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AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb To Lead CEO Keynote Presentation At Las Vegas 2022 Indoor Ag-Con

Press Release — AppHarvest Founder and CEO Jonathan Webb will lead the Indoor Ag-Con keynote presentation, “How Tech In Farming Can Build A Resilient Food System,” on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 11:00 am – 11:50 am. A headliner occasion on the February 28 – March 1, 2022 version of the commerce present and convention for the indoor|vertical farming business at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Webb’s dialogue will concentrate on what must be completed to actually repair the world’s meals system. And that, in line with Webb, is the Farm of the Future, which he’s creating at AppHarvest by investing in robotics, synthetic intelligence and tele-operation, whereas creating the kinds of applied sciences that have been required for Amazon to remodel retail.

Themed “Growing Your Business,” Indoor Ag-Con will give attendees the chance to discover new assets on the expo ground and listen to from Webb, different CEOs, thought leaders and business specialists from at the moment’s cutting-edge farms and different modern corporations.

During his keynote presentation, Webb will dive deep into what new applied sciences can ship high quality produce with protected, extra environment friendly rising strategies– which is sweet for all stakeholders — and the way AppHarvest’s AI and robotic expertise permits the corporate to make data-driven choices on plant well being, productiveness and higher predict crop yield.

Webb will even focus on how AppHarvest is bringing these applied sciences to market with its TechCo enterprise, which is anticipated to serve the whole controlled setting agriculture sector.

Jonathan Webb is the Founder & CEO of AppHarvest, a sustainable meals firm creating and working a few of the world’s largest high-tech indoor farms to construct an environment friendly meals system.

Before founding AppHarvest, he spent years creating large photo voltaic initiatives for the U.S. Department of Defense. During this time, Webb discovered concerning the Netherlands’ fashionable, tech-forward system of hydroponic agriculture. This analysis, coupled with studies that international meals manufacturing would wish to just about double by 2050 and information of increasing drought and wildfire throughout the nation, led him to appreciate that the American meals system required change – quick.

He returned dwelling to Kentucky to begin AppHarvest. Jonathan knew that, by harnessing the perfect of nature’s capabilities with future-forward expertise to develop scrumptious produce at scale, we might deal with systemic provide chain points whereas additionally advocating for contemporary strategies of sustainable farming. He additionally knew that AppHarvest might cut back environmentally expensive diesel emissions incurred in the course of the transport course of by finding nearer to shoppers, all whereas delivering extra reliably contemporary and nutritious vegetables and fruit.

Learn extra about Jonathan Webb and his Indoor Ag-Con keynote session right here.

“Jonathan Webb’s imaginative and prescient for the way forward for agriculture and the steps he’s taking with AppHarvest to get there are inspiring and thrilling, “ says Brian Sullivan, companion/proprietor, Indoor Ag-Con LLC .”We are thrilled to have him be part of the Indoor Ag-Con keynote stage in February and know our viewers shall be keen to listen to from him.”


Webb’s presentation joins the Indoor Ag-Con 2022 CEO keynote line-up, which additionally contains the opening morning kick-off session with Steve Platt, CEO, BrilliantFarms and Steven Bradley, VP, Cox Cleantech, Cox Enterprises. Look for added bulletins coming quickly on different headliner keynote displays deliberate for the February version. The 2022 convention will even embody a full roster of panel discussions providing a deep dive into three core tracks – Grower, Business & Technology.

Attendees will discover extra new initiatives and present highlights to discover in February, together with:


New for 2022, Indoor Ag-Con will co-locate with the National Grocers Association (NGA) Show, the main commerce present and convention for impartial grocers, providing much more networking and enterprise alternatives for attendees and exhibitors alike. The NGA Show and Indoor Ag-Con guests may have entry to all displays, and reductions shall be out there for cross-over instructional occasion attendance. Look for extra particulars and different joint networking alternatives coming quickly.


2022 will even welcome the most important expo ground but for Indoor Ag-Con. From irrigation and LED lighting to environmental management methods, substrates, greenhouse tools, power options, enterprise companies and extra, attendees may have the prospect to see the most recent introductions and improvements from a few of the largest names within the enterprise, in addition to rising leaders.


Exhibitors and attendees can take pleasure in complimentary luncheons on the present ground every day, a present ground cocktail reception, breakout classes, networking alternatives with NGA Show attendees and different alternatives to reconnect with buddies and meet new enterprise companions.


WHEN: Monday, Feb. 28 – Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022

WHERE: Caesars Forum, 3911 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89101

INFO: For data on exhibiting or attending go to www.indoor.ag