Annual Meeting & Conference

“There is no other place where I can get as much business done in one day by going to only one room, as I can at AgriGrowth’s Annual Meeting. Everyone I need to talk to is in the room.”

-AgriGrowth member and conference attendee

In November of each year, AgriGrowth holds its Annual Meeting and Conference. Attendees include leaders from across the spectrum of Minnesota’s diverse food and agricultural sector, state and federal government officials, and academia.

Described by many as the premier event for Minnesota’s food systems and ag industry, the Annual Meeting and Conference provides unparalleled networking, and expert level speakers talking about relevant topics and trends. The conference kicks off Wednesday evening with a pre-conference reception, allowing members and guests to get a head-start on networking. In addition to relevant content and networking, the recipient of AgriGrowth’s Distinguished Service Award is announced during Thursday’s luncheon and attendees wrap-up the conference at a post-conference reception.

At the 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference, nearly 450 AgriGrowth members, guests, elected officials and students spent the day engaging in conversation, gaining new perspectives on industry issues and making new networking connections. Videos of each of the presentations from the conference are posted below.

The 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Save the date for AgriGrowth’s 50th Annual Meeting!

Videos from the 2016 Annual Meeting:

Check out the links below for video from past Annual Meetings:

VIDEO: 2015 Conference Keynote – Peter Zeihan

VIDEO: 2014 Speaker –  Doug Baker

VIDEO: 2014 Speaker – Charlie Arnot