This is Becoming a Habit: Scot Moderates a Panel at Chatham University

This is Becoming a Habit: Scot Moderates a Panel at Chatham University

Scot moderating panels is becoming a trend. But it’s not the kind of trend that you can profit from understanding.

On the other hand, we’ve heard a lot recently about a bankable trend - angel and venture capital investment are looking toward the midwest for businesses to invest in. In or around that trend, another pattern is quickly developing: agricultural technology (“agtech”) is surging in popularity.

Presented by Chatham University, Greenhouses for Everyone, Idea Foundry, and AgTech PGH, Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus hosted a panel on agtech last night, and it was filled with subject matter experts in education, agriculture and technology. The topics ranged from different kinds of production - including hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, aquaculture - to the skills and traits that workers will need to participate in the coming hiring surge in the agriculture and agtech sectors over the next ten years.

The Eden Hall Campus is breathtakingly beautiful and designed to be sustainable. There was a great turnout, and the time flew by. Meanwhile, if you know a talent agent that represents panel moderators, be sure to give Scot a shout - he’s got a side business forming here!

Left to right:  Roy Weitzell, Aquatic Laboratory Director, Chatham University; Scot MacTaggart, KRNLS; Samantha Johnson, Director of Aquaponics Programs, Commonwealth Charter Academy; Robert Mowery, Farmer, Technologist, Forever Heart Farm.  Not pictured:  Alice Julier, Director of the Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation, Chatham University

Left to right: Roy Weitzell, Aquatic Laboratory Director, Chatham University; Scot MacTaggart, KRNLS; Samantha Johnson, Director of Aquaponics Programs, Commonwealth Charter Academy; Robert Mowery, Farmer, Technologist, Forever Heart Farm. Not pictured: Alice Julier, Director of the Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation, Chatham University

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