Our world food production system is undergoing a dramatic shift towards sustainable food practices and increased food security. Space agriculture, and the technology it creates, could catalyze the development of high-yield crop production that requires less and less energy, providing farmers with the ability to create more with less.
At Space Ag Conference, we're going to discuss what it will take to accelerate innovation and move forward with the AgTech industry. And often, solving for challenges in Space can help solve challenges on earth.
Schools can attend the full-day conference that will energizing the Ag community around advanced agriculture technologies to elevate the future of the Agtech industry and space agriculture. Students grades 9-12 will...
- Receive seeds that have flown to the near edge of space.
- Plant in lunar soil
- Take part in a simulation flying drones to resupply a small experimental station on Mars.
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Location: Memorial Union, UND, Grand Forks, ND
Agenda: 9 am – 12 pm CT – Student Conference
12 pm – 5 pm CT – Main Event
Register on Eventbrite
Registration is waived for students and educators with PROMO code: STUDENT.
Space Ag – Detailed flyer (PDF)
About Grand Farm
The Grand Farm Education and Research Initiative, energized by Emerging Prairie, aims to accelerate research and innovation into technologies that will be present on the farm of the future – impacting North Dakota, the United States, and the world by solving challenges within the agriculture industry and developing new opportunities.