MSU presentation explores agricultural supply chains to improve food safety

Blockchain technology and its implications on future supply chains is the subject of a November 27 seminar. Blockchain is a shared record of data kept by a network of computers to track supply chain and improve food safety.

Mark Pryor, chairman and CEO of The Seam will present the hour-long seminar at 1:30 p.m. in Bost Auditorium. An expert panel will speak about the technology’s implications for agriculture.

Memphis, Tennessee-based The Seam is a leading provider of trading and technology solutions enabling agribusinesses to operate profitably and efficiently throughout a sustainable global supply chain, according to the company website. It created the first completely online exchange for cotton and is now working in other commodities including peanuts, cocoa, coffee and grains.

Blockchain technology improves transparency throughout the supply chain allowing consumers to readily know the sustainability practices employed in the production, harvest and transport of agricultural products.

The seminar and panel discussion is hosted by the Department of Agricultural Economics. For information or accommodations related to a disability, please contact Keith Coble at 662-325-6670 or