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  • The 2018 NC Ag Biotech Summit will focus on the importance of soil health, highlighting challenges being faced and the responsibility needed to provide a sustainable future. The event is scheduled for February 20-21 at the UNC Friday Center.
  • AgGateway has announced its 2018 leadership, including the directors of its Strategic Board and Operational Management Board, and leaders of its councils and committees. A summary can be found in the 2017 Annual Report on the AgGateway website.
  • Only a few days remain to take advantage of standard registration fees for the 2018 Commodity Classic to be held Feb. 27-March 1, in Anaheim, California. The last day regular registration fees are in effect is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Late registration fees will apply after that date.
  • Agrible, Inc. has announced that Chris Harbourt will step down as its Chief Executive Officer. Chris is one of 8 co-founders of Agrible and has been with the company since its formation. Agrible’s Morning Farm Report currently has over 12 thousand users and over 8 million acres enrolled on it for tracking and predicting productivity, sustainability, nutrient availability, pest potential, and other field-specific features. Dennis E. Beard, a current board member, will serve as Interim CEO of Agrible.
  • Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services for agriculture, today was named to the THRIVE AgTech Top 50 list of companies shaping the future of agriculture for 2018. Hortau was recognized on the Top 50 list in the “Connected Devices” category, along with five other companies.
  • Aerospace giant Airbus will host a webinar on January 31, entitled: Supporting the Growth of Your Crops from Space. Sky Rubin, North America Ag Solutions Manager at Airbus Defence and Space, will be joined by his guest Mark Davis, Pacific Northwest Regional Manager for Simplot SmartFarm, of major US-based agribusiness the J.R. Simplot Company. The webinar will also give the industry a first look at the upcoming Airbus FieldMaps API, ahead of its launch later this year.