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AgTech NEXT External Advisory Board

Our External Advisory Board (EAB) represents diverse perspectives from across the agrifood tech industry. The EAB provides expertise to help guide the theme and format of AgTech NEXT’s curated agenda, and leverages their connections to attract a high level, impactful attendance.

Anjie Sanford

Anjie Sanford

Manager, Inclusive Entrepreneurship Development, BioGenerator
Claire Kinlaw

Claire Kinlaw, Ph.D., MBA

Chief Scientific Officer, Zea Biosciences
Andy Dearing

Andy Dearing

Geospatial Entrepreneur & President, Spatial STL Advisors
Chip Lerwick

Chip Lerwick

Managing Director, SVP, Aon
Orlando Saez

Orlando Saez

CEO & Co-Founder, Aker Technologies
Carman Powell

Powell Carman

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Matt Plummer

Matt Plummer

Vice President, Lewis & Clark Agrifood
Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor, Ph.D.

Open Innovation Lead, Bayer Crop Science
Ingrid Fung

Ingrid Fung

InvestorDirector of Enterprise Operations and Strategy, GreenLight
Adam Bergman

Adam Bergman

Managing Director, Clean Energy Transition Group & Global Head of AgTech Investment, Citi,
Brandon Day

Brandon Day

COO, The Yield Lab Institute
Tammy Platt

Tammy Platt, Ph.D.

Manager of Innovation Partnerships, Nestle Purina
Pat Morand

Pat Morand

President, Open Prairie
Erin Fitzgerald

Erin Fitzgerald

CEO, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers In Action (USFRA)
Sam Fiorello

Sam Fiorello

Chair of the External Advisory Board and CEO, Cortex Innovation Community
Rebecca Kauffman

Rebecca Kauffman

Vice President, Strategy + Engagement, AgLaunch
Kenneth Zuckerberg

Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg

Lead Analyst & Senior Economist, CoBank,

Agenda & Sessions

Join a gathering of players who are shaping the future of food