Agriculture Innovations Driving the Future of Food Stability

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Title: Agriculture Innovations Driving the Future of Food Stability

2-Sentence Summary: As the population rises, so does the need for food. Farmers are fighting on the frontlines of this battle using new technology and innovations to increase their productivity and continue to be a reliable food source for the world.

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With the world’s population on the rise, the need for food is in high demand– in fact, research by Michigan State University estimates that food production will need to increase by 70% in order to feed the world by 2050. The crucial need to provide for a growing population puts farmers front and center, as agents for the change over the next 30 years.

As one of the largest grown crops in the U.S., soybean farmers are on the front line of this fight, providing reliable, high-quality proteins to consumers. But as the need grows, farmers have to find new and innovative ways to keep up with production to meet the growing demand. To stay on top of this significant production increase, farmers have been working tirelessly to innovate new agriculture technology that not only helps farmers keep up with demand but allows them to do so in a sustainable way. Farmers are now using tools like seed technology, precision farming, variable rate technology and innovative soil management to transform the way they grow and harvest their crops, helping ensure farm and food stability in the coming years – and ultimately helping food companies meet their sustainability goals.

On this panel attendees will hear from Meagan Kaiser, Chief Operating Officer at Perry Agricultural Laboratory, Soil Scientist and Farmer Director for the United Soybean Board on the importance of innovation and how new agricultural technology and science is helping famers keep up with growing demand.

Attendees will also hear from John Lumkes, PhD., Agriculture and Biological Engineer Professor from Purdue University, who focuses on improving food security and economic opportunities through the advancements in agriculture mechanization, transportation and energy and Dr.Kelly Gillespie, R&D Corn & Soy Crop Efficiency Portfolio Manager, Bayer Crop Science, who manages the current portfolio across Breeding, Biotechnology

Key Takeaways:

  1. As the population grows it can put more stress on farmers to produce, new technology is key to help farmers ensure they are meeting the demands of the growing nation, while continuing to provide quality resources.
  2. Farmers employ science and technology in more ways than we know – from the equipment to the soil itself.

Event Type: Science FIRST

Format Type: Panel


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