2017 SPONSORS

2017 EVENT PARTNERS

Women in Agribusiness Summit 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 

2017 ATTENDING COMPANIES

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Farm Credit East, ACA

ADAMA

AdFarm

Afgritech LLC

AgCareers.com

AGCO

AgCountry Farm Credit Services

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

Agrex Inc.

AgriBank, FCB

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

Agrinos

Agrium Inc.

AgTrax Technologies

Allianz Global Investors Capital

American Agri-Women

American Crystal Sugar Company

American Farm Bureau Federation

American National CattleWomen, Inc.

Animal Nutrition Systems

Ardent Mills

Arysta LifeSciences

Aurora Cooperatives

Ava Winery

Bader Rutter

BASF

Bose Public Affairs Group LLC

Brandt Consolidated, Inc.

Brownfield Farm Radio Network

Bryan Cave LLP

Buffalo Wild Wings

Bunge

Bushel

CadenaBio

Cargill, Inc.

Central Valley Ag

Ceres Solutions Cooperative

CF Industries

CFS

CGB Enterprises, Inc.

Charleston | Orwig

Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The

Christensen Farms & Feedlots

CHS 

CME Group

Co-Alliance

CoBank

Coca-Cola Company, The

Compass Minerals

Compeer Financial

Conagra Foods

Consolidated Grain and Barge

Context Network

Cooperatives Farmers Elevator

Countryside Cooperative

Crop Production Services

Cultura Technologies

Dairy Management

Deloitte & Touche LLP

DLA Piper LLP

Dow AgroSciences

Duncanson Growers

DuPont Pioneer

Effingham Equity

Equity, The

Ernst & Young

Exacto, Inc.

Farm Journal Media

Farm Progress

Farmers Pride

FarmHer

FarmLogs

Farrell Growth Group

Fastline Media Group

Federated Co-operatives Limited

FMC

Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

Full Circle Ag

Furst-McNess Company of Canada Ltd.

Gavilon Group, LLC

Gislason & Hunter LLP

Gold Star Dairy Farms LLC

Gro Intelligence

Global Talent Solutions

GROWMARK, Inc.

Harvest Land Co-op

Heifer International

Highland Family Farms

Harvard Business School

HighQuest Group

Holmes Murphy

Husch Blackwell LLP

Illinois Soybean Association

Inari Ag

Indiana University

ING Capital LLC

Innovation Center For U.S. Dairy

INTL FCStone

Intrexon Corporation

Iowa Institute for Cooperatives

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

J.R. Simplot Company

Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation

JBS

K-Coe Isom

K&L Gates LLP

Kansas State University

Keithly Williams Seeds

Kellogg Company

Kemin Industries

Kennedy Rice

Ketchum

Kincanna & Reed

Land O'Lakes Inc.

Look East

Loveland Products

Mary Shelman Group

McGathey Commodities Broker Group

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

Meredith Agrimedia

Meros Consulting

Minnesota FFA Foundation

Minnesota Pork, Inc./C Larson Family Farms

Monsanto Company

National Crop Insurance Services

National FFA Foundation

National Pork Board

Nationwide

Nichino America

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Novus International, Inc.

Ohio State University

OpenLink

Oregon State University

Pacificor LLC

Padilla

Patterson Companies, Inc.

Paul Dotterer & Sons Inc.

Paulsen

Pink Tractor Magazine

Pipeline Foods

Piper Jaffray & Co.

ProAg

Prosperity Consulting

Quarry Hill Dairy, LLC

Red River Farm Network

Rabobank International

Richardson International Limited

River Valley Cooperative

Romo Incentives Group

Seaboard Corporation

Security Seed and Chemical

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Soil Basics Corporation

Solentra

South Dakota FFA Foundation

South Dakota Innovation Partners

South Dakota Wheat Growers

Standing Partnership

Stoel Rives LLP

Sugar Association, The

Sunrise Cooperative

Syngenta

T-Bar Dairy

Tennesse State University

TerraMar Ingredients, LLC

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech

Thunder Seed

Tonisity

Transition Point Business Advisors

Tyson Foods

UFA Cooperative Ltd.

