Agenda 

2019 MN Ag & Food Summit:  Advancing MN Ag Together

Wednesday, November 6 – Thursday, November 7, 2019

Minneapolis Convention Center 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.             Pre-conference Reception at Brit’s Pub

1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

($20 Members $30 Non-Members if purchased in advance, or $25/$35 at the door)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

All Thursday events at Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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.        Economic Outlook

Jonathan Kozy, Bank of America Corporation

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.       Morning Session:

Innovating for Relevancy and Sustainability          

                                                Moderator:  Dean Simpson, Dean’s Country Markets founder and former MN Legislator

                                               Chris Coborn, CEO, COBORN’s

                                                Kris Kowalski Christensen, CEO, Kowalski’s (invited)

                                                “Tres” Lund, CEO, Lunds and Byerlys (invited)

11:30 a.m.                                Break & Exhibit Fair

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Luncheon Program

Lunch and Distinguished Service Award

                                                Luncheon Panel:

                                                Sustaining Minnesota’s AgriFood Future – MBOLD Initiative

Moderator:  Brian Buhr, University of Minnesota

Panelists:

Jeff Harmening, CEO, General Mills (invited)

Beth Ford, CEO, Land O’Lakes (invited)

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           State of the State Address:  Governor Tim Walz (invited)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.           Break & Exhibit Fair

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           Political Update

Jim Wiesemeyer, ProFarmer

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.           Afternoon Keynote:

Innovating Together for Ag’s Future

                                                Secretary Sonny Perdue (invited)

4:30 p.m.                                Post-conference Reception & Exhibit Fair

6:00 p.m.                               Conference concludes