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Saturday, December 7 • 10:15am - 11:05am
The Real Value of Lamb: Trust, Transparency, Disruption and Blockchain in a New Organic Food Economy

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Blockchain technology as applied to agriculture product supply chains offers promises of a new and disruptive form of algorithmic economic trust, even referred to as a “trust machine.” Can blockchain technology usher in a transformation to a new transparent “sharing” organic food supply economy? In this presentation we will explore through the comparative examination of three case studies of lamb supply chains, how blockchain is and is not living up to its many promises of improved transactional efficiency, transparency and, most importantly building trust in food products with multiple attributes such as certified organic.

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Jeff Schahczenski

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Mr. Jeff Schahczenski is an agricultural and natural resource economist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and he has worked on sustainable and organic for over 25 years. For the last 14 years he has worked on whole farm revenue and crop insurance generally... Read More →

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Gary Iverson

Montana Gluten Free Procesors
MOA Board - Executive Committee, At -Large

Saturday December 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am MST
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