United States Sugar Corporation

University of Delaware

University Economic Development

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

US Bank Food Industries

US Foods

US Grains Council

Vance Publishing

Valor Victoria

Vander Horst Dairies of Texas

Vega Coffee

Vertellus Holding LLC

Vetter Strategic Consulting

Vincit Group

VistaComm

Wells Fargo

Wenck

Westchester Agriculture Asset Management

Wheat Growers

WinField United

Zinpro Corporation

Zoetis

 

2017 Proceedings

Available presentations from the 2017 Summit can be found below by clicking a session title. The presentation password an be found in your event guide and on the WIA 2017 mobile app. Questions? Email cvita@highquestgroup.com . 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

2018 Farm Bill and the Current Administration's Effect on Agriculture

The Importance of Trade for U.S. Agriculture

Transforming the Workplace (Slides Not Available)

Executive Rountables (Slides Not Available)

 

 

2017 DEMETER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENTS

Leader of the Year

Kelly Stevens is the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at Buffalo Wild Wings. Prior to her time at BWW, Kelly worked in D & I at both Ameriprise Financial and Best Buy. She is currently responsible for the strategy, planning, implementation, and leading of all D & I programs and initiatives at B-Dubs. Her goal? Attract, develop, engage, and retain diverse talent throughout the organization, ensuring each and every BWW is an inclusive environment where everyone can be their very best. D&I is still a relatively young formalized function at B-Dubs so there is a lot to be done. Since her arrival, Kelly has led the effort to launch Team Member Diversity Networks (LGBT and military/veteran) as well as 9 Regional Women’s Field Leadership Forums and the Home Office Women’s Leadership Forum which are spin-offs of the National Women’s Field Leadership Forum (WFLF). Forums focus on Leadership Development, Education and Awareness, Community Connections, and Business Impact. Approximately 400 women are part of the Leadership Forums offered at Buffalo Wild Wings to help further their career and build their networks. Kelly’s love of people is her passion and this carries through in her work today. She lives in Shakopee, MN with her husband and two boys spending time learning about video games and cheering loudly on the football field.

Innovator of the Year

Summer Butler is the director for shopper marketing at The Coca-Cola Company where she is responsible for building the retail strategy for football & meals across a portfolio of brands. Summer joined Coca-Cola in 2011 after working with Georgia-Pacific on shopper insights, as well as The Nielsen Company. She has held several positions of increasing responsibility including commercial group director for the tea category, a role that was instrumental in propelling Gold Peak to double-digit growth in 2015, and manager of shopper insights. Summer is actively involved in the community. She spearheaded The Coca-Cola Women’s LINC program where she successfully launched Lean in Circles, as support groups for women within the organization. She is also involved in The Boys & Girls Club and serves as a board member for The Cobb County School Foundation.

Company of the Year

Nationwide, named by Fortune as one of the "50 Best Workplaces for Diversity", promotes a diverse work environment that fosters innovation, inclusion, and engagement. With 19 Associate Resource Groups (ARGs), associates have development opportunities to help showcase their leadership skills for the future. An advocate for diversity awareness, Nationwide offers these associate-run groups around not only gender, ethnicity and sexual identification, but also commonalities such as the military and pets! Nationwide’s commitment to developing and promoting women was the pre-cursor to the All Women’s ARG. Their mission is to provide professional development, mentoring and networking for all women in order to drive stronger business results at Nationwide. The Women in Ag committee was developed in 2015 to deliver educational, community and social events for those women (and men) passionate about agribusiness. Through varying mentoring and networking opportunities, associates are able to meet other associates and leaders from across the company where they may be able to help support business initiatives, learn about operating strategies, share and implement creative ideas and participate in sponsored events. It’s no wonder Nationwide has been listed as one of Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For" three years in a row.

2017 SCHOLARS

 

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