Womens Agricultural Leadership Conference
PROGRAM
Wednesday April 12th 2017
Celebrating 19 Years
At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, Minnesota

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8 -8:40    Registration, Networking
8:45   Welcome - Wendy Bauman, Minnesota FFA Secretary
 Emcee – Emily Wilmes, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
9   Keynote Panel – Innovation from Farm to Fork
Panelists: Natasha Mortensen, Community Relations and Education, Riverview LLP; Dr. Amy Kircher, Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute; Tami Bredeson, President, Carlos Creek Winery
9:40    Roundtable discussion by conference participants
10    Report back by tables
10:10    Wrap up discussion
10:10-10:25  Break
10:30-11:15  Mini-sessions - roundtables on different topics
Find out about issues, ideas and the next big thing on a wide range of topics. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in up to three mini-sessions. There will be multiple sessions going on in the room simultaneously which will create substantial energy.
11:20-12:10  Breakout Session I
12:15-1:10  Lunch
Greeting – American Agri-Women: AgDay 365
Remarks –Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture
15th Annual Agricultural Mentoring Awards recipients - honoring outstanding mentors in agriculture
1:15-1:30  Speed Networking
1:40-2:30  Breakout Session II
2:35-2:50  Break and Networking
2:55-3:45  Breakout Session III
3:50   Depart – Thank you for joining us!

Breakout Sessions:
Defending Your Lunch
Dr. Amy Kircher, Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute and  Jennifer van de Ligt , Associate Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute
 The Armor you need to AGvocate!
 Natasha Mortensen, Community Relations and Education, Riverview LLP
 Ag Policy from St. Paul to DC
 Adam Birr, Executive Director/CEO, Minnesota Corn Growers Association
 Staci Martin, Director of Legislative Affairs, AgStar Financial Services
 Dave Preisler, Executive Director, Minnesota Pork
 Moderator: Mary Kay Delvo, Director of Membership & Development, MN Agri-Growth
 Ag Innovations with AURI
 Jennifer Wagner-Lahr, Senior Director of Innovations & Commercialization, AURI
 MN Dept of Ag: Agricultural Growth Research, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Grants
Ashley Bress, Grants Specialists, MN Dept of Agriculture; Tami Bredeson, President, Carlos Creek Winery
 Agritourism: The Next Frontier in Agriculture
Carrie Klumb MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health; Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH)
 Technology, Changing Crop Production
Emily Wentzel, Agriculture Technology Specialist, Winfield United and Brittany Ullrich, Ag Technology Operations Specialist, Winfield United
Knowing how you to adapt to change
 Val Velde, Regional Customer Operations Manager – Purina, Land O’Lakes
 U of MN NAMA Chapter
Brooke Wente, President, University of Minnesota-Student National Agri-Marketing Association Chapter and Anna Culbertson, Vice-President, University of Minnesota-Student National Agri-Marketing Association Chapter
Communicating My Innovative Ideas to Others
 Betty Berning, Extension Educator/Assistant Extension Professor, University of Minnesota Extension
Pauline Van Nurden, Extension Educator/Assistant Extension Professor, University of Minnesota Extension
 A once in a lifetime opportunity for self-development for the betterment of yourself, your industry and your community
 Olga Reuvekamp, Executive Director, Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership (MARL)

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Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 36785 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN