The Naturally MN Progress Prizes are awarded to celebrate and motivate those individuals and companies in the Minnesota Food and Agriculture natural products ecosystem who inspire and engage in meaningful and sustainable ways.
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,
In 2023, the theme of FAI is focused on the Future of Food + Ag Innovation: Healthy People, Planet. Centering the ways in which the food system operates is critical to ensure the future and sustainability of our value chain.
Come ready to learn and network on October 9th and 10th for the two days of panels at the Minnesota History Center, and don't miss out on the array of pre-conference events and experiences starting on October 3rd.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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
"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..."
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.