WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Apps for Ag Hackathon
8:30am, UC Davis Conference Center: A two-day hackathon to develop software solutions to grower challenges. Kicking off on December 2nd, the event ran overnight and concluded with judging and awards in the afternoon of December 3rd at the Summit.
AgStart Sustainable Agriculture Tour
9:30am – 5:00pm: Participants toured a showcase of leading technology and process innovations in agricultural and food systems across the greater Sacramento region. Hosted by AgStart, Yolo County, and the World Food Center.
Mixing Bowl Idea Hack
11:00am, UC Davis Conference Center: Tackling the biggest challenges at the interface of food, ag and health, the Idea Hack kicked off at 11:00am and concluded with judging and prizes during the afternoon.
5:00pm, UC Davis Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center: Participants enjoyed a reception and mixer for regional technology and agriculture leaders in food and health innovation. It provided entrepreneurs, farmers, industry executives, researchers, students, and technology developers a great opportunity to trade perspectives and insights.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
9:00am Discussion Panel: Prominent Challenges in Modern Food, Ag & Health (Moderator, Justin Siegel)
- Harold Schmitz, Mars, Incorporated
- Matthew Lange, Initiative for Wireless Health & Wellness, UC Davis
- Justin Shimek, Mattson
- Eve Turow Paul, Generation Yum
- Joaquin Ruiz, University of Arizona
10:15am Keynote Speaker: Bryan Willson, Colorado State University