Seana Day

Seana Day

Nu, University of Colorado Boulder

 

When you think of agriculture, you may visualize pre-dawn hours tilling the fields, getting your hands dirty. When you think of technology, you can picture whirring computers in a cubicle. Can you imagine combining the two?

That’s exactly what Seana Day does in the growing AgTech (Agriculture Technology) sector as a partner at Better Food Ventures and The Mixing Bowl.

“One of the most challenging aspects of my work is the proverbial bridge-building between the agriculture community and the technology innovation ecosystem,” she explains.

“While change can be daunting in any industry, technology adoption and expectations about the speed of change in our vast agriculture system has been unpredictable at best, and downright hard the rest of the time. Suffice it to say, there are so many exciting opportunities to apply technology on the farm, but more still needs to be done to understand the needs of large and small food producers.”

After a decade in London as a technology investment banker, Day picked up her life and returned home to Turlock, California to “walk an unknown path” and combine her passion for agriculture with her knowledge of technology.
Though her path was unknown, Day could lean on knowledge she learned from her years at the Nu chapter.

“My time as a collegiate Alpha Chi was really about a community and all of the things it takes to support a healthy network,” she explains. “It is also about understanding that while we are all important as individuals, our contributions to things bigger than ourselves make that road less traveled feel a lot less lonely.”

Day focuses on how her career and her industry impacts the rural communities of California, connecting the entrepreneurial growers and food processors to each other and to the innovative ideas of technology.

“Not only has the intersection of Ag and Technology become a driving force in the evolution of our food system, I am also lucky enough to be a part of the most satisfying and interesting professional pursuit that I could have imagined,” she says.

 


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