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BANR Meeting on New Technologies for Agriculture Production and Research

Board Meeting
1:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
December 6, 2016
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Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

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Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR)
National Academy of Sciences Building
Washington, DC

DECEMBER 6, 2016

1:00 p.m. Welcome
- Chuck Rice, BANR Chairman

Session I High-Tech Innovations for Agriculture

1:10 p.m. A Vision of New Science and Technology Applications for Agriculture
- John Hamer, Investment Director, Monsanto Growth Ventures

2:00 p.m. Presentations

Robotics Tools for Agriculture
- Jorge Heraud, CEO, Blue River Technology

High Performance Lighting for Plant and Animal Production
- Wouter Soer, Senior R&D Manager, LumiLEDS (via WebEx)

Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality in Animal Production
- Vitaliy Goncharuk, CEO, Augmented Pixels

3:20 p.m. Break

Session 2 Research Tools for Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change

3:40 p.m. Presentations

Cyberphysical Sensing Networks for Soil and Agriculture
- Supratik Guha, Director, Center for Nanoscale Materials and Nanoscience and Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, and Professor, Institute of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

Humans as Remote Sensor Contributors to a Discovery Engine that Fuses Disparate Data Sources to Dynamically Monitor Soil Health and Agricultural Ecosystems
- Ken Spedden, Founder, Innovative Solutions Consortium

Satellite Observations of Groundwater Depletion and Freshwater Availability
- Jay Famiglietti, Professor of Earth Science, University of California, Irvine and Chief Water Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (via WebEx)

4:55 p.m. Final Comments
- Chuck Rice, BANR Chairman

5:00 p.m. Adjourn