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Otter, state Ag and Commerce to host ‘Agritech Summit’ Tuesday, invite participants

Getting Idaho’s agriculture, technology and research sectors together to learn from each other and explore ways to accelerate agricultural technology in the state is the goal of the “Governor’s Agritech Summit,” which will be held Tuesday in Boise at the Boise Center. It’ll be hosted by Gov. Butch Otter and the state departments of agriculture and commerce, and promises to display “the future of farming and ranching.”

“We’ve come a long way since they started putting lights on tractors in the 1930s, and Idaho has always been in the thick of it,” Otter said. “Through this summit, we want to learn where new opportunities exist, where research is headed, and where technology can add value in the production process.”

Participants will help identify agriculture-related issues needing creative solutions and existing technology competencies that could apply to agriculture. The event will run from 1-4 p.m., with a networking session following from 4-5 p.m.; registration is $35, and can be completed online here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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