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The challenges facing agriculture are complex and multifaceted. Solving them requires bold curiosity to ask critical questions from a different perspective and courage to break down academic and research barriers and engage experts across disciplines in the pursuit of innovation.

What does this innovation look like? Increasing yields, creating new varieties, extending growing seasons, enhancing agricultural and environmental sustainability, and producing new and improved technology. What is the goal? Preparing farms to keep pace with a fast-moving future to help ensure a healthier, well-fed world.

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