Join Us for Our Annual Summit on November 4th!Register Now!
AgriGrowth is excited to welcome everyone to our Annual Minnesota Ag & Food Summit this November. Register now for our biggest event of the year!
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pre-conference Reception at Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
($20 Members/$30 Non-Members. Advance RSVP required)
Sponsored by Midwest Dairy
7:30 a.m. Registration Open / Breakfast & Networking
Sponsored by Rosen's Diversified, Inc.
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. AgriGrowth Business Meeting (members only)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Economic Outlook Session
Dr. John Newton, Chief Economist, Ranking Member John Boozman, U.S. Senate Committee on Ag, Nutrition, and Forestry
Sponsored by Land O'Lakes
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel on Cyber Security: The Next Big Ag Disrupter
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt, Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute, University of Minnesota
Panelists: Chris Gabbard, Cyber Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Noah Korba, Director, Cyber Security, General Mills; and Jim O’Conner, Chief Information Security Officer, Cargill
Sponsored by Compeer Financial
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Break & Exhibit Fair
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Program
Guest Speaker: Governor Tim Walz (invited)
Sponsored by CHS
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Break & Exhibit Fair
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Politics NOT as Usual: Advancing Agri-Food Priorities in Washington
Moderator: Kristin Weeks Duncanson
Panelists: Callie Eideberg, Director of Govt. Relations, Environmental Defense Fund; Bev Paul, Washington Representative, Gordley Associates; Tara Smith, Executive VP, Michael Torrey & Associates; and Mary Kay Thatcher, Fed. Govt & Ind. Relations, Syngenta
Sponsored by AgCountry Farm Credit Services
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Session: Future of Ag
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, 32nd United States Secretary of Agriculture (invited)
Sponsored by Cargill
4:00 p.m. Post-conference Reception & Exhibit Fair
5:30 p.m. Conference Concludes
Since 1968, it has been an AgriGrowth tradition to present an individual member, team or organization with a Distinguished Service Award. Recipients are selected for their unique service and significant contributions to strengthening food systems and agriculture in Minnesota.
Award recipients are announced during the Minnesota Ag & Food Summit each November. Nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Service Award Winner are now closed. Learn more about the Distinguished Service Award here.