Driving extraordinary progress among smart farming technology vendors and the channel companies that bring their solutions to growers, producers and operators.


250 guests will be hosted to the inaugural event, including:

  • National & Regional Equipment Dealers
  • Local Independent Dealers
  • Precision Agriculture Consultants
  • Farmland & Farm Management Consultants
  • Water, Irrigation & Energy Consultants
  • Retail & Marketing Consultants
  • Input & Seed Dealers & Cooperatives
  • Crop & Input Consultants
  • Veterinary Consultants
  • Animal Agriculture Consultants
  • Safety Consultants

Hosting benefits include flights, hotel accommodations, complimentary registration and meals. Hosted guests agree to attend the event from start to finish and follow a detailed itinerary of presentations and meetings, custom developed to meet their needs.


Top Reasons to Sponsor

  • Dive deep with top channel companies and learn how to win their business and sell through
  • Establish sales relationships with innovative consulting-specifiers, dealers and integrators.
  • Present with impact to top companies in a high-quality setting at a strategic moment.
  • Get feedback from top dealers and consultants on new and under-development products and programs.
  • Break through with tough to reach decision-makers
  • Initiate sales follow-through in an orderly, trackable, high-quality way with the biggest and best builders.


The Summit’s efficient 48-hour agenda is packed with purpose and productivity. Session topics to come.


Start Time

End Time


Day 1

3:30 PM

5:00 PM

Opening Roundtable

Day 1

5:15 PM

6:15 PM

Keynote Presentation

Day 1

6:15 PM

7:30 PM

Connections Reception

Day 2

8:00 AM

9:15 AM

Breakfast General Session

Day 2

9:25 AM

12:15 PM

Boardroom Presentations

Day 2

12:15 PM

12:30 PM


Day 2

12:30 PM

1:45 PM

Lunch General Session

Day 2

1:45 PM

6:00 PM

Exhibits with one-on-ones

Day 3

7:45 AM

9:00 AM

Breakfast General Session

Day 3

9:10 AM

12:00 PM

Boardroom Presentations

Day 3

12:00 PM

3:00 PM

Exhibits with one-on-ones

Focused tracks of content for

  • Row Crops
  • Specialty Crops
  • Dairy
  • Livestock


The Summit will feature 150 sponsoring companies including leading manufacturers and service providers serving the entire Smart Farming marketplace. Sponsor Categories:

Precision Agriculture

  • Field Monitoring
  • Pest Management
  • Soil Management
  • Imaging & Analytics
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Digital Marketplaces
  • Crop Management Systems
  • Farm Management Systems

Water & Irrigation Data Systems

  • Precision Irrigation
  • Water Management Systems
  • Drip Irrigation Systems
  • Storage, Runoff & Treatment

Animal Agriculture & Veterinary Services

  • RFID
  • Biometric Systems
  • GIS & GPS Systems
  • Satellite, Aerial & Drone Systems
  • Regenerative Ag Systems
  • Nutrition Management Systems
  • Fertility Systems
  • Dairy Systems
  • Animal Health Systems
  • Pharmaceutical Systems for Livestock

Farm Management & Land Management Systems

  • Accounting
  • Labor Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Trading Systems
  • Land Management Systems
  • Security & Safety Systems

Inputs & Input Systems

  • Seeds, Traits & Hybrid Systems
  • Fertilizer Systems
  • Pest Management
  • Crop Nutrients
  • Crop Protection
  • Organic Systems

Horticulture, Greenhouse & Indoor Farming

  • Building Systems
  • Environmental & Water Systems
  • Monitoring Systems

Supply Chain IOT Food & Agriculture

  • Incident/Risk Management Systems
  • Connected Transportation and Storage
    • RFID
    • Blockchain
    • Refrigeration Monitoring
    • Storage Systems
  • Consumer Transparency
    • Post-Harvest/Slaughter Tracing
    • Ingredient & Additive Monitoring
    • Animal Health Monitoring
  • In-Field Packaging Systems

Data Management & Metrics

  • Blockchain
  • AI
  • Integration of Data Across Smart Farming
  • Telematics

Rural Energy Systems

  • Land Management & Development for Energy Installations
  • Renewable Energy Management Systems and Services
  • Solar Panels
  • Wind Turbines
  • Energy Storage

Rural Innovator Event Series

Rural Innovation is a multifaceted challenge, requiring government policy and program evolution and the development of specifier and trade channel expertise and capacity to spearhead applications for end markets.

To tackle the different challenges and opportunities, AE Ventures is developing an annual event series which will give each discrete segment of rural innovation necessary focus and immersion while tracking toward big picture progress. The Lineup:

1. Rural Innovator Smart Farming Channel Summit – Launching Q2 2022
2. Rural Innovator Policy Leader Summit – Launching 2022
3. Rural Innovator Connected Communities Channel Summit – Launching 2023

Proven Hosted Event Model

  • Rural Innovator events use AE Ventures’ time-tested hosted event concept that ensures attendance of VIPs.
  • VIP guests are hosted at no cost—flights, hotel, meals and registration are all covered.
  • Hosted guests agree to follow a detailed itinerary of presentations and meetings, custom developed to meet their needs.
  • Sponsors get scheduled, guaranteed presentations and meetings with VIP guests.
  • Digital events, guides, research and proof of performance content reinforce event interactions and provide a year-round information resource and forum for progress.

Interested in sponsoring?

Contact Ray Bianchi



Interested in being hosted?

Donna Kent