Students Bridging Gap Between Ag and Technology

Prince Frederick, Md. (May 23, 2017) — F3 Tech launched this month with its inaugural challenge event, bringing together students and mentors to solve practical issues in agriculture.

F3 Tech (Farm-Fish-Food) is a statewide initiative that combines the public and private sector to increase innovation and technology in the agriculture and aquaculture industries.
The initiative is the brain child of Thomas Luginbill, Director of the Entrepreneur & Innovation Institute at the College of Southern Maryland and Mike Thielke, Executive Director at the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center.

Though they are on opposite sides of the Chesapeake Bay geographically, they saw an opportunity to bring together their shared passion for entrepreneurship and innovative technology with agriculture, a common industry in their respective regions.

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By JAMIE CLARK TIRALLA, American Farm Publication Correspondent