Impacts of a Digitally Driven Global Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Agriculture
April 2nd and April 5th, 2021
10:00 am to 1:30 pm EST
Monitoring and commerce-driving technologies in supply chains, agricultural production, and international markets are radically changing the agricultural and food marketplace. These technologies challenge the global competitiveness of the United States and other large countries. With thoughtful consideration of ramifications on market prices and related policy, information, and standards, this conference focuses on the social and policy implications of digitalization technologies such as blockchain in the agricultural and food sectors and discusses their impact on e-commerce, food, and agriculture.
This year’s Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) Brandt Forum brings together scholars and business leaders to discuss the disruptions of digitalization. Because of the pandemic, the event “Impacts of a digitally-driven global economy: opportunities and challenges for U.S. agriculture” will be a two-day virtual event, April 2nd, and April 5th, 10 am to 1:30 pm EST.
Day One Agenda (April 2nd)
Friday, April 2nd, 10:10 am – 11:00 am EST
Thomas Reardon, Professor at Michigan State University
11:05 am – 11:55 am EST
Wendy Earon, IBM Global Industry CTO / Retail, Travel & Transportation, CPG
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm EST
Kellee James, CEO & Founder of Mercaris
Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship and Agriculture
Day Two Agenda (April 5th)
Monday, April 5th, 10:10 am – 11:00 am EST
Jason Henderson, Director of Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service/Senior Associate Dean of Purdue College of Agriculture
11:05 am – 11:55 am
Dr. Darin Detwiler, Associate Teaching Professor of Food Regulatory
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Ron Hicks, CEO & Founder of HerdX
To register for the forum, please click on the box above. This will take you to the event website, which will ask for your email and name. This event is free to all who register to increase accessibility.
This free forum is made possible with the support of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’sEconomic Research Service, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Building back better: How can public food and agricultural research institutions be strengthened and rebuilt after the COVID-19 pandemic?
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