Subcommittee Hearings

Restoring Rural America: How Agritech is Revitalizing the Heartland



The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade will meet for a hearing titled, “Restoring Rural America: How Agritech is Revitalizing the Heartland.”  The hearing will take place at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building

This hearing will continue the Committee’s examination of the rapidly developing agricultural technology (agritech) industry.  In October 2017, the Subcommittee hearing titled, “High-Tech Agriculture: Small Firms on the Frontier of Agribusiness,” highlighted the role of small businesses and the perspective of small family farmers.  Subcommittee Members will hear from institutions driving agritech entrepreneurship and innovation activity, which has spurred rural revitalization.

Attachments 
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo
4. Opening Statement

Witnesses
Mr. Kevin Kimle
Director
Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Sam J. Fiorello
Chief Operating Officer
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
St. Louis, MO
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Pete Nelson
President, AgLaunch
Vice President, Ag Innovation
Memphis Bioworks Foundation
Memphis, TN
Testimony
Disclosure

Michael Fernandez, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Food Institute
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Testimony
Disclosure