Whether you are a resident, property owner, business owner or employee, you are invited to be a part of 39 North and join in a variety of activities with others from throughout the district.

AgTech NEXT  Now!

A series of FREE, interactive monthly webinars called that will feature conversations about Risks and Rewards in a Post COVID-19 World and the impact on the ag and food industry.

TUESDAY JUNE 9 FROM 12:00-12:30CT: COVID-19 IMPACTS ON THE FOOD SYSTEM

A conversation with AON Managing Director and SVP Chip Lerwick analyzing food supply chain weaknesses and implications for consumers, producers, workers, and livestock. What are the most promising business continuity management strategies? Moderated by Tom Laurita, Director of Entrepreneurship, Danforth Center.

TUESDAY JULY 14 FROM 12-12:30 CDT: AGTECH INNOVATIONS IN THE POST COVID-19 WORLD

Insights from agri-food thought leader and author Mary Shelman about the “new normal”.  How will our collective COVID-19 experience affect and interact with existing disrupters like changing customer values, climate change, new Ag technologies? Moderated by Claire Kinlaw, Director Innovation Commercialization, Danforth Center.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 12:00-12:30 PM CDT: ACCELERATED TRENDS IN FOOD AND AG

A conversation with Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo’s chief agriculture economist about how crises accelerate existing economic and industry trends. Innovations that would have taken 3-5 years for significant customer adoption may take only a year. What was envisioned over a decade appears in a few years. What are the key trends that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated in the food and ag industry?

The webinar series is free but registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We are grateful to our Partners for their support of the AgTech NEXT Now! webinar series, 2020 Partners include Aon, Bayer Crop Science, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Thompson Coburn, Tech Accel, KWS, Alliance STL, Ameren Missouri, Benson Hill, Clayco, Lewis & Clark AgriFood, Missouri Technology Corporation, Open Prairie, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Posinelli, BioSTL, CoBank, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Wells Fargo and Ventas Wexford Science + Technology

VENTURE CAFE @39 NORTH

The Danforth Plant Science Center’s primary concern is and will always be the safety of our community, colleagues and guests.  In light of recent COVID-19 developments in the St. Louis region, the Danforth Center has cancelled all external events through April including Venture Cafe Night@39N. We are taking this step out of caution at a time of uncertainty about the extent of COVID-19 spread in the St. Louis region.

Instead of on-site meetings, Venture Cafe @ 39 North gatherings have gone virtual!  We are partnering with the global Venture Cafe community on virtual gatherings every Thursday.

Join us and participate!  Starting at 3PM you can check-in  Yes, this will update your visit count!

  1. Go go venturecafestl.org
  2. Click the Join Our Virtual Gathering Button
  3. You’ll be taken to the Venture Cafe landing page & FAQ
  4. If you don’t have Zoom you can download it there or here
  5. After you check-in, you’ll be brought to our Virtual Gathering page with the lineup of talks from STL and the broader Venture Café global network!