOT in the livestock sector.

Image of Bala Venkata, Ph.D.Additionally, Bala Venkata, Ph.D., co-founder of RNAissance Ag, will participate in a special content session, “Ag Innovation Companies in the Wells Fargo Incubator (IN2)” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. RNAissance Ag is an ag biotech startup company formed by TechAccel and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

plant overlay with chemical structures, illustrating the "Power of Convergance."

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