The Pantheon: A Enterprise and Innovation Theatre later this week will host its second Ag-Tech Showcase, giving native and regional farmers a glimpse into the most recent know-how obtainable to farmers.
After internet hosting a really profitable inaugural occasion in 2021, Pantheon’s govt director Nichole Like stated they’re anticipating a good bigger turnout this 12 months, with greater than 100 farmers already registered.
“Simply having the ability to present our native farmers with entry to new know-how, on-farm know-how, that may be helpful to them is so thrilling,” she stated.
“We had nice suggestions final 12 months, and I feel lots of people appreciated having the ability to get collectively and community and be taught. It was the first-ever occasion of this kind in our space, and I feel in addition they appreciated not having to drive to Indianapolis, Purdue (College) or Louisville for that type of factor.”
The format this 12 months, Like stated, can be much like the 2021 showcase, with representatives from 5 Ag-Tech corporations every given about ten minutes to make their presentation. Then a couple of minutes can be allowed for questions.
The showcase will get below approach at 3 p.m. on Thursday on the Pantheon, 428 Most important St.
There, too, can be a networking and appetizer occasion to comply with for these farmers who need extra data from the presenting corporations.
Showcased this 12 months can be Intelinair, which focuses on capturing aerial information; Rantizo, an Iowa-based supplier of spray drone know-how; Provision Analytics, a creator of software program for the automation of meals security and high quality management; Taranis, one other aerial imagery firm; and CEA Tech, an organization based mostly in northern Indiana that focuses on modular managed setting Ag-Tech items, one Like stated she thinks can be of explicit pursuits to supply farmers.
“I feel that may actually be of curiosity to a few of our native growers, desirous about rising produce 12 months a 12 months,” she stated. “Possibly this is able to enable a few of them to scale up their skill to supply contemporary produce 12 months spherical.”
Featured as a part of the showcase final 12 months had been Max Mathieson with TeleSense, an organization that focuses on serving to farmers enhance the profitability of grain storage operations via particular sensors, in addition to Solinftec, an organization based in Brazil however now based mostly in West Lafayette that appears assist farmers be extra environment friendly in a wide range of agricultural practices, amongst others.
The keynote speaker final 12 months was Chad Colby, founding father of Colby AgTech based mostly in Goodfield, Illinois, who works with progressive farmers, main corporations and authorities businesses to supply a deeper understanding of latest applied sciences and their sensible functions.
This 12 months, the keynote speaker is Jason Mauck, a farmer and entrepreneur from northern Indiana.
Mauck will deal with the group on his efforts to slim the gaps of agriculture. His firm, Fixed Cover, has been creating new methods to farm extra effectively.
In response to his web site, Mauck at present holds the Indiana state file for the best yield per acre for soybeans. He’s additionally developed methods to supply excessive corn yields.
“He’s not solely a farmer however an entrepreneur,” Like stated, “and he’s developed some actually distinctive methods to make his farm extra worthwhile, utilizing quite a lot of diversified approaches to animal manufacturing and grain manufacturing.”
All-in-all, Like stated she feels just like the Pantheon has put collectively a showcase with a bit of one thing for everybody.
“We now have every thing from drone know-how to meals security know-how, all issues I feel our farmers and native melon producers will take pleasure in,” she stated.
Sponsors for the occasion this 12 months embrace AgriNovus Indiana, Wabash Heartland Innovation Community — WHIN, Purdue Foundry, Twin River’s Ag, Mouzin Brothers Farms, Villwock Farms, Hutson’s, and Telesense.
For extra data, contact the Pantheon at 812-886-1146.