Innovation Mission: Florida Department of Agriculture

Opportunity for Israeli innovators, researchers and experts in Hemp Growing/Production & Ag Robotics/Drones/AI

November 16-19, 2020

Florida Department of Agriculture Innovation Mission:

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is committed to enhancing Florida agriculture through innovation and emerging technology.

Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried, established the Agriculture Innovations Workgroup for the purpose of identifying the main challenges for Florida growers, farmers, and supply chain partners, and examining cutting edge opportunities to solve these challenges.

FDACS recognizes the value in importing technology solutions that can keep Florida’s agricultural industry strong and competitive.

FDACS has partnered with FIBA to identify and feature 10 Israeli innovators/researchers/experts in two areas (5 in each area):


1) Robotics/Drones/AI

  • For labor reduction
  • For precision agriculture

2) Hemp

  • Science behind growing and harvesting hemp (breeding/genetics, testing/quality control, nutrients, water, etc.)
  • Hemp market (potential uses), and hemp production

Why you should apply:

  • Exclusive ​opportunity to meet with Florida’s largest growers, agriculture investors, scientists and Government officials.
  • Establish relationships with key contacts that are looking for solutions for current challenges unique to Florida.
  • Learn and understand the Florida agriculture market.
  • Exchange knowledge.

About the Event

Format: This mission is currently planned as an in-person 3-4 day event in Central Florida. If travel will not be permitted, we will convert this event to a 2-day virtual event. Mission schedule will be published soon.

*Deadline for applications: September 15, 2020 

*Invitations to participate in the mission will be sent in early October, 2020. 


Please contact for any questions.



Some of the industry partners who are interested in participating in this mission include growers, distributors and supply chain partners across a variety of crops represented in Florida agriculture.