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 PANELS.  SPEAKERS. NETWORKING. TOURS.  DEMO SHOWCASES.  AND MORE!

FOOD | AG | IDEAS 

Food | Ag | Ideas, led by Naturally MN and partners, is an annual multi-day series of speakers, events, tours, and demo showcases to highlight innovative ideas, make connections across the sectors, invite leaders to join Minnesota's entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem, and move our industry forward,

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Get ready for a week of innovation and connection in the heart of Minnesota's vibrant food and agriculture scene! 


Join us for Food | Ag | Ideas Week (FAI), hosted by Naturally MN (Grow North), kicking off the first week of October. FAI is more than just an event - it's an opportunity to elevate and unite Minnesota's food and ag ecosystems while extending a warm invitation to the world to join in the conversation.


From Monday, October 7th to Wednesday, October 9th, immerse yourself in a dynamic lineup of sessions, panels, networking events, and immersive experiences.


Now in its sixth year, FAI has become a must-attend gathering for individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies alike, drawing attendees from Minnesota and beyond. This year, we're diving headfirst into regenerative agriculture practices, delving into the development of sustainable supply chains, focusing on how we can ensure the health of both people and the planet. From on-farm practices to the consumer's table, we'll explore the crucial shifts needed to preserve our planet and nourish future generations.


Join us as we navigate the major shifts shaping the future of food and agriculture. Together, let's pave the way for a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow. See you at FAI!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

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"How to Navigate Twin Cities Startup Week: With nearly 200 events and more than 17,000 expected to attend, you're going to need a game plan."

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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"Ever wonder how your favorite local beer went from the field to the bottle? Do you dream about making your homemade product into a food business? Then check out the second annual Food Ag Ideas Week..."

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"Minnesota’s Food and Ag Entrepreneurs Prepare for 2nd Startup Week"

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WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT?

Food I Ag I Ideas Week and events are developed in collaboration with partners across the ecosystem to spotlight industry leaders and drive connectivity.  

We believe cultivating and scaling new ideas is a team effort and so we bring together leaders, topics and perspectives from across the sectors.

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