2022 Minnesota Ag & Food Summit Hosted by AgriGrowth

Join Us for Our Annual Summit on November 10th!

November 10, 2022
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

AgriGrowth is excited to welcome everyone to our Annual Minnesota Ag & Food Summit this November!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Pre-conference Reception at Brit’s Pub, Minneapolis     5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

*All Thursday events at Minneapolis Convention Center.

7:30 a.m.                                   Registration open / Breakfast   

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.            AgriGrowth Business meeting (members only)      

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.         Global Economic Impact on Ag & Rural America

                                                         Dan Kowalski, Vice President, CoBank Knowledge Exchange  

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.      Agri-Food Supply Chains Reimagined

                                                         Moderator: John Hausladen, President & CEO, MN Trucking Association

                                                          Panelists: Leonardo Aguiar, President & Group Leader Cargill, Agriculture Supply Chain North                                                           America; Jen Ehresmann, VP Supply Chain, Hormel Foods; Kevin Hall, VP Supply Chain, CHS

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      Animal Disease Threats to MN Agri-Food

                                                          Moderator: Laura Molgaard,  Dean, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine                                                           Panelists: Carol Cardona, Pomeroy Endowed Chair in Avian Health, UMCVM John Deen, Dept.                                                           of Veterinary Population Medicine, UMCVM

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      Break & Exhibit Fair     

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.         Luncheon Program, Distinguished Service Award & Guest Speaker Governor Tim Walz     

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.            Break & Exhibit Fair     

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.           Legislative Landscape for MN Agri-Food

                                                         Blois Olson, President, Fluence Media; Randy Russell, President, The Russell Group   

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.           Reimagine MN Agriculture’s Production

                                                         Moderator: Patrice Bailey, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Agriculture                                                          Panelists: Angela Dawson, President, 40-Acre Co-op; KaZoua Berry, Farm Director,                                                          Big River Farms; Wilbur de la Rosa, Manager of Farmer Outreach, Regenerative Agriculture                                                          Alliance

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.           Future MN Agri-Food Products

                                                        Moderator: Kyle Marinkovich, CEO, Northern Diversified Solutions

                                                        Panelists: Charles Levine, Founder and COO, Hemp Acres; Adriel Hansbro, Merchant, ADM;                                                         Keith Blanks, Chief Commercial Officer, Nowadays    

4:15 p.m.                                   Post-conference Reception & Exhibit Fair      

5:30 p.m.                                   Conference concludes

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Download the latest Summit agenda here.