THRIVE INNOVATION SERIES

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest in food supply
chain innovations, initiatives, challenges & trends.

In times of unprecedented disruption and change we can draw back or push forward to lend a helping hand. THRIVE has a premier network of some of the biggest names in the agrifood industry including partners such as Corteva, Driscoll’s, Taylor Farms, Trimble, Valmont, Land O’Lakes, PMA, Kubota, E&J Gallo, CSIRO, National Pork Board, Wilbur-Ellis, WGA, Yamaha Motor Ventures, Forbes, PMA, KFU, FCC, City of Salinas & more.

We have mobilized this network to help our community by keeping you up to date with the latest in food supply chain innovations, technologies, initiatives, challenges, and trends. Our THRIVE Innovation Series will provide you with access to key industry leaders & innovators through live interviews, panels, fireside chats & Q&A sessions.

upcoming events

April 14, 2021 @ 9:00am PDT

THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge Launch

June 30, 2021

Forbes | THRIVE Future of Food Summit

Details coming soon!

October 7th, 2021

THRIVE Global initiative | Europe Challenge

past events

March 18, 2021

The Future of Food

Frank Yiannas, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response

Scott Komar, Driscoll’s Senior Vice President of Global R&D
Nate Storey, Plenty’s Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Nate Storey


August 20, 2020

Farming Our Way to a Sustainable Future

Bob Reiter, Head of Crop Science R&D – Bayer


July 23, 2020

Solving Systemic Food Insecurity

Matt Barnard, CEO – Plenty
Nate Storey, CSO – Plenty

July 9, 2020

Connecting the Physical & Digital to Transform Agriculture

Rob Painter, CEO – Trimble               

June 25, 2020

The Future of the Food Supply Chain

Bill Even, CEO – National Pork Board
Joe Weber, EVP – Smithfield Foods

June 4, 2020

USDA Innovation Imperative

Sonny Perdue, USDA Secretary of Agriculture

May 7, 2020

Current Challenges & Future Opportunities in the Era of COVID

Neal Gutterson, CTO – Corteva

March 25, 2020

2020 THRIVE TOP50 Livestream

John Hartnett, Founder & CEO SVG Ventures-THRIVE