AGENDA

Join the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) at Foster Our Future to hear experts led in moderated panel discussions explore the challenges facing food and agriculture and the role research and innovation will have to feed a global population of 10 billion by 2050.

12:30-1:00 pm Registration
 
1:00-5:00 pm Foster Our Future Exhibits Open
 
1:00 pm Opening Remarks
Sally Rockey, Executive Director, FFAR
 
1:30-2:00 pm Regenerative Agriculture and the role it plays in our Food System

 

 

  • Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Mills, Inc. – Moderator
  • Bill Buckner, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nobel Research Institute – Panelist
  • Michael Vance, Vice President of Agriculture - B-29 Investments and Managing Partner - Stark Ranch & Stark Farm to Market – Panelist
2:00-2:30 pm Meet A New Innovator
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Awardees
 
2:05-2:25 pm Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) Grazing to increase Farm Resiliency and Improve Soil Biodiversity, Animal Wellbeing and Productivity
Peter Byck, Professor, School of Sustainability and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Arizona State University – FFAR awardee
 
2:30-3:00 pm Panel discussion and speakers coming soon
 
3:00-3:30 pm Meet A New Innovator
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Awardees
 
3:05-3:25 pm Discovery of the Genetic Mechanisms and Proteins Driving CRISPR-Cas Systems

Rodolphe Barrangou, Associate Professor, Food Science, North Carolina State University – 2018 Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences
 
3:30-4:00 pm Panel discussion and speakers coming soon
 
4:00-4:30 pm Meet A New Innovator
FFAR New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Awardees
 
4:05-4:15 pm Pop-up Presentation
 
4:30-4:55 pm Panel discussion and speakers coming soon
 
4:55 pm Closing Remarks
Sally Rockey, Executive Director, FFAR
 
5:00 pm Foster Our Future Closes