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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag Awards Event
12:00 p.m.

Welcome: Why We Gather | Sarah Day Levesque

12:12 p.m.

Reflections on Where We Are Today

A brief look at where we are as leaders in 2020 and what we hope to accomplish in the hours ahead.

12:25 p.m.

Recap of Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag Awards

12:30 p.m. | Networking Breakout 1
12:35 p.m. | Networking Breakout 2
12:40 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Moving Agriculture & Food Forward…Together

Moderated by: Matt Barry, Western Complex
Panelists: Angela Ichwan, Ardent Mills; Megan Cornish, Food Maven; Ron Rabou, Rabou Farms

In order to address both the significant challenges facing the food system, understanding and collaboration across diverse players in the food system is necessary. Our expert panelists representing different points in the supply chain will discuss the power of collaboration to create innovative solutions that move all stakeholder missions forward.

1:20 p.m.

Panel Q&A

1:35 p.m.

Featured Presentation: Making Soil Health a Food Systems Priority

Dr. Ratan Lal, The Ohio State University
2020 World Food Prize Winner

Soil plays a critical role for people and organizations at all points in the food system. Healthy soil provides the essential nutrients, biology, water, oxygen, and root support that food-producing plants need to thrive, create higher yields, and contribute to greater food security. Soil plays a key role in sequestering carbon and addressing climate change. Soil health is a determining factor in the nutritional levels of our food. And soil health and productivity deeply influence the economic viability and resiliency of our food system.
2020 World Food Prize Winner and renowned soil scientist, Dr. Rattan Lal, to our August 18 event to share his thoughts on how we can work to make soil health a food systems priority. No matter your role in the food system, his words will leave you both inspired and more knowledgeable about the powerful role of soil.

2:00 p.m.

Q&A with Dr. Rattan Lal

2:10 p.m.

Breakout Discussions

2:30 p.m. | Networking Breakout 3
2:35 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Moving Agriculture & Food Forward…Together

Allison Kopf, CEO, Artemis

Allison Kopf is the founder and CEO of Artemis Ag, the leading agriculture technology platform serving the fruit, vegetable, floriculture, cannabis, and hemp industries. In 2019 she was named to Forbes’ list of 30 under 30. She’ll share how innovation – in both technology and thought – has played a role in both her development as a leader and in creating solutions in agriculture.

2:50 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Building Resilient Operations

Tre’ Cates, nRhythm

Food systems leadership is not only about meeting the needs of the markets you are serving, it’s also about building a healthy work environment internally. As the program wraps up, Tre’ will walk through the lessons learned and provide some key insights on how you can apply the day’s teachings to building a more resilient organization.

3:25 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Program ends

All listed times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)