What We Learned: A Recap of the 12th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase

Larta Institute
October 13, 2020

Welcome to the FINAL EPISODE of our special 10-part Ag Showcase Series:

Join our guests, Rohit Shukla and Naveen Sikka, as we revisit the 12th Annual Ag Innovation Showcase. We’ll take a look back at some of the best moments our first fully virtual event, particularly relating to the three major themes: developing climate-smart agriculture, building nutrient-dense food systems, and addressing concerns on the health of farms and farmers.

About our guests:

Rohit Shukla

Rohit is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Larta Institute, the curators of the Ag Innovation Showcase, and an internationally-recognized technology accelerator founded in 1993 with the mission to transform ideas into enterprises that feed, fuel, and heal the world. To date, Larta has assisted more than 10,000 companies in commercializing innovations in science and technology, particularly in agriculture and the life sciences.

Naveen Sikka

Naveen is the founder and CEO of TerViva, a Series-D agriculture technology company that is building the world’s most sustainable supply chain of plant protein and vegetable oil. Under his leadership, TerViva has unlocked pongamia’s potential as a climate-friendly, nutritional powerhouse for feeding the world’s rising population. TerViva is a Larta portfolio company and AIS alum. Formed in 2010, TerViva is an agricultural technology company that produces pongamia trees with abundant protein- and oil-rich seeds similar to soybeans. They provide patented high-yielding trees to growers and offer proprietary bean processing to create sustainable food ingredients. TerViva uses pongamia to restore degraded farmland to productive use. They are dedicated to helping growers feed people while taking care of the planet. 

About our hosts:

We’re honored to have as special co-hosts Rodger Wasson of Farm to Table Talk and Michael Reid Dimock of Flipping the Table, veteran agriculture podcasters. The series will highlight conversations that will connect you to key innovators and thought leaders in food and agriculture.

The Ag Innovation Showcase is created and organized by Larta Institute. Learn more at www.agshowcase.com.

This series was made possible through the sponsorship of OCP America, the US subsidiary of the OCP Group, a global leader in plant nutrition and soil fertility solutions.

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