NextGen Expo 2016

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! All ages from are welcome to enjoy a unique day at the farm. Lessons in technology, software, mechanical engineering, botany, aquatic ecology and more are explored by attendees.

NextGen Expo is held the day prior to competitions at Gerrish Farms in Rockville, Indiana. Volunteer guided tours are available at the top of each hour, lasting 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 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.


PeeDee Precision explain their unique design of their autonomous machine, ‘The Cricket’, at NextGen Expo 2016.

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