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The NYC Agriculture Collective and Thought For Food Foundation have joined forces to launch the 7th Annual NYC AgTech Week and the First-Annual Generation Fest.


June 15 2022 – New York and Switzerland
– NYC AgTech Week 2022 will take place September 26 to October 1st 2022 across New York City, bringing together a multidisciplinary, international audience for a week of virtual panels, farm tours, and networking events across the 5 boroughs of NYC: showcasing the urban farming ecosystem and providing an equitable, insightful, and valuable look into the state of AgTech today. NYC AgTech Week is notable for being the only AgTech Conference that is produced and organized by the pioneers of the industry themselves.

This year, NYC AgTech Week’s unique hybrid programming of virtual panels and in-person farm tours will culminate on September 30th with the launch of the first-annual Generation Fest, presented by non-profit organization Thought For Food (TFF) and The NYC Agriculture Collective.

Generation Fest is a one day summit that builds on TFF’s previous events which have taken place around the world in cities like Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and Kuala Lumpur. Generation Fest will unite some of the world’s most visionary and cutting-edge innovators from the interconnected realms of entrepreneurship, science, technology, design, and creativity for an experiential and immersive program focused on co-creating a more inclusive and abundant food future for all.

The NYC Agriculture Collective and Thought For Food Foundation are delighted to be producing NYC AgTech Week and Generation Fest in partnership with Climate Week NYC; highlighting the role agriculture and food equity play in building a sustainable climate future.

More details regarding the program and tickets will be announced soon.

The NYC Agriculture Collective is an NYC-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and producer of NYC AgTech Week. The NYC Agriculture Collective is dedicated to the sustainable development of urban agriculture, food equity, and education, while supporting the growth of the vibrant community of people who practice it throughout NYC. Their testimony and expertise has contributed to the creation of the Office of Sustainability in the NYC Mayor’s Office, the passing of Bill 1661-A, the Green Roofs Act, Office of the Queens Borough President Project Cultivate  and Mayor Eric Adams New Agrarian Economy Report.

Thought For Food, a globally-operating 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization and producer of Generation Fest, is the world’s next-generation innovation engine for food and agriculture. Powered by a global community of 30,000+ innovators and entrepreneurs from 180+ countries, TFF generates and scales breakthrough business ventures that build sustainable, inclusive, and resilient food systems. TFF’s comprehensive suite of next-gen innovation programs include the TFF Challenge®️, the world’s largest, most-diverse, and impact-focused agri-food-tech challenge; the TFF Academy™, a startup accelerator that takes promising startup teams to the next level; and the TFF Summit/ Generation Fest, a global event focused on elevating the people and solutions that will remake our world. In eight years, TFF has helped to launch 70+ startups which have raised hundreds of millions of dollars and reached 1m+ smallholder farmers. TFF’s partners include leading organizations like DSM, Danone, Cargill, Google, The United Nations, and The Rockefeller Foundation. Find out more about Thought For Food®️ at https://thoughtforfood.org/.

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