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    January Luncheon | Adopting New Agriculture Technology to Enhance Farmland Revenue

    January 08, 2018
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Illini Center
    200 S. Wacker Drive, 4th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606
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    DESCRIPTION

    Please join us for the January 8th luncheon at the Illini Center where we will welcome Lucas Frye from Amber Agriculture, Chicago, IL to speak on Venturing in Agtech: perspectives from a young founder on launching in Illinois and addressing opportunities in value-added commodities.

    As the digitization of farm information becomes standard, learn how the connected world of software and sensors will help realize the returns of agtech investment for farmers.  Additionally, hear how quickly new ideas in agriculture are shaped in transforming the industry and being built with the help of Illinois’ and Chicago’s best institutions

    Speaker

    Lucas Frye is founder and CEO of Amber Agriculture, an agriculture technology company that is building new sensing and analytic technology for postharvest agriculture. He founded the company while at the University of Illinois and with his co-founder Joseph Varikooty.  Along their path of development, they have spent time building their product and company in Champaign, IL, Shenzhen, China and San Francisco, California; before settling into Chicago long term.  They were named best start-up for 2016 among thousands of companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  Lucas was raised on a farm in Havana, IL and is a 2015 graduate of the University of Illinois College of ACES.

    Tickets

    $40.00 Member Ticket
    $30.00 Earlybird rate before January 2

    $40.00 Spouse of Member Ticket
    $30.00 Earlybird rate before January 2

    $30.00 Young Professional Member Ticket
    $20.00 Earlybird rate before January 2

    $0.00 First Time Guest Accompanied by a Member Ticket

    $60.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before January 2

    $50.00 Young Professional Non-Member Ticket
    $40.00 Earlybird rate before January 2