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, Sunworld, WGA, Yamaha Motor Ventures, Elanco, 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.

past events

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


August 20th, 2020

Farming Our Way to a Sustainable Future

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


July 23rd, 2020

Solving Systemic Food Insecurity

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

June 25th, 2020

The Future of the Food Supply Chain

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

July 9th, 2020

Connecting the Physical & Digital to Transform Agriculture

Rob Painter, CEO – Trimble               

June 4th, 2020

USDA Innovation Imperative

Sonny Perdue, USDA Secretary of Agriculture

May 7th, 2020

Current Challenges & Future Opportunities in the Era of COVID

Neal Gutterson, CTO – Corteva

March 25th, 2020

2020 THRIVE TOP50 Livestream

John Hartnett, Founder & CEO SVG Ventures-THRIVE