Arkansas Agri-Food Innovation Summit aims to highlight funding opportunities that propel industry advancement

Arkansas is at the forefront of the agri-food supply chain revolution as one of our nation’s top-producing agricultural states.

Arkansas is at the forefront of the agri-food supply chain revolution as one of America’s top-producing agricultural states. The state is also home to Walmart’s corporate headquarters, which is by far the leading grocery store retailer in the U.S., generating more than $450 billion in sales in 2022.

National and state leaders in agriculture are set to gather this week for the Arkansas Agri-Food Innovation Summit, a first-of-its-kind event meant to spread information about federal funding opportunities that can drive industry transformation.

Trey Malone, an ag economist with The University Of Arkansas joined us Tuesday morning on The Market Day Report to share more about the event’s goal to advance agriculture innovation, and describe other parts of the upcoming event, like the plan for attendees to tour operations and learn more about locally grown products.

For more information about the Arkansas Agri-Food Innovation Summit on Nov. 2-3, CLICK HERE.

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