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

FOOD | AG | IDEAS 

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

Join us this Fall!

Food, Ag, Ideas Week will be coming back both virtually and in person this year – hybrid model here we come!  Mark your calendars for October 1 – 7th for a week of innovative conversations, networking, and fun events!

This year we will be keeping all of the panels and speakers virtual to maximize accessibility - with folks attending from 3 countries and over 20 states last year we want to make sure everyone can tune in for great content!

And to deliver the convening, connecting, and networking you’ve come to expect and enjoy at FAI, we will have multiple opportunities to meet in person both on track days and at larger events.

We will provide additional updates in the coming weeks but exciting things are coming together for FAI so stay tuned!

WHAT CAN 

YOU EXPECT?

We are bringing together thought leaders from across Minnesota and the country to discuss innovative questions and opportunities facing the industry on topics such as food waste, soil health and regenerative agriculture, indigenous food systems, the future of farming, and more.

Inspiration

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Each event is designed to give you a connection or follow up opportunity to stay engaged with the overall community or the group working on your interest.  

New Ways to

Engage & Act

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With the depth and breadth of our community, you will have the opportunity to meet individuals who touch and shape all aspects of the value chain.

Authentic Networking

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By featuring different points of view that might not always agree, we showcase how the future of food and agriculture is multi-faceted and requires a new type of conversation with a diverse set of stakeholders.  

Different Perspectives

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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"

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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