Friends, Colleagues, Partners and Esteemed Guests,

Welcome to the 10th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase at the beautiful Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis! We are thrilled to celebrate a decade of innovation in the agriculture and food communities with each of you.

Ten years ago, Ag Innovation Showcase began its extraordinary journey to foster innovations, initiate dialogue about trends, and cultivate a loyal community of innovators, investors, ag industry leaders, and entrepreneurs of the highest caliber. Our panels, presentations, spotlights, and networking events have charted the arc of innovation, exploring everything from biofuels to new sources of food. With your support and continued passion and participation, we have paved new paths toward the future of agriculture and its convergence with technology.

In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Ag Showcase, we're highlighting the full spectrum of the food value chain, from Farm to Plate. We will proudly feature industry players focusedĀ on precise plant nutrition solutions. We will talk to and present solutions from producers of fertilizers, biologicals, seeds, and plant health promoters and to novel food producers. We will embrace discussions on how enterprises from Farm to Plate will create nutritious food and build consumer trust while remaining financially sustainable. Lastly, we will foster an inclusive and robust learning environment, as well as listen to your experiences, insights and visions for the future of the industry.

Our focus is the community, global in scope and interest.
You are our raison d'etre.
Welcome and enjoy the next three days!

Founder & CEO,
Larta Institute

SAM FIORELLO, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, President, BRDG Park

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