Food, Ag and Health Summit Seeks Solutions

Kelly MarshallEducation, Events, Food

WFC_logoThe UC Davis Food, Ag and Health Solution Summit is being held now.  This 32-hour, caffeine-fuled event has been dubbed an “idea hack,” with participants aiming to gain precision solutions for current agricultural challenges.

The hope is to create uncommon collaborations to help us feed the future populations.  The event will include:

* Tuesday, Dec. 1: Precision Ag Workshop with industry leaders at the UC Davis Oakville Station and experimental vineyard in the Napa Valley
* Wednesday, Dec. 2: Idea Hack competition, AgTech Innovation Tour of the Sacramento region, and App Hackathon, all based at the UC Davis Conference Center
* Thursday, Dec. 3: Food, Ag and Health Innovation Showcase, at the UC Davis Conference Center

The three-day summit celebrates the launch of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between UC Davis and Mars Inc.

Prizes for the idea hack competition will be awarded on the final day.  Sponsors include Intel, the University of California Global Food Initiative, the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and UC Innovation Alliances and Services.