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Women in Agribusiness Summit 2019

September 25-27

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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Special Activities

Take a look at this year's line up!

Kay Kuenker and Jacquie Stephens will be presenting Transitioning to the Front Lines of Leadership. CHS is hosting this year's Industry Tour Beans, Barges and Baseball. Opening night features the Women in Protein Dinner sponsored by ING and the Champagne & Chocolate Celebration sponsored by Greenberg Traurig. WIA Members don't forget the WIA Members Only Night Out. Students and young professionals are invited to the Student Breakfast Workshop. Early risers can enjoy Yoga on Thursday and Friday morning.

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WIA Members Only Night Out

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Join us for a tour and tasting at Urban Growler Brewing, the first woman-owned microbrewery in Minnesota.

You must be a WIA Member and register for the activity. 

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Women in Agribusiness Leadership Series

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Kay Kuenker, Business Management Consultant and Executive Coach, and Jacquie Stephens, Leadership and Executive Coach, will be presenting Transitioning to the Front Lines of Leadership. Improve your leadership skills! If you are relatively new to a leadership role, or just want to be ready for when you get that next big assignment, you’ll find value in this workshop that will enhance your effectiveness. This interactive workshop forum will include minimal lecture, lots of participant discussions and experiential learning exercises.

Registration fee: $275. Seating is limited.

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Beans, Barges and Baseball

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tour showcases CHS grain and fertilizer terminals linking a vast ag supply chain within a stone’s throw of the beautiful CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints baseball team. You’ll get boots and bats on the ground behind-the-scenes tours at each stop, including the backstory on how the Saints developed their “Fun is Good” brand, which includes free haircuts in the stands, a nun giving massages, and the ever popular, “name the ball pig” contest. Think Mackleboar, Kim Lardashian, Piggy Smalls, and Boarack Obama. Learn how grain goes south, fertilizer moves north, and how the hometown team hustles their way to brand loyalty and championship seasons in the newly invigorated St. Paul Lowertown district near the Mississippi River. This tour has it all: supply chain logistics, branding, event and sports management, community engagement and historic preservation all in one jam-packed, fun-filled morning. Dress for the weather, including sturdy shoes (no open toes) for walking. Additional registration required. Limited seating available.

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Women in Protein Dinner

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Sponsored by: 
A fun, networking dinner for women leaders in protein (beef, dairy, pork, poultry and fish) attending the Women in Agribusiness Summit. Limited seating. Additional registration required.

Registration Fee: $99. Seating Limited.

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Champagne & Chocolate Celebration

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Sponsored by: 
"Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life." - Charles Dickens

Come back to the host hotel after dinner on Wednesday for the Champagne & Chocolate Celebration hosted by Greenberg Traurig! From 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. indulge with champagne, chocolates, and relaxed networking as you reward yourself for a day well spent.

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Student & Young Professional Breakfast Workshop

Critical Skills for Continued Success for the Job
Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 7:30 - 8:30 AM

In this digitized age, important interpersonal skills such as communication, teamwork, and active listening are being left by the wayside in favor of technical skills. While these specialized skills gained from your education and training will get you the interview, the aforementioned people skills are more imperative to acquire and retain a job. This session will explore learning and practice the critical skills needed to handle important conversations, respond in emotional or difficult situations, and build a successful career.

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Thursday & Friday, September 26 & 27 from 6:30-7:30 AM

Join us for a relaxing hour of yoga each morning before sessions begin. All skill levels are welcome! Mats and towels will be provided.