The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is holding a Crop Productivity Partnering Forum September 12 – 13, 2018 in St. Louis, MO and Iowa State University is set to take on a key role. The productivity forum brings industry partners together with universities looking to promote and advance agriculture related technologies. At time of publication, twelve industry partners will be among the attendees with sixteen of the world’s leading crop improvement universities.

The forum will highlight best practices for collaboration with industry, issues unique to germplasm sharing, precision agriculture and big data, and other key issues in agriculture. Iowa State University will moderate a session on smart farming technologies: highlighted speakers include Iowa State professor Michael Castellano, Michigan State University professor Bruno Basso and External Stakeholder Lead, The Climate Corporation, Dr. Frank Dohleman. More details about the Crop Productivity Partnering Forum can be found here. In addition, Iowa State technologies and germplasm varieties available for licensing will be featured at the event.  More information on these technologies can be found here: ISURF Crop Productivity technologies.

The meeting will follow the September 10 – 12 Ag Innovation Showcase held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.