2021-22 Organic Confluences Summit: Connecting Organic with AgTech, Equity and Access in AgTech

The Organic Confluences Conference brings together farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers to address large-scale challenges that the organic sector is facing. 

The Organic Center is collaborating with the USDA ERS and Purdue University on a virtual conference series and hackathon examining agricultural technology (AgTech) in organic. The conferences will examine potential opportunities for technology to support the organic sector, pitfalls when it comes to access and equity in AgTech, historical and current examples of AgTech exacerbating the pre-existing structures of racism in the food system, and methods for analyzing AgTech’s fit within organic ideals. The first part took place in December 2021 (scroll down for the recording below). The second part of this conference, on Equity and Access in AgTech, will take place on February 10, 2022.

The conference will be virtual, followed by a hackathon, in collaboration with the Gathering for Open Ag Technology (GOAT), which will take place at the MOSES annual meeting with regional hubs throughout the US. Feel free to participate in the virtual conference even if you are not able to attend the hackathon!

February 10, 2022: â€‹Organic Confluences Conference: Equity and Access in AgTech 

Become a Sponsor

Position yourself as a leader in the convergence of scientific, consumer, industry, farmer, and policy collaborations to understand organic’s current impact on mitigating climate change and direction for the future. Your brand will be recognized and promoted through e-blasts, social media promo and event signage as well as in product placement on the floor of the summit. Your team will also benefit by being provided complimentary registrations to the summit.

The next Organic Confluences Summit will provide a venue for organic stakeholders and AgTech innovators to match their needs and priorities, identifying tactics to make technology more equitable, and usable to all farmers. The conference will bring together organic and transitioning farmers, innovators, scientists, industry members, policy makers and educators. Programming will be highly interactive including panels, lightning presentations and roundtable discussions in the form of breakout sessions. Organic farmers will be able to guide the development of new AgTech, and adopt the tools that continue to grow the industry and meet the needs of organic stakeholders.

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December 2, 2021 Organic Confluences: Connecting Organic and AgTech