Celebrating Agriculture. Celebrating People.
June 19th - June 21st, 2019 | Des Moines, IA
About the Summit
This three-day global agriculture conference in Des Moines will feature educational opportunities including workshops, expert panels, networking mixers, and keynotes from prominent agriculture LGBT and ally industry leaders.
The purpose of the Cultivating Change Summit is to bring together agriculture LGBT employees, human resources and diversity and inclusion professionals, employee resources group leaders, executives and organizational leaders, allies and others who are working toward an equitable industry environment for LGBT agriculturist everywhere.
Over 200 global agriculture leaders and partners will join together to share strategies and best practices to create a community inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions within the food, fiber, and natural resources industry.
Who Should Attend
Agriculture Industry Professionals
Farmers and Ranchers
Employee Resource Groups
Organizations and Societies
Agricultural Education professionals
Cooperative Extension Agents
State and Regional Agricultural Education professionals
Leaders in educational organizations and societies
Collegiate and Academic Leaders
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences undergraduate and graduate students
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences faculty and staff
Agriculturalists who