AgriGrowth is excited to welcome everyone to our Annual Minnesota Ag & Food Summit this November!
Pre-conference Reception at Brit’s Pub, Minneapolis 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
*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
Download the latest Summit agenda here.