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Women in Agribusiness Summit 2019

September 25-27

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

IGNITE: Women-owned Business Expo

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The 8th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit hosts a community of hundreds of executive-level women who are passionate about agribusiness, and the crucial need to recruit, retain and advance women in the industry. Come network with influential executives, learn about current industry outlooks and trends, and develop valuable professional skills in an interactive and innovative forum.

IGNITE: Women-owned Business Expo

An Expo of what women-owned businesses have to offer to the ag and food industries. Women-owned businesses come claim a table and showcase your products and services. If you are looking to meet your procurement diversity goals, IGNITE is the place to be.

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Schedule is subject to change, stay tuned for updates! 
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pmIgnite: Women-Owned Business Expo
7:00 am - 2:00 pmBeans, Barges and Baseball (tour is full)
8:00 am - 12:30 pmTransitioning to the Front Lines of Leadership
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmWelcome Mixer sponsored by Cargill
3:00 pm - 3:10 pmWelcome
3:10 pm - 3:40 pmUnderstanding DNA: Plants, Soil, and People
3:40 pm - 5:00 pm Keynote: U.S. State Commissioners of Agriculture Panel
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmOpening Night Reception sponsored by Stoel Rives
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmWomen in Protein Dinner sponsored by ING

Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:30 am - 7:30 amYoga
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast sponsored by FMC Corporation
8:30 am - 8:45 amDemeter Awards of Excellence Presentation
8:45 am - 9:45 amFemale Producers’ Panel: Viewpoints From the Farm
9:45 am - 10:45 amSustainability: Programs in Progress
10:45 am - 11:30 amCoffee Break
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels, National Pork Board, and United Soybean Board
11:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 1: Innovations in Fertilizer
11:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 1: Preparing Producers for Recession
11:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 3: Why Product Trends Matter
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmTrack 2: A Dynamic Approach to Commodity Risk Management
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmTrack 3: Agriculture and Traceability in the Age of Supply Chain Digitization
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmTrack 3: The Economical and Reputational Impact of a Recall
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmCoffee Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmTrack 1: American Commodities in China (Soybeans, Pork & Corn)
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmTrack 2: The Hunger vs Obesity Paradox
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmTrack 2: What Happened This Spring? Evaluating Climate Risk in 2019 and Beyond
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmTrack 1: Design Thinking
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmTrack 2: Building a Bridge Over Troubled Water – Managing Workplace Stress
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmTrack 3: Don't Split the Difference - Negotiation Skills for Professionals
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmReception sponsored by Syngenta

Friday, September 27, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 amYoga
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast sponsored by Cargill
8:00 am - 9:00 amDemonstrating Employability Skills Employers Think You Lack
9:00 am - 9:05 amWelcome
9:05 am - 10:00 amTransforming the Workplace
10:00 am - 11:00 amAg Innovation Hour
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 pmExecutive Profiles
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmClose of Program and Roundtable Discussions

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Registration $1,499 Register
Add a WIA Membership ($179)
and save $50
$1,628 Register
Registration for Current WIA Members
 $1,449 Register
Government Employees &
Non-Profit Organizations 
$1099 Register
Full-time Undergraduate Students $399 Register

For more information on our cancelation policies, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403, United States
+1 (612) 370-1234

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis have sold out

Special room rates are available at the following offsite hotels:

Hyatt Place
425 S 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415 USA
15-20 min walk to Regency


Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis/Downtown
1101 S 4th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA
Less than 10 min walk to Regency



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If you are interested in joining these industry leaders as a Women in Agribusiness Summit Sponsor,
please contact Managing Director, Joy O'Shaughnessy.

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If you are interested in joining these industry leaders as a Women in Agribusiness Partner, please contact Michelle Marshall.
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CF Industries
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
National FFA Organization
Smithfield Foods
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Hotel NameHyatt Regency Minneapolis
Address1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis
Minneapolis MN 55403
Contact DetailsPhone: +1 612 370 1234
Block DetailsCheck out our Fantastic Group Rate!​ Room Rate: $229.00 plus tax Room block and discounted rate will end on Monday, September 3rd at 5:00 PM (EST). Rooms are expected to sell out!