The Smart Farming Conference took place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, in Venlo, The Netherlands.
The conference was part of a two-day agri-food event (June 28-29, 2017) that included 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:
- 3D FoodPrinting Conference (June 28, 2017)
- Vertical Farming Conference (June 28, 2017)
- Healthy Nutrition Conference, (June 29 2017)
- Smart Farming Conference (June 29, 2017)
- Smart Food Farming Expo (June 28-29, 2017)
The event brought together over 300 attendees and speakers, who shared their opinions and views on the latest developments in 3D food printing, vertical farming, smart farming and healthy nutrition.
Scope: After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming, smart farming. Precision agriculture has been an evolving reality for some time, but It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data, but also to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.
What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.
- Available technologies for Farming 4.0 (drones (Air / Land), sensors /sensor network, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, etc)
- Precision agriculture
- How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to farmer 4.0)
- Cooperation / Sharing Information
- Plant and crop science for improved resource-use efficiency (water, nutrients, waste)
- Investment in research and development by growers and industry groups
- Economic, business and social issues
- Legal and Regulatory issues
- Cross disciplinary themes
Who should attend the next edition?
Farmers | Growers | Agricultural industry | Technology suppliers (corporate, start-up) | System integrators | Governmental bodies (Local, Regional, National) | Project developers | Finance / Consulting | Logistics suppliers | anyone interested in smart farming