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Animal AgTech Returns to San Francisco for Two Days in March 2024

by Animal Health2 | Dec 18, 2023
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With a focus on production resiliency, methane reduction and on-farm automation, the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit aims to advance animal welfare and promote environmental stewardship.

Taking place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on March 18-19, 2024, the summit attracts C-Suite and Director-Level leading animal health companies, livestock producers, investors, technology providers and innovators to address the successes and challenges of the industry.

What’s on?

The summit is your gateway to a program packed with insightful conversations and themed workshops across the meat and dairy supply chain.

Over 500 international animal agtech leaders will engage in business-critical discussions on implementing climate-smart farming practices, extracting the most value from animals through PLF platforms, and investigating the right funding models for innovators in the meat and dairy sectors.

On Day 2 of Animal AgTech, take your choice of two themed workshops to discuss new approaches to advance PLF systems and climate-smart practices. With a deep-dive into each topic, you’ll enjoy scene-setting presentations and case studies, followed by interactive group work and shared findings.

Complete your summit experience with a tour of UC Davis' Animal Agriculture Facilities on the afternoon of March 19. Explore UC Davis' cutting-edge research in methane reduction and the excellence of its Animal Science program. Discover bovine bubbles, greenfed machines and its milk processing research lab.

Here are 10 key themes shaping the summit program:

  • Transforming Animal Health Care: Exploring traditional and novel treatments for resilient animals and farming systems
  • Cutting Methane Emissions: Reducing enteric methane through additives, genetics, and efficient feed practices
  • Targeting Interventions Through PLF: Creating practical and actionable insights from on-farm data
  • Measuring Impact: Uncovering the tools for accurate emissions monitoring in food supply chains
  • Enhancing Labor Efficiency: Using robotics and AI to prepare for workforce shortages
  • Building Gut Health: Processing knowledge of the microbiome to create targeted solutions
  • Environmental Stewardship: Sharing best practices for climate-smart food production
  • Maximizing Value From Feed: Providing environmental and economic sustainability through improved nutrition
  • Facilitating Investment: Attracting funds to accelerate innovation in animal agriculture

Confirmed Speakers - Animal AgTech Innovation Summit

Who will take the stage?

70+ senior animal agtech leaders on the speaking faculty include:

  • Simon Walley, President Animal Nutrition North America, ADM
  • Jeroen Dijkman, Head of the Institute of Agricultural Science, NESTLÉ
  • Karen Christensen, SVP Merchandising for Perishables & Quality Standards, WHOLE FOODS MARKET
  • Frank Mitloehner, Professor, UC DAVIS
  • Cristina Rohr, Managing Director, S2G VENTURES
  • Darrin Montiero, VP Sustainability & Membership, CALIFORNIA DAIRIES
  • Rosemary Sifford, Deputy Admin Vet Services & Chief Vet Officer, USDA APHIS
  • Mike Leventini, SVP Live Production & General Manager, PERDUE FARMS
  • Lars Bergmann, EVP Digital Services, DELAVAL

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