The first-ever “Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit” will be held July 8-9 in Salinas Valley, California.
Forbes, in partnership with SVG Partners and The Steinbeck Innovation Cluster, has announced that Dr. Robert Fraley of Monsanto and Neal Gutterson of DuPont will be among the speakers at the invitation-only event to examine issues such as biotech and big data’s role in feeding a planet of eight billion people,
“As the nation’s largest producer of fresh food and a burgeoning ag-tech hub, the city of Salinas is excited to host some of the top leaders and innovators in agriculture and technology this July,” said Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas. “‘The AgTech Summit’ will be an important milestone not only for the Salinas Valley, but also the global ag-tech industry. We believe our tremendous strengths in agriculture and close proximity to Silicon Valley uniquely position our region as a hotbed for this industry.”
Partners and sponsors for the summit include Silicon Valley Global Partners, The Steinbeck Innovation Foundation, the City of Salinas and Dole.