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2020 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Canada-MN Conference Kickoff Conversation

Entrepreneur Education Day

Techstars Farm to Fork Demo Day

Invite-Only Investor Summit

Minority Virtual Trade Show

Local Product Boxes from Chefs and Entrepreneurs of Color

 

15+ Grow North Speaker Sessions

Crash the Networks Happy Hour

COVID-Friendly In-Person events

Free FAI T-Shirt

 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 Winter!

Get excited! Food, Ag Ideas Week will be coming to you virtually in December! Thought leadership, networking, industry leading topics and more awaits you at this year's conference.  
 
We will be kicking off with the Techstars Farm to Fork Demo Day, a robust Education day that meets entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, and three full days of content spanning Food Systems, Agriculture, and CPG.

2020 SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

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.