The talent that drives our food system has to be technically skilled and adaptive to evolving technology. And we need to ensure growers and tech developers have seamless communication and access to each other too.
Investing in workforce development presents a huge opportunity to not only build skills that will make our food system more sustainable and resilient, but also to attract more people to the industry and power the economy.
CityAge and EMILI explored how we can foster this new workforce, retrain our current talent and drive economic growth, with a group of world-leading experts.
Anchor Welcome & Introduction
Fireside Chat: Diversity in the Ag Workforce
March 8 is International Women’s Day. How can we ensure that women, and other historically underrepresented groups, are given more leadership positions in the agriculture industry?
11:45 am Panel: Training the Future
Farmers in 2050 will need a very different skill set than those who came before them. As automation and other advances in tech transform agriculture, growers will need robust digital skills. In the midst of a worker shortage, how can we attract, train, and retain the right talent?
12:30 pm Panel: Tech + Humans: How to do it Right
Automation is transforming the farm. How should tech companies, policymakers, and investors be approaching automation? How can we ensure that the technology amplifies the work of humans on the farm?