The Mission of Rural Innovator is to spark dramatic productivity and quality of life improvements for rural America. Our events and online content will speed the implementation of next generation technology in the new Ubiquitous Broadband Era.

Smart Farming Summit

Launching Q1, 2022

Driving extraordinary progress among smart farming technology vendors and the consulting-specifiers, dealers, integrators and co-ops that bring their solutions to growers, producers and operators.

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

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The Moment for Rural Innovation

With broadband access fixes at last on the horizon, innovators across rural America are looking to apply technology to grow their economies, connect their communities and improve quality of life.

The obstacles? Lack of insight on the features and benefits of key applications, outdated government policies and programs and underdeveloped trade channels to deliver solutions. If rural America is to reap the gains technology offers, it is essential that these challenges be overcome. Leveraging AE Ventures' uniquely powerful hosted event model, we will drive deep, focused interactions between technology providers and key implementers to develop a shared vision, map out collaboration and accelerate implementation.

Our initial focus is on eight key application realms.

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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.

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