AgriGrowth hosts between ten and twelve member events per year. Our members have come to expect great networking opportunities at all AgriGrowth functions so don't forget your business cards, your notepad and be ready to make important connections.

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1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Various Locations

Attend one or all four!

Please join AgriGrowth and partners at one or more of our four Regional Workforce Sessions and learn about strategies and labor tools already being used to attract, recruit and retain talent, with an emphasis on agriculture and manufacturing.

This half-day workshop will provide access to:

  • Organizations already employing innovative labor tools and strategies
  • Relevant content through a series of brief workshops
  • Direct access to labor market tools
  • Opportunity to talk with professional from:
    • MN Department of Labor & Industry
    • University of Minnesota CFANS Career Services
    • MN State Colleges and Universities Career and Employment Services
    • WorkFountain, the AgriGrowth Job Exchange software developer
    • RealTime Talent & WorkFountain leadership and staff

Business leaders, hiring managers, HR professionals, operations managers, career services & faculty

June 8, Mankato — June 27, Detroit Lakes — July 18, St. Cloud — July 19, Twin Cities


  • Leveraging the Innovative Online Job Exchange Platform
    Dave Kornecki, WorkFountain
  • Capture Your Candidates’ Attention: Multiple Generations in the Workplace
    Mary Kay Delvo, Connect the Grey & Sara Nagel Newberg, U of M CFANS, Career Services
  • How to Build Employer-Education System Relationships to Gain Candidate Access
    Judy Barka & Keith Olander, AgCentric; Brad Schloesser, Southern MN Center for Agriculture
  • Introduction to Dual Training & How to Set-up an Agricultural Internship
    Heather McGannon & Janell Westveer, MN Dept.  of Labor & Industry; Pipeline Project


1-1:20 p.m.

  • Welcome & Job Exchange Overview – Mary Kay Delvo, AgriGrowth
  • Agricultural Labor Market Overview – Sandee Joppa, RealTime Talent Executive Director
  • Introduction to the RealTime Talent Exchange – Dave Kornecki, Program Manager, Job Exchange
  • Pipeline Project Overview – Heather McGannon, State of Minnesota, Dept of Labor & Industry, or Janell Westveer, State of Minnesota, Department of Labor & Industry

1:20-4:00 p.m.

  • Individual workshops
  • Networking
  • Opportunity to set-up your employer account (receive promo code for doing so)
  • One-on-one hands-on assistance with utilizing the Job Exchange (computers on-site)

LOCATIONS & DATES – All sessions from 1pm to 4pm

Mankato – Tuesday, June 8; 1pm to 4pm
South Central College – 1920 Lee Blvd, Conference Center, E-121 & E-123, N Mankato 56003

Detroit Lakes – Tuesday, June 27; 1pm to 4pm
Detroit Lakes-M State–Room DLC 101-Auditorium, 900 MN-34 Detroit Lakes

St. Cloud – Tuesday, July 18; 1pm to 4pm
St Cloud Technical College SCTC 1-240, 1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, 56303

Twin Cities – Tuesday, July 19; 1pm to 4pm
U of M, St. Paul Campus, B35 Ruttan Hall, 1890 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108
Parking in the Gortner Avenue Ramp

Contact Dave Kornecki, Exchange Program Manager, with questions or 612-868-7545



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