The NextFarm Ag Innovation Accelerator, the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, and the Mid-South School of Advanced Agricultural Lending are coming together to host an agricultural symposium. The title of this event is "Innovating for Profit: Building Rural Businesses from the Ground Up." Features of this symposium will include:

Speaker: Bryan Huddleston, President and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council

Pitch Presentation from NextFarm Ag Innovation Accelerator Company: Fertility Focus

Pitch from NextFarm Ag Innovation Accelerator Company: AgSmarts

Regional Ag-Based Business Leaders Panel Discussion--"Speaking with Experience: From the Ground Up to Forecasting the Future of Rural Businesses" Panel: Jimmy Tosh, Kelley Powers, Chuck Doss, M.J. Anderson, and Neil Mylet

Innovation Lunch--Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Millhorn, Executive Vice President of the University of Tennessee System and President of the UT Research Foundation

The "Innovating for Profit" symposium will be held on September 17, 2014 in the Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us for an informative discussion of the principles of rural entrepreneurship and the future of rural business growth.