Emergent Tech and the Near-Future of Agriculture Supply Chains
July 25-27, 2018
The Dutchess - A secret hotel and farm in the Hudson Valley - Rhinebeck, NY. The majority cost of this event is covered by MegaFood and other sponsors. We only ask for a $350 confirmation fee to secure your spot. Food and lodging is included.
Hosts: MegaFood Blue, Producers Market, Regen Network and more
Big Brands, Small Farmers & Blockchain Startups
Traditional agriculture distribution is stacked against the people who grow and buy our food. With blockchain, all that is poised to change. In the very near future, supply chains will be decentralized and transparent. What does this mean for larger buyers? How will this affect business as usual? Who will benefit by leveraging these changes to sequester carbon and regenerate soil? Come to SmartFarms and help us figure it out!
Where is this new technology taking agriculture, and how will brands connect directly with farms? This is the key idea we want to explore. A sea-change is coming that will incentivize and scale small farmer networks. As big brands, it is our responsibility to steward this change to ensure farming is becomes ecological again.
Support small farmers, and see the future before everyone else does. SmartFarms will paint a clear picture of how blockchain technology is influencing the agriculture supply chain, and will help brands connect with and understand this new technology, while helping startups build relationships and learn their customer's pain-points.
Participation is thoughtfully curated and invitation only. The group is comprised of those creating serious impact within this unique space. This is a chance to gather with peers, dive deep and discover a new understanding. Everything is taken care of for us; from food to experience design. The flow of our time together is designed to facilitate the highest level and deepest conversations and connections with self, environment, topic and each other.
- Arrival - Wednesday July 25th - before 2pm
- Departure - Friday July 27th - Evening
- Food and lodging are included. Transportation to the event is not included.
- Pack a swimsuit
What to expect
- Salon-style immersive conversations
- Fresh harvested farm meals
- Yoga, Zazen and Wellness
- Sauna and Hot tubs
- Unique settings and experiences...
Two aspects distinguish this event
This is not a conference where business leaders serve as magnets to draw other attendees. This time is for us. It will be an intimate group setting (between 20-30 participants) set it in a beautiful secluded farm in the Hudson River Valley.
You have been selected for both your interest in the topic and your unique position of influence. We will enrich our personal perspectives and expand our awareness of the implications of our work on a global scale and our role in such a shift.
Who Should Attend?
Smart Farms is a private, invite-only event. We have curated a small group of visionary leaders who are actively transforming agriculture through technologies such as blockchain. Are you passionate about soil conservation, sustainable farming and technology and have a proven track record of making great things happen? If so, you should be here.
You'll join in the company of farmers, founders and executives from:
MegaFood: produces vitamins and supplements made with real, natural, whole foods. We're a proud B Corp committed to transparency and activism.
Producers Market: Working with world class producers to market their outputs directly to wholesale buyers around the world.
Regen Network: A global community and platform focused on ecological monitoring and regeneration.
Habitas: A global community. We build and activate spaces around the world, hotels in extraordinary destinations and clubhouses in the cities we live and work.
Huxley.io: The Worlds First Augmented Operating System. And This Is Just The Beginning.
Ben & Jerry's: Operates on a three-part mission that aims to create linked prosperity for everyone that’s connected to our business: suppliers, employees, farmers, franchisees, customers, and neighbors alike.
Annie's Organics: Delicious and nourishing foods that are good for the planet, too.
Stonyfield Farms: We began as an organic farming school before we became yogurt makers. 35 years later, our mission is still healthy.
Danone: a world leading food company built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, Advanced Medical Nutrition.
Natural Grocers: valued community grocery store providing organic produce, dietary vitamins and supplements, body care and free nutrition education.
Good Spread: Lifesaving, Organic Peanut Butter. For every jar sold, we provide a treatment of therapeutic peanut butter to a malnourished child.