The Organic Center is collaborating with the USDA ERS and Purdue University on a virtual conference series examining agricultural technology (AgTech) in organic. The conferences will examine potential opportunities for technology to support the organic sector, pitfalls when it comes to access and equity in AgTech, historical and current examples of AgTech exacerbating the pre-existing structures of racism in the food system, and methods for analyzing AgTech’s fit within organic ideals.
Organic Confluences Conference: Equity and Access in AgTech
Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022
Time: 9 am – 2:30pm PT / 12pm – 5:30pm ET
Following the conferences, we will be hosting a hackathon, in collaboration with the Gathering for Open Ag Technology (GOAT), which will take place virtually Feb 24-26, 2022, along with an in-person team at the MOSES annual meeting in La Crosse, WI. If you're interested in joining us at the hackathon you can learn more here: https://www.organic-center.org/hackorganic
To learn more about organic and AgTech, please visit https://www.organic-center.org/AgTech