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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

Danielle Gould,

Co-CEO/Co-Founder

Food + Tech Connect 

Mary Grove

Partner,

Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Harley Butler

CMO,

SHIPT

Eric Jackson

Founder & Chairman,

Pipeline Foods

Sanjeev Krishnan

MD & CIO,

S2G Ventures

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Joan Gabel,

President,

University of Minnesota

Sean Sherman

Creator/CEO

The Sioux Chef

Perteet Spencer

Vice President,

SPINS

Tina May

Senior Director,

Land O' Lakes

Frank Jackman

Founder & CEO,

Local Crate

Mike Yost

Owner,

Yost Farms 

WHAT CAN 

YOU EXPECT?

Inspiration

New Ways to

Engage & Act

Authentic Networking

Different Perspectives

"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..."

"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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