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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30
10:30 A.M. | 12:30 P.M. | 2 P.M. | 3:30 P.M.

Expect each FFA Blue Room session to last 90 minutes after doors open. Get there early to score your spot and pick up some cool swag!

FFA Blue Room sessions are first come, first served.

Maximum Capacity: 400 per session

How are companies, industry leaders and entrepreneurs working to improve sustainability for the future of agriculture?
As the agriculture industry improves efficiencies and focuses on our environment, what types of new jobs or careers will be needed?
Why are innovation and cutting-edge technology critical for our planet?
AgriNovus Indiana

“Today’s food and agricultural industry is bursting with cutting-edge technology, science and research—from genomics and microbiology to artificial intelligence, robotics and informatics. AgriNovus Indiana is committed to showcasing the power of these and other agbioscience innovations whether they come from a large company, a university or an entrepreneur. The Blue Room is just the place to bring together these real-world innovations, giving FFA members an experience to see and to understand how technology will help us feed the world, protect the planet and improve human lives.”

BETH BECHDOL

President and Chief Executive Officer, AgriNovus Indiana

Microsoft

“While digital technology is transforming every part of the American economy, not everyone is acquiring the skills to thrive. As a company, we’re focused on ensuring everyone, regardless of their geography or circumstance, has access to the digital skills they need to compete and prosper. And our partnership with the National FFA will expand this work, helping students across the country prepare for digital jobs and the farms of the future.”

Brad Smith
President, Microsoft

Arrive early to see AgriNovus Indiana and Microsoft in the Welcome Room and pick up some cool swag!

AgriNovus Indiana

“Today’s food and agricultural industry is bursting with cutting-edge technology, science and research—from genomics and microbiology to artificial intelligence, robotics and informatics. AgriNovus Indiana is committed to showcasing the power of these and other agbioscience innovations whether they come from a large company, a university or an entrepreneur. The Blue Room is just the place to bring together these real-world innovations, giving FFA members an experience to see and to understand how technology will help us feed the world, protect the planet and improve human lives.”

BETH BECHDOL

President and Chief Executive Officer, AgriNovus Indiana

Microsoft

“FFA students across America will lead the food and agriculture industry into the future. They must have opportunities to integrate digital skills into both their classroom studies and project-based learning. Our partnership will help ensure that curriculum is up to date so that these young leaders can use technology to drive innovation in farms of the future, sustain and renew our planet, and enrich their communities.”

MARY SNAPP

Corporate Vice President and Lead, Microsoft Philanthropies

Arrive early to see AgriNovus Indiana and Microsoft in the Welcome Room and pick up some cool swag!

THE BLUE STAGE

LEARN from top influencers through TedX-style speaker presentations on The Blue Stage.

SESSION 1 | 10:30 A.M. – Noon

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SESSION 2 | 12:30 P.M. – 2 P.M.

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SESSION 3 | 2 P.M. – 3.:30 P.M.

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SESSION 4 | 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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SPONSORS

EXPERIENCE hands-on opportunities to directly interact with organizations, both big and small, that are innovating and changing agriculture’s current footprint.
BASF logo

Modern agriculture is filled with endless opportunities and challenges. BASF is focused on understanding how we can have the greatest impact at that intersection of productivity and sustainability…and more importantly, the incredible role that you play in that discussion.

Cargill logo

Need Real-time analysis of nutrient content?  No problem.  Cargill’s digital solution, Reveal®  will take inputs from the dry matter variations in forages on the farm and adjust the ration in real-time helping dairy producers deliver more consistent intake to their animals.  Come see first hand how Reveal® works.

CNH Industrial Capital logo

Through its brands, the company designs, produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, special vehicles, and engines and transmissions.

Corteva logo

Granular is an agriculture software company dedicated to building stronger and more profitable farms. With web and mobile apps grounded in advanced data science technology, Granular helps farmers make data-driven, real-time business and agronomic decisions with greater confidence. Granular is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Corteva Agriscience™, the agricultural division of DowDupont™

Elanco logo

Elanco’s mission is Food and Companionship enriching life. Elanco fulfills this mission by ensuring the health of our farm animals and pets through state-of-the-art products and services. Join us to discover the four stages of innovation through our “escape room” designed experience. Each stage of innovation will unlock not only the “how” behind creating new products for the market, but also the careers it takes to go from an idea of a new product to the market. Learn more: www.elanco.com.

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Safety

The application system eliminates the need for product handling, measuring or mixing. Fill the tank in the morning and plant all day, saving time, water, fuel, labor and time.

John Deere logo

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

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Journey to a Waste-Free Future

Follow your food on a journey through the supply chain from production to consumption and learn the role that packaging innovations play in protecting precious resources. Through in-person experts, videos, and an interactive scavenger hunt, you can discover your role in optimizing the global food supply chain and helping create a waste-free future.

PARTNERSHIP SPONSORS

AEM logo

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. Key action areas include advocacy and public affairs, market information, exhibitions and events, and safety, regulatory and technical issues. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year.

BNSF logo

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve.

CSX logo

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including agricultural, energy, industrial, construction, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.

START-UPS

INTERACT with young entrepreneurs and discover how they are problem solving and providing new innovations to our sector.

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START-UPS

LEARN more about career possibilities for your future while collaborating and problem solving with top institutions at College Corner.
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