2022 Minnesota Ag & Food Summit Hosted by AgriGrowth

Join Us for Our Annual Summit on November 10th!

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November 10, 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 Minnesota Ag & Food Summit this November. Registration is now open so secure your spot today and join us for our biggest event of the year!

Find all the latest details about the Summit including sponsorship opportunities, exhibitor packages, speaker bios and more here.

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, UMCV; 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, Program Manager,                                                        Big River Farms (invited); Wilbur de la Rosa, Main Street Project (invited)

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

                                                      Moderator: Kyle Marinkovich, Northern Diversified Solutions

                                                      Panelists: Charles Levine, Hemp Acres; Adriel Hansbro, ADM KNWBLE GRWN; Keith                                                       Blanks, Nowadays    

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

5:30 p.m.                                 Conference concludes


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