NextGen Expo 2017
During the NextGen Expo attendees can engage with interactive exhibits from leading sponsors and participating universities, explore the farm, meet the innovative teams and see technology coming to agriculture! Last year hundreds of youth from elementary to high school came to enjoy a unique day at the farm. Lessons in technology, software, mechanical engineering, botany, aquatic ecology and more were explored by attendees.
NextGen Expo will be from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Friday June 23rd at Gerrish Farms in Rockville, Indiana. All are welcome to explore the exhibits and meet the teams at their leisure. Volunteer guided tours will be available at the top of each hour, starting at 10:00am and will last between 30 – 45 minutes. During the tours attendees will learn more about the host organizations, sponsor groups, exhibitors, teams and universities.
Admission to NextGen Expo 2017 is free with pre-registration online. Food vendors will be available, but groups may also bring food and non-alcoholic drinks onto the grounds. Free parking is available to all.
Members of the University of Regina team, Sam Dietrich, Josh Friedrick, Dean Kertai and Caleb Friedrick teach youth about their innovative software and machine abilities at NextGen Expo 2016.
Youth groups of all ages and educators experience hands on learning about aquaculture systems on a farm from Dr. Gretchen Gerrish, Professor of Biology at University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, at NextGen Expo 2016.