Hybrid event on 23-26 September

NYC AgTech Week 2021

The NYC Agriculture Collective - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating about and increasing exposure of innovation and opportunity in AgTech and urban farming, is pleased to announce the 6th annual hybrid [virtual + in-person] NYC AgTech Week; the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by leaders of the industry themselves.

The NYC Agriculture Collective Board and Partners are founders, non-profit operators, advocates and farmers of some of New York City's most exciting AgTech organizations.

This year's three-day hybrid [virtual + in-person] conference features both virtual and in-person farm tours, panels, and networking events focused on the fast-growing and innovative AgTech sector, and promises access to industry founders, investors, startups, and thought leaders. 

Click here to register for the event. 

Agenda (Stay tuned for a more detailed agenda) 

Day 1: Thursday, 9/23: Virtual Conference

  • 12-6pm EDT (4:00-10pm GMT): Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities
    Panels include:
  • Local Urban Farm Expansions (featuring Rob Laing from Farm.One, and other local NYC urban farm operators)
  • Raising Capital for Regional/ Global Expansions (featuring Henry Gordon-Smith of Agritecture moderating panelists including Jan Westra of Priva, Brad Nattras of Urban Gro, and Tisha Livingston of Infinite Acres)
  • Vertical Farming Beyond Leafy Greens: Growing Innovations at AeroFarms (featuring Alina Zolotareva of AeroFarms moderating panelists including Tim O'Brien, Mithu Chatterjee, and Kathleen DeBrota of AeroFarms)
  • Creativity and Accessibility in Building Food Sovereignty (featuring Shelley Golan of the NYC Agriculture Collective moderating panelists including Alex Oleson of Babylon Farms, Dr. Latef "DJ CAVEM" Vita of Plant Based Records, and Wen-Jay Ying of Local Roots NYC)
  • 1-hour Virtual Networking Event (at the end of the day) 

Day 2: Friday, 9/24: Virtual Conference

  • 12-6pm EDT (4:00-10pm GMT): Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities
  • Panels include:
  • Aligning Your Farm Operation with UN SDGs (featuring Riyana Razalee of Re-Nuble moderating panelists including Mark Buckley of ALOHAS Regenerative Foundation/ UN/ WEF, Dan Blaustein-Rejto of Breakthrough Institute, and Thomas Zoellner of FarmTech Society)
  • Impact Investing, Urban Agriculture, and Climate Change (speakers TBD)
  • FarmTech Society Roundtable (featuring Alina Zolotareva of AeroFarms moderating panelists including Tisha Livingston of Infinite Acres, Steve Graves of Fluence, and others)
  • Farming for the Future: Exploring Energy Consumption, Water Limitations, and Climate Change (featuring Tinia Pina of Re-Nuble and the NYC Agriculture Collective, Rebecca Craft of Sidewalk Labs, Sarge Green of California Water Institute at Fresno State, and Bethany Reinholtz of GDS Associations, Inc.)
  • 1-hour Virtual Networking Event (at the end of the day)

Day 3: Saturday, 9/25: In-Person Conference

  • 9am-4pm EDT: In-person farm tours including NYU Urban Farm, Lower East Side Community Gardens with Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MORUS), Brooklyn Grange Long Island City Rooftop Farm Tour, and Farm.One's newest expansion.
  • 8-11pm EDT: In-person networking happy hour at Rooftop Reds

Scholarship Opportunity for Students and Farmers
The NYC Agriculture Collective is happy to offer scholarships to students and farmers in need. The scholarships cover the cost of the conference pass. If you are a student or farmer interested in attending NYC AgTech Week 2021 and are in need of a scholarship, we invite you to apply for a scholarship via our scholarship application.

For more information:
NYC Agriculture Collective

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