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Ag Tech's global trade challenge - insights from Grain Weevil's CEO
Nebraska Ag Connection - 09/22/2023

On Sept. 29, Chad Johnson, leader of Nebraska’s Grain Weevil, will highlight the challenges and shifts U.S. ag tech startups face due to global supply chains and trade dynamics, particularly with China.

This event, sponsored by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance, takes place from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Attendees can find it on the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons' second floor and enjoy breakfast.

Johnson's talk, “Securing the Supply Chain for Ag Tech Startups”, ties into the growing emphasis on supply chain in global trade discussions and the changing U.S.-China trade scene.

A bit about Grain Weevil: They're an Aurora-based firm making robots to enhance grain bin safety. The founders, UNL graduates Ben Johnson and Zane Zents, created these innovations. In his speech, Johnson will delve into how Grain Weevil, a company deeply intertwined with the global market, navigates these changing trade winds.

Behind the event's organization is Nolan Johnson, a UNL student and winner of the Steve Nelson Yeutter Institute International Trade Internship Award.

Johnson's background includes an internship at the Washington International Trade Association. This award, by the Nebraska Farm Bureau, honors Steve Nelson's commitment to global trade.

While Husker Trade Talks usually cater to UNL students, this one invites the wider public and stakeholders.

Those interested can register for the talk here.

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