2021 Minnesota Ag & Food Summit Hosted by AgriGrowth

Join Us for Our Annual Summit on November 4th!

November 4, 2021
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 Ag & Food Summit this November. Registration information is coming soon, but in the meantime, please mark your calendar for our biggest event of the year!


Wednesday, November 3

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)

Thursday, November 4

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.        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

                                                         Panelists: Chris Gabbard, Cyber Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security;                                                          Noah Korba, Director, Cyber Security,  General Mills; Agribusiness member TBD

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.     Break & Exhibit Fair 

11:45 a.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. – 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 Mark Kay Thatcher, Fed. Govt & Ind. Relations, Syngenta

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.          Afternoon Session: Future of Ag

                                                        The Honorable Tom Vilsack, 32nd United States Secretary of Agriculture (invited)        

4:00 p.m.                                    Post-conference Reception & Exhibit Fair            

5:30 p.m.                                    Conference Concludes

Distinguished Service Award

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.

Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors!

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for the Ag & Food Summit! Reach out to Dana Ellis at dana@ellisinternational.com to learn more.

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