The FFA Blue 365 initiative officially kicked off with a FFA Blue Room experience at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo, and focused on experiential learning and thought-provoking exposure to the convergence of agriculture, technology, human health, engineering and more. Exhibitors included Elanco, Corteva, Cargill, FMC, BASF and others, and browsing was punctuated by inspiring talks from agriculture industry professionals. Here are seven exciting ideas featured inside the room.

5. Cool Terra
Cool Planet is marketing a new process that turns engineered biocarbon into a soil amendment called Cool Terra. When applied to soil, Cool Terra shows promise to improve soil health, reduce water consumption and help optimize fertilizer use, according to Cool Planet. The highly porous physical structure of Cool Terra also makes it a promising delivery system for microbials and nutrition that enhance plant growth and productivity.