NYC AgTech Week 2022

Sep 26, 2022

Sep 30, 2022

12:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Online: ET (USA)

https://evbrw.se/3xLdlCZ

$0 - $40

Event Description

Welcome to the 7th annual NYC AgTech Week, organized by the NYC Agriculture Collective.

NYC AgTech Week 2022

The NYC Agriculture Collective – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating about and increasing exposure of innovation and opportunity in AgTech and urban farming, is pleased to announce the 7th annual hybrid [virtual + in-person] NYC AgTech Week; the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by leaders of the industry themselves.

The NYC Agriculture Collective Board and Partners are founders, non-profit operators, advocates and farmers of some of New York City’s most exciting AgTech organizations.

NYC AgTech Week 2022 will take place September 26 to September 30th 2022 across New York City, bringing together a multidisciplinary, international audience for a week of virtual panels, farm tours, and networking events across the 5 boroughs of NYC: showcasing the urban farming ecosystem and providing an equitable, insightful, and valuable look into the state of AgTech today. NYC AgTech Week is notable for being the only AgTech Conference that is produced and organized by the pioneers of the industry themselves.

This year, NYC AgTech Week’s unique hybrid programming of virtual panels and in-person farm tours will culminate on September 30th with the launch of the first-annual Generation Fest, presented by non-profit organization Thought For Food (TFF) and The NYC Agriculture Collective.

Generation Fest is a one day in-person event that builds on the success of TFF’s previous TFF Summits which have taken place around the world in cities like Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, and Rome.

The NYC Agriculture Collective and Thought For Food Foundation are delighted to be producing NYC AgTech Week and Generation Fest in partnership with Climate Week NYC; highlighting the role agriculture and food equity play in building a sustainable climate future.

Who Typically Attends NYC AgTech Week?

  • Entrepreneurs & Founders of urban farming & AgTech organizations around the world
    • Current & Aspiring Farmers seeking to connect with and learn from industry peers
    • Investors & Grantmakers focused on food security and sustainable agriculture
    • Students & Academics studying food systems, food security, urban agriculture, and sustainable development
    • City Planners, Architects, & Real Estate Developers looking at more sustainable & equitable ways to design and develop cities
    • City Officials & Policymakers looking at new ways to encourage job development & healthy food access in the green economy
    • Corporates & Supply Chain professionals looking to better understand the opportunity around local food systems

    *Agenda

    Day 1: Monday, 9/26: Virtual Conference

    • 10:30am-6pm EST: Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities

    (10:30am EST): Food Policy in NYC featuring Patricia Duffy (Founder, Community Table NYC), Wythe Marschall (Senior Research Project Manager, NYU Stern for Sustainable Business), Henry Obispo (Founder, Reborn Farms), and Rae Gomes (Food Equity Consultant, Cultivating Justice)

    (12:00pm EST): Data, AI, and Automation featuring Dan Nelson (Board Member, NYC Agriculture Collective), David Kessler (Chief Science Officer, Agrify), Electra Jarvis (Head Grower, Bowery Farming), and Eric Hager (Director of Field Operations, Bloomfield Robotics)

    (2:00pm EST): Hydroponics in Schools featuring Harrison Hillier (Board Member, NYC Agriculture Collective), Manuela Zamora (Executive Director, NY Sunworks), Samantha Johnson (Director of Aquaponics Programs, Commonwealth Charter Academy Cyber Charter School), and Alexander Olesen (CEO, Babylon Microfarms)

    (4:00pm EST): Failed Farms featuring Albert Lin (Board Member, NYC Agriculture Collective), Henry Gordon-Smith (Founder & CEO, Agritecture), Desmond Hayes (Founder, GeoGreens), and Shannon Noelle Crow (Founder, CrowHowdy Coaching)

    (5:00 EST) Virtual Networking Event

    Day 2: Tuesday, 9/27: Virtual Conference

    • 10:30am-6pm EST: Virtual panel discussions + virtual networking opportunities

    (10:30am EST): Scaling Up a Farm Business featuring Shannon Crow (Founder, CrowHowdy Coaching), Sean Peris (Co-Founder, Three Forks Local Greens), Robert Shaughnessy (General Manager, Bowery Farming), and Mary Wetherill (Founder, Green Food Solutions)

