Ag Tech Panel: Leveraging AI to Improve the U.S. Food System
Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd at Montclair State University to learn how innovators in food agriculture are leveraging AI to improve the U.S. food system.
Jake Joraanstad, Co-Founder of Bushel, a Fargo, N.D.-based software company that powers 1,000+ grain facilities across the U.S. and Canada with real-time info for farmers/producers.
Melinda Dittmer, COO of Nexyst 360, which produces NexBox, a smart box to transport crops from harvest to grocery store. The box is remotely monitored and has internal sensors that will monitor humidity and temperature levels.
Carley Graham Garcia, Executive Director of Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Montclair State University
BACKGROUND on Project ReFresh: This project seeks to examine the intersection of technological innovation and the U.S. food system through research, storytelling, and collective action. Project Refresh aims to build a strong coalition of people working to “refresh” our nation’s food system in order to inform and influence public debates and policies that will help to ensure technology, agriculture, and innovations across the food supply chain are developed and adopted for the common good. The Refresh report is the product of nine months of research, interviews, listening sessions, and informal discussions with a wide range of people and organizations working in this space. Presenting a different framework for talking about these issues, the report offers a common starting point for thinking about and discussing the impact of emerging technologies on the way we produce, distribute, and consume food. The project is initially funded by Google and led by Swell Creative Group.