TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced that the second Florida International Agriculture Innovation Summit will take place March 30-31, 2022. The two-day virtual summit is supported by the governments of Florida, Israel, Canada, and the Netherlands.
Hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in collaboration with the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA), the 2022 summit will focus on technologies and advances in water conservation and sustainable agriculture. Last year, more than 600 attendees participated in the inaugural 2020 summit hosted by Florida and Israel, which focused on agrobotics and artificial intelligence in agriculture, and hemp and cannabis research and development. After that summit’s success, FDACS looked to expand the summit’s scope by including additional partner countries, providing increased opportunities for exchange of ideas and economic development.
“Innovation in agriculture has been one of our biggest missions at FDACS since 2019, and I’m proud to announce that we will continue that inventive spirit into 2022 with a phenomenal four-nation virtual innovation summit,” said Commissioner Nikki Fried. “I thank our partners in Israel, Canada, and the Netherlands for lending their nations’ expertise as we explore innovative approaches to improved sustainability in agriculture and conserving the water upon which we all rely. I encourage everyone interested in the future of how we grow the world’s food to register now for this free virtual summit.”
“The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) is excited to continue its partnership with FDACS and create a platform for growers, innovators and researchers from four agriculture power houses to share knowledge and collaborate,” said Rakefet Bachur-Phillips, Co-Executive Director of FIBA.
Registration is free and open now at this link, and more information can be found here from FIBA. A full summit agenda, including panels, speakers, and special guests, will be announced in early 2022.