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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.

Sam Fiorello

Sam Fiorello

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

Rebecca Kauffman

Vice President, Strategy + Engagement, AgLaunch
Anjie Sanford

Anjie Sanford

Manager, Inclusive Entrepreneurship Development, BioGenerator
Orlando Saez

Orlando Saez

CEO & Co-Founder, Aker Technologies
Kenneth Zuckerberg

Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg

Lead Analyst & Senior Economist, CoBank,
Erin Fitzgerald

Erin Fitzgerald

CEO, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers In Action (USFRA)
Pat Morand

Pat Morand

President, Open Prairie
Chip Lerwick

Chip Lerwick

Managing Director, SVP, Aon
Brandon Day

Brandon Day

COO, The Yield Lab Institute
Matt Plummer

Matt Plummer

Vice President, Lewis & Clark Agrifood
Andy Dearing

Andy Dearing

Geospatial Entrepreneur & President, Spatial STL Advisors
Adam Bergman

Adam Bergman

Managing Director, Clean Energy Transition Group & Global Head of AgTech Investment, Citi,
Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor, Ph.D.

Open Innovation Lead, Bayer Crop Science
Tammy Platt

Tammy Platt, Ph.D.

Manager of Innovation Partnerships, Nestle Purina
Ingrid Fung

Ingrid Fung

InvestorDirector of Enterprise Operations and Strategy, GreenLight
Carman Powell

Powell Carman

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Claire Kinlaw

Claire Kinlaw, Ph.D., MBA

Chief Scientific Officer, Zea Biosciences

Agenda & Sessions

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