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October 9-13, 2020

 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.

New this year we will have two Food Ag Ideas events. We will host an evening event during Twin Cities Startup Week in September as well as Food Ag Ideas Week October 9-13th. 

Join us this fall!

2019 HIGHLIGHTS

10+ Grow North Speaker Sessions

Entrepreneur Education Day

Techstars Farm to Fork Demo Day

Farm Tour to the Main Street Project

The Future of Farm to School Event

Invite-Only Investor Summit

Roundtable Networking Lunches

Maker to Market Showcase

From Field to Glass: Innovation in Brewing and Distilling

Indigenous Peoples' Day Reception

Crash the Networks Happy Hour

Retail and Farmers' Market Events

2019  SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

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Jeff Harmening,

CEO & Chairman of the Board

General  Mills

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Danielle Gould,

Co-CEO/Co-Founder

Food + Tech Connect 

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Mary Grove

Partner,

Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

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Harley Butler

CMO,

SHIPT

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Eric Jackson

Founder & Chairman,

Pipeline Foods

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Sanjeev Krishnan

MD & CIO,

S2G Ventures

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Joan Gabel,

President,

University of Minnesota

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Sean Sherman

Creator/CEO

The Sioux Chef

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Perteet Spencer

Vice President,

SPINS

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Tina May

Senior Director,

Land O' Lakes

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Frank Jackman

Founder & CEO,

Local Crate

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Mike Yost

Owner,

Yost Farms 

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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PRESENTING PARTNER

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