ST. LOUIS — COVID -19 Impacts on the Food System, the second program in the AgTech NEXT Now! free monthly webinar series hosted by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will be held on June 9 at 12:00 PM CDT. The program will feature a conversation with Aon Managing Director and SVP Chip Lerwick, regarding food supply chain weaknesses and implications for consumers, producers, workers, and livestock. What are the most promising business continuity management strategies? Is our food supply system sufficiently resilient? Tom Laurita, Director of Entrepreneurship, Danforth Center will serve as moderator. The webinar series is free but registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has transformed the way we live and work, among the most immediate – and critical – impacts has been its effect on food supplies. Images in the news of empty supermarket shelves and farmers dumping milk supplies show the disruption COVID-19 has caused to food supply chains. COVID-19 is shaping up to be one of the most disruptive, world-changing events in living memory. In an increasingly complex and volatile business environment, informed decision-making has never been more important.
AgTech NEXT Now! Risks and Rewards in a Post COVID-19 World and the Impact on the Ag and Food Industry
TUESDAY JULY 14 FROM 12-12:30 CDT: AGTECH INNOVATIONS IN THE POST COVID-19 WORLD
Insights from agri-food thought leader and author Mary Shelman about the “new normal”. How will our collective COVID-19 experience affect and interact with existing disrupters like changing customer values, climate change, new Ag technologies? Moderated by Claire Kinlaw, Director Innovation Commercialization, Danforth Center. TO REGISTER
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 FROM 12 -12:30 CDT: ACCELERATED TRENDS IN FOOD AND AG
A conversation with Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo’s chief agriculture economist about how crises accelerate existing economic and industry trends. Innovations that would have taken 3-5 years for significant customer adoption may take only a year. What was envisioned over a decade appears in a few years. What are the key trends that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated in the food and ag industry? TO REGISTER
We are grateful to our Partners for their support of the AgTech NEXT Now! webinar series, including Aon, Bayer Crop Science, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Thompson Coburn, Tech Accel, KWS, Alliance STL, Ameren Missouri, Benson Hill, Clayco, Lewis & Clark Agrifood, Missouri Technology Corporation, Open Prairie, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Posinelli, BioSTL, CoBank, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Wells Fargo and Ventas Wexford Science + Technology.
About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research, education and outreach aim to have impact at the nexus of food security and the environment, and position the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.
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