Farm To Fork: Technology, Food And The Future

Alltech International Symposium will address how information technology will affect food from the farm to the plate.

Published on: Mar 22, 2013

Advances in technology are going to play an ever-increasing role in changing food's journey from farm to plate.

From microchips that monitor the health of beef cattle to self-serve checkout lines at supermarkets, technology has modernized food's journey from farm to plate. During GLIMPSE 2020, the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington,  May 19-22, experts will share the next opportunities to utilize information technology for the benefit of farmers, businesses and consumers.

The Information Systems session will bring to light applications for advancements in information technology across industries, with speakers from companies including Kroger, Monsanto, Southern States, J.R. Simplot and Microsoft.  Presentations will address topics including digital signage, the next stage of self-checkout lines, automated farming systems, the use of technology to meet regulatory standards and transitioning to an era of mobility. Information Systems discussions include:

Alltech International Symposium will address how information technology will affect food from the farm to the plate
Alltech International Symposium will address how information technology will affect food from the farm to the plate

•Feeding the World One "Byte" at a Time
•The Digital Farmer
•The Plugged in Animal
•Cloud with a Silver Lining
•Food Safety and Traceability

"To feed 9 billion people in 2050, we will have to start doing things differently," said Tim Arthur, chairperson of the Information Systems session and chief information officer for Alltech. "This session will engage participants in discussions about how technology is going to change our industries. We will hear about how technology will help us improve production efficiencies and track our food, which will be important as we look to the heavy task of feeding a rapidly growing world."

An early registration for Alltech's 29th Annual International Symposium is available for $599 until April 15. After April 15, registration will be $850. Two paid registrations from a single company or organization will receive a third registration free of charge. Delegates who are members of ARPAS and AAVSB can also earn CEUs.

Attendees are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Of the nearly 3,000 international delegates who attended the 2012 Alltech International Symposium, 97% indicated that they plan to attend again.