Amanda Ramcharan has dedicated her graduate studies to researching and studying farm systems in order to understand the conditions in which they thrive. Early on, she realized that she could use her fascination with technological tools and gadgets to help her better understand how farms can use technology to help assess and solve problems that arise in this system.
The 2018 Farm Bill is the most consequential legislation on food and agriculture in the United States. It was recently signed into law, and many Refresh Working Group members have been weighing in on how it will impact the nation’s food system for the next 5 years.
Jimmy Wright, owner of the independent grocery store Wright’s Market in Opelika, Alabama, learned the ins and outs of the grocery business at an early age.
We recently hosted a launch event in Chicago where we were joined by former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who worked at the USDA during a dynamic time for technology in agriculture.
AI is not the stuff of science fiction. It is often used very loosely to refer to technologies with the capability of processing and making sense of massive volumes of data, many of which (Internet search, email spam filters) we’re already using regularly.
Last week, The Refresh Working Group was honored to host former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for a fireside chat and panel discussion with working group members Don Bustos of Santa Cruz Farms, Ankita Raturi of USDA, and Ali Lange of Google.
Mark your calendars! On December 5th at 5:30 PM CST, the Refresh Working Group will host a live stream conversation on food and tech featuring former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and members of the Refresh Working Group.
Emerging technologies are transforming how we produce, distribute, and consume what we eat by bringing food to people instead of bringing people to food.
In anticipation of the Refresh: Food + Tech launch on December 5, we’re excited to share this piece from former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Danielle Nierenberg, Refresh Working Group member and president of Food Tank.
It’s almost Thanksgiving and we want to rethink how we make our decisions around food. Learn about how algorithms are helping to redistribute food in more equitable and efficient ways.