    (12:00pm EST): Space Farming featuring Dan Nelson (Board Member, NYC Agriculture Collective), TejPaul Bhatia (Chief Revenue Officer, Axiom Space), Charles Camarda (Astronaut & Author, Epic Education Foundation), and Daniel Tompkins (Entrepreneur & Faculty, Mars University)

    (2:00pm EST): NOT Leafy Greens: Alternative Crops featuring Shannon Crow (Founder, CrowHowdy Coaching), Andrew Carter (Founder, Smallhold), Sean Peters (Co-Founder & CEO, DryGro), and Jonas Gunther (Co-Founder, We are the New Farmers)

    (4:00pm EST): Sustainability, Waste, & Recycling featuring Sarah Janjua (Board Member, NYC Agriculture Collective), Jaqueline Tran (Director of Energy & Sustainability, Javits Center), Annie Wissemeier (Sustainability Engineer, 80 Acres Farms), and Albert Lin (CEO, VegBed)

    (5:00 EST): Virtual Networking Event

    Day 3: Wednesday, 9/28: In-Person Farm Tours + Rooftop Networking

    Oko Farms Aquaponics Farm Tour (10:30am – 12PM)

    Join us for a walk-through of Oko Farms’ outdoor Aquaponics Farm and Education Center. See first-hand their innovative Lo-TEK practices, walk through their various aquaponics plant beds, and discuss the role of aquaponics farming in urban communities.

    Please dress comfortably for outdoor weather, wear close-toed shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. They also recommend bringing a water bottle and of course masking up!

    Javits Center Technical Rooftop Farm Tour (3:00 – 4:30pm or 5:30-7pm)

    Join us for a technical tour of the newly expanded Javits Center rooftop farm, hosted by Brooklyn Grange Co-Founder Ben Flanner. During this exclusive tour, you will learn all about the various farm and support systems the Javits Center is operating, including the deep water culture (DWC) hydroponics system, O2 compost system, irrigation, rainwater cisterns, greenhouse lighting, the wash/pack equipment, and more! NOTE that we are offering this same tour at two different times this day to accommodate for work schedules. If you attend the second tour, you will definitely still have time to make it to Rooftop Reds for some nighttime networking action!

    Networking Happy Hour at Rooftop Reds (6:00 – 9:00pm)

    The official networking event, hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective. Join urban agriculture / agtech professionals and enthusiasts for conversation and drinks on a rooftop vineyard right here in Brooklyn.

    BONUS: Purchasing the Networking Happy Hour at Rooftop Reds ticket gains you access to a pre-networking mingling event at the Urbanstrong office in the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Join us for refreshments, virtual farm tours, music, and good conversation!

    Day 4: Thursday, 9/29: In-Person Farm Tours + Rooftop Networking

    Javits Center Sustainability Tour (10:00 – 11:30AM or 1:00 – 2:30pm)

    Join us either in the morning or the afternoon for a sustainability tour of the Javits Center, New York City’s largest venue for conventions, trade shows, and special events. This tour will include a deep dive into the benefits of their green roof and their newly expanded rooftop farm.

    Networking Happy Hour (location and time to be announced)

    The official daily networking event, hosted by the NYC Agriculture Collective. Join urban agriculture and agtech professionals and enthusiasts for conversation and drinks

    More events on 9/28 & 9/29 to be announced!

    *please note that this schedule is subject to change

    Day 5: Friday, 9/30: Generation Fest (In-person, Brooklyn NY)

    This year, NYC AgTech Week’s unique hybrid programming of virtual panels and in-person farm tours will culminate on September 30th with the launch of the first-annual Generation Fest, a separately ticketed event presented by non-profit organization Thought For Food (TFF) and The NYC Agriculture Collective.

    We’re bringing together some of the world’s most visionary and cutting-edge thinkers and doers for a highly-experiential program focused on co-creating a more inclusive and abundant food future for all.

    More details and tickets for Generation Fest 2022 can be found here.

    Scholarship Opportunity for Students and Farmers

    The NYC Agriculture Collective is happy to offer scholarships to students and farmers in need. The scholarships cover the cost of the virtual conference pass. If you are a student or farmer interested in attending NYC AgTech Week 2022 virtual and are in need of a scholarship, we invite you to apply for a scholarship via our scholarship application.

    Organizers

    NYC Ag Collective

    http://www.farming.nyc/

    Visited 7 times, 1 Visit today