The 2019 New Uses Forum is dedicated to the idea of accelerating innovation and investment. It brings together some of the most knowledgeable voices on topics related to new uses innovation, including development, investment and support.

The forum also includes panels on finance opportunities, entrepreneurial startup experiences, regional resources and reverse pitch partnership opportunities, as well a variety of breakout sessions for participants. The breakout sessions cover a variety of topics, ranging from innovations in new uses agriculture to investment opportunities via incubators and accelerators.

To download a full agenda with speaker information, click here.

To register for the event, click here.


March 27

9:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-11:00 Keynote Address:  Agricultural Innovation
11:00-12:00 Finance and International Opportunities Panel
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-2:00 Ag and Food Entrepreneurs & Startups Panel
2:20-2:30 Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:30-3:30 Breakout Sessions
3:30-4:00 Networking Break and Visit Exhibits
4:00-5:15 Open Innovation Reverse Pitch Session
5:15-7:15 Reception (Cash Bar)
7:15 End of Day’s Programmed Activities


March 28

7:30-8:25 Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:25-9:25 Local and Regional Resources for Development and Growth
9:25-10:10 Commodity Group Reverse Pitch
10:10-10:35 Networking Break and Visit Exhibits
10:35-11:20 Keynote Address:  Past USDA Secretary of Agriculture and CEO of US Dairy Export Council Tom Vilsack
11:20-11:30 Closing Comments and Transition to Breakouts
11:30-12:30 Breakout Sessions
12:30 Adjourn

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