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Women in Agribusiness Summit 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Farm Credit East, ACA



Afgritech LLC


AgCountry Farm Credit Services

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

Agrex Inc.

AgriBank, FCB

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute


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


Bose Public Affairs Group LLC

Brandt Consolidated, Inc.

Brownfield Farm Radio Network

Bryan Cave LLP

Buffalo Wild Wings




Cargill, Inc.

Central Valley Ag

Ceres Solutions Cooperative

CF Industries


CGB Enterprises, Inc.

Charleston | Orwig

Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The

Christensen Farms & Feedlots


CME Group



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


Dow AgroSciences

Duncanson Growers

DuPont Pioneer

Effingham Equity

Equity, The

Ernst & Young

Exacto, Inc.

Farm Journal Media

Farm Progress

Farmers Pride



Farrell Growth Group

Fastline Media Group

Federated Co-operatives Limited


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


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


Intrexon Corporation

Iowa Institute for Cooperatives

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

J.R. Simplot Company

Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation


K-Coe Isom

K&L Gates LLP

Kansas State University

Keithly Williams Seeds

Kellogg Company

Kemin Industries

Kennedy Rice


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


Nichino America

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Novus International, Inc.

Ohio State University


Oregon State University

Pacificor LLC


Patterson Companies, Inc.

Paul Dotterer & Sons Inc.


Pink Tractor Magazine

Pipeline Foods

Piper Jaffray & Co.


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


South Dakota FFA Foundation

South Dakota Innovation Partners

South Dakota Wheat Growers

Standing Partnership

Stoel Rives LLP

Sugar Association, The

Sunrise Cooperative


T-Bar Dairy

Tennesse State University

TerraMar Ingredients, LLC

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech

Thunder Seed


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


Wells Fargo


Westchester Agriculture Asset Management

Wheat Growers

WinField United

Zinpro Corporation



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 . 

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)


17 Demeter


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.


Caren Ayala

Caren Ayala

Texas Tech University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Global Talent

Amanda Clymer

Amanda Clymer

Kansas State University | Masters in Agricultural Economics | Sponsored by Rabobank

Kristin Day

Kristin Day

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Anna Grace Goode

Anna Grace Goode

University of Georgia | BS in Agriculture-Agribusiness | Sponsored by CadenaBio

Mandy Guo

Mandy Guo

Texas A&M | Master of Agribusiness | Sponsored by Novus Intl.

Maria Ramirez Lopez

Maria Ramirez Lopez

Texas A&M | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Nationwide

Jaime Luke

Jaime Luke

University of Missouri | BS-Agricultural Economics | Sponsored by Agrex

MaCie Moore

MaCie Moore

Indiana University-Bloomington | Master of Public Affairs | Sponsored by Intrexon

Tracy Obi

Tracy Obi

Texas A&M | Master of Agribusiness | Sponsored by CadenaBio

Kristina Schammel

Kristina Schammel

Indiana University | Master of Public Affairs & Environmental Science | Sponsored by Intrexon

Braxton Simpson

Braxton Simpson

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Priyamvadha Sivakumar

Priyamvadha Sivakumar

Texas A&M University | Master of Agribusiness | Sponsored by HighQuest Group

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Akiliyah Sumlin

Akiliyah Sumlin

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Emily Wisely

Emily Wisely

University of Delaware | BS-Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Animal Biosciences | Sponsored by HighQuest Group

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