R+K partners with AgTech Nexus USA in Chicago

Agency President and CIO Jeff Walter to moderate conference’s Innovation Spotlight

With Chicago quickly becoming a hotbed of technology, it’s a welcome surprise that AgTech Nexus USA is making their Midwestern debut and hosting their conference series in our own backyard. Perched on the cusp of industrial advancement and the gateway to agricultural production, this combination of a tech hub situated in the midst of a modern farming operation creates opportunities for both farmers and startups alike.

The July 22-23 event, which traditionally draws the likes of venture capital investors and agribusiness executives, features workshops including How Ag Tech Has Increased Efficiency in Row Crop Production; Investor Perspectives: Which Technologies are Ready to Scale and a Keynote Executive Interview: The Role of the American Midwest in Shaping the Future of Global Agriculture, as well as a panel discussion on The Bridge Between Sustainability and Profitability. Ultimately, it’s a dynamic approach to the marriage of ag and tech and all that it encompasses.

This year, Rhea + Kaiser and Marketing to Farmers are delighted to be participants in AgTech Nexus. On Tuesday, July 23, R+K’s President and Chief Integration Officer Jeff Walter will be moderating the Innovation Spotlight: Fostering the Next Generation of AgTech Entrepreneurs. The panel will provide the audience with an opportunity to learn more about the millennial ag tech market, the obstacles they have faced, gains they are earning and how they are changing the game through their everyday practice.

“We’re really excited to be able to partner with AgTech Nexus. We’re so passionate about the ag tech space and how our clients are integrated with it. To be able to see the foundations of tech from the beginning and hear feedback from and have that interaction with farmers and producers is an opportunity that we could not pass up,” said Walter.

This year’s event includes hands-on demonstrations and exhibitions, which provide an opportunity to see and experience technology as it’s happening. In addition to investors and technology and agribusiness executives, AgTech Nexus welcomes farmers and producers to get a broad audience perspective and to gauge how technology is disrupting ag across the board. More than that, it’s looking forward to a productive event that explores the ag tech conversation in a compelling and progressive manner, which gets to the heart of issues facing farmers and producers and how ag tech is part and parcel to their solutions.

R+K is proud to be a partner for this event, co-hosted by AgTech Nexus and the Illinois Soybean Association. We thank them for the opportunity to bring this event to the forefront of Midwest ag marketers and producers.

To participate in AgTech Nexus, click here to register and be sure to use the discount code RK15 to save 15% on your registration fees.


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