EVENT: Agricultural Technology Fair

CITRIS 2nd Annual Agricultural Technology Fair

CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, and University Extension are proud to invite you to the 2nd Annual CITRIS Agricultural Technology Fair on March 8, 2017. This event takes place during UC Merced’s Research Week, a celebration of the significant and innovative work being conducted at the university.

CITRIS is focused on translating ideas into real-world applications in the many sectors that affect the lives of all Californians, from data analytics, to renewable energy and smart transportation, to new discoveries in water information management. It is our belief that this showcase of emerging technologies, backed by cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial innovation, will place the San Joaquin Valley on the map as a place for new ideas and a transformative impact in the agricultural technology sector.

We look forward to working with you as we expand the impact of world class research in the San Joaquin Valley.

Ag Tech Fair Schedule

 

     

 

 

08:30 - 09:00

Event Registration and Coffee & Tea Mixer

 

09:00 - 09:15

Introductory Remarks

 

 

 
 

Dr. Joshua Viers

CITRIS Director, University of California Merced

 

 

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote Address

 

 

 
 

Ron Zink, J.D.

Former Director of Mobile Applications at John Deere

 

 

09:45 - 10:00

Break

 

 

 

10:00 - 11:15

Panel 1 - Robotics in Ag Tech

 

 

 
 

Dr. Ken Goldberg

University of California Berkeley

 

 
 

Dr. Stavros G. Vougioukas

University of California Davis

 

 
 

David Doll

University of California, Ag & Natural Resources

 

 
 

Questions & Discussion

 

 

 

11:30 - 12:00

The Future of Ag Tech Research at UC Merced

 

 

Dean Mark Matsumoto

School of Engineering, University of California Merced

 

 

12:00 - 13:15

Networking Lunch

 

 

 

13:15 - 13:35

UC Venture Lab & UC Drone Safety Center Updates

 

 

Dr. Peter Schuerman

AVC for Research & Economic Development, University of California Merced

 

 
 

Brandon Stark

Director of Center of Excellence on UAS Safety

 

 

13:35 - 14:50

Panel 2 - Big Data

 

 

 
 

Dr. Tapan Pathak

University of California Merced

 

 
 

Lance Donny

OnFarm

 

 
 

Megan Nunes

Vinsight

 

 

14:50 - 15:00

Closing Remarks

 

 

 
 

Roger Royse, J.D.

Royse Law

 

Special thanks to E&J Gallo Winery for their sponsorship!

Host / Series: 
CITRIS @ UC Merced
Location: 
University of California Merced, California Room
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm