FFAR Project Kickoff November Workshops

As part of the project “Insertion of Small Farmers into Technology-enabled, Rapid-response Fresh Food Supply Chains” sponsored by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) we will be holding a two day event in order to serve the following objectives:

  • Present the project vision and objectives.
  • Outreach to the agricultural business community (small to medium sized growers).
  • Present the initial set of products and benefits that will come from the project.
  • Discuss about current issues related to planning and marketing of fresh produce, and how they can be approached.
  • Generate a collaboration network to work on these issues.

Below is the agenda for the two day event.

Monday November 18th

Location: SkySong. 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 Global Conference Room #201

8:30 – 9:00: Coffee and Reception       

9:00 – 10:00: Introduction and Project Vision  

10:00 – 10:30: Supply Side Workshop

10:30 – 10:45: Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30: Market Intelligence Workshop

11:30 – 12:00: Automated Platforms

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

OPEN  PUBLIC/GROWERS SESSION:

1:00 – 2:00: Open discussion with growers to get feedback/brainstorming

2:00 – 2:15: General Vision

2:15 – 2:30: General FFAR Vision

2:30 – 3:30: 15-minute Presentations:

  • Visualization
  • Market Intelligence
  • Models
  • Supply-side logistics issues

3:30 – 4:30: 15-minute Presentations:

  • Model Inputs and Parameters –
  • Quick Results
  • New Mexico Case Study
  • Activities to be done

4:30: Closure

Tuesday November 19th

Location: Brickyard Engineering, 699 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281 Room #420

9:00 – 10:00 Yields and Agronomic Potential

10:00 – 11:00 Demand Side and Shared Economies

11:00 – 11:15: Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00 Planning Tools

12:00 – 1:00 Development strategies for the project

NOTE: In order to attend this event you must first RSVP, please reach out to jromano7@asu.edu for an invitation. 

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Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
P.O. Box 9309 | Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ 85287-9309
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