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Secretary Vilsack to speak at GAI AgTech Week

Scheduled to speak June 24 from 9-10am

By Diego Flammini, Farms.com

The very first Global AgInvesting (GAI) AgTech Week, scheduled to run from June 22-24 in San Francisco, is bringing out a heavy hitter to be one of the keynote speakers during the event.

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will deliver a keynote address and participate in a town hall Q&A revolving around issues including the current strengths, innovations and future outlook for the agricultural economy.

His keynote will take place on June 24 from 9-10am at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District.

"We are thrilled that Secretary Vilsack will be addressing our audience of investors and innovators who are working to change the trajectory of the global food system," said Event Director Kate Westfall. "We look forward to exploring the role that the USDA can play in funding research, supporting entrepreneurs, creating new revenue sources for producers, and enabling continued innovation in the agricultural sector at home and abroad."

GAI AgTech Week will provide attendees with two and a half days of networking, presentations, workshops and discussion panels aimed to educate and inspire investors and entrepreneurs who have a passion and dedication to food and agriculture.

The event will feature more than 75 speakers including Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Board, who will talk about the struggles and realities of the ongoing California drought, and Jack Bobo, senior advisor at the US Department of State.

Some of the biggest agricultural companies will also be represented including Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer CropScience and Conservis.

Tell us your thoughts about the upcoming GAI AgTech Week. Is this something you would like to attend? What interests you about it?


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