2016 EVENT PARTNERS
2016 ATTENDING COMPANIES
1st Farm Credit Services
ADM Fresno Trading
AgBioMet Technology Partners LLP
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
AgStar Financial Services
American Farmland Trust
American Sugar Refining, Inc.
Animal Agriculture Alliance
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Aurora Organic Dairy
Australian Trade Commission
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brian G Hildebrand Farms Ltd.
Bryan Cave LLP
Cadena Bio, Inc.
Centra Sota Cooperative
Central Farm Service
Ceres Solutions LLP
CGB Enterprises, Inc.
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Clearwater Seafoods Inc.
Compatible Technology International
Cooke Seafood USA
Corn Refiners Association
Crop Production Services, Inc./Agrium
Cultura Technologies LLC
Dairy Girl Network
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Direct Contact Inc.
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Husch Blackwell LLP
Illinois Soybean Association
ING Capital LLC
Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
DuPont Nutrition & Health
Envision Partners, LLC
EWOS Vietnam/Cargill Aqua Nutrition
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Farmland Management Services
Ferrara Candy Company
Full Circle Ag
Furst-McNess Company of Canada Limited
Gavilon Group, LLC
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Half the Sky Leadership for Women
Hancock Agricultural Investment Group
Hancock Farmland Services
Harvard Business School
Hefty Seed Company
INTL FC Stone
IOI Loders Croklaan
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives
J Henry & Sons
J.R. Simplot Company
John Deere Company
Kansas Wheat Commission
Kincannon & Reed
Landmark Services Cooperative
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Loredee Global Limited
Loveland Products, Inc
McGathey Commodities Broker Group
McGhee Productivity Solutions
MetLife Agricultural Finance
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Moore & Van Allen
National Corn Growers Association
National Crop Insurance Services
National FFA Foundation
North Central Farmers Elevator
Northern Illinois University College of Business
Novus International, Inc.
NuTech Seed, LLC
OpenLink Agribusiness Solutions Group
Osborn & Barr Communications, Inc.
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Techonolgies, Inc.
Painchaud Performance Group
Patterson Companies, Inc.
Pearmine Farms Inc.
Pioneer Hi-Bred Hellas SA
Purdue Research Foundation
Purdue University, College of Agriculture
Quarry Hill Dairy, LLC
Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions
River Valley Cooperative
Robert VanderEyk and Sons Dairy
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Sierra Sky LLC
South Dakota State University
Stoel Rives LLP
Sustainable Sourcing LLC
Teays River Investments, LLC
Texas A&M University
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Context Network
The GKC Group
The Mennel Milling Company
The Mosaic Company
The Ohio State University
Tyson Foods, Inc.
United Farmers Cooperative
United Soybean Board
United States Sugar Corporation
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin - Madison
U.S. Bank Food Industries
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
U. S. Feed Grains Council
Virginia Department of Agriculture
Western United States Agricultural Trade Association
Available presentations from the 2016 Summit can be found below by clicking a session title. The presentation password an be found in your event guide and on the WIA 2016 mobile app. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Keynote Address: Too Early to Declare Victory (Slides Not Available)
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Selling in a Man's World (Slides Not Available)
The Inevitability of Disruption: Marketing's Power Role (Slides Not Available)
WIA Innovation Hour: Perspectives on Innovation for a Sustainable Ag Sector (Slides available upon request)
Thursday, September 29, 2017
Transforming the Workplace (Slides Not Available)
Executive Roundtable (Slides Not Available)
2016 DEMETER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENTS
Leader of the Year
Stefanie Jill Fogel is partner and co-chair of DLA Piper’s Global Food and Beverage Sector. DLA Piper is one of the world’s largest law firms with more than 4,000 attorneys located in more than 90 offices across the world. Fogel’s practice focuses on cross border regulatory compliance, food safety, supply chain and distribution risks, and recall and government investigation assessment and response.
She is recognized with the WIA Demeter Award for her work in co-founding the law firm’s Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) Program, an initiative launched to help develop, retain and promote women lawyers in the firm’s global environment. LAW fosters internal networking, facilitates the flow of information, and empowers women lawyers by developing leadership skills and creating business development opportunities. LAW regularly hosts national Speaker Series video conference presentations focused on leadership and business development, which are available to DLA Piper employees as well as all women lawyers. It also hosts the well-known Global Women’s Leadership Summit.
Innovator of the Year
As founder and president of Dairy Girl Network, Laura Daniels has been recognized for her vision in forming this network that includes dairy farmers, dairy professionals and employees on a dairy. Established in 2014, this non-profit organization now has over 1,200 members and more than 3,000 Facebook followers. It will host its first Dairy Girl National conference this November in Minneapolis, along with its multiple networking events held throughout the year.
The network also has an active board of directors and support of major businesses in the sector. “Because of Laura’s insight and vision, a very real need has been met for women in the dairy industry to connect with other women and find opportunities for comradery, experience-sharing and personal development,” said LuAnn Troxel, the Dairy Girl Network leadership team member who nominated Daniels. “It has truly been inspirational to see this network grow."
Company of the Year
Syngenta, a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources, includes 28,000 people in more than 90 countries. The company is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, evidenced by the launch in 2014 of a Global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) policy to leverage the company’s differences, catalyze innovation, maximize performance and create business value. This expanded to offering programming in a range of areas such as Women’s Leadership, African American Leadership, Young Leader Development and an LGBTQ Leaders & Allies group.
Recent programming by the Women’s Leadership Group has included Lunch ‘n Learn sessions featuring women agribusiness executives, professional development seminars in the areas of coaching and networking, Syngenta career pathing and advice, and local volunteer opportunities. Earlier this year, Syngenta rolled out training on unconscious bias to help employees identify their own challenges based on their unique experiences and backgrounds
University os Wisconsin - Madison | Doctor of Philosophy: Plant Pathology | Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance
Texas A&M University | Masters of Agricultural Business | Sponsored by Metlife Insurance
Purdue University | Masters of Science: Animal Science/Ruminant Nutrition | Sponsored by Mitsui
Ohio State University | Masters in Science: Animal Science-Animal Welfare & Behavior | Sponsored by Novus
Texas A&M University | Masters in Agribusiness: Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness | Sponsored by Agrex
Virginia Tech | Dual Bachelor's Degree: Agribusiness Management and Animal & Poultry Sciences | Sponsored by Virginia Department of Agriculture
Texas A&M University | Masters in Agribusiness | Sponsored by HighQuest Group
Purdue University | Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness: Agricultural Economics | Sponsored by Mitsui
University of Delaware | BS-Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Animal Biosciences | Sponsored by HighQuest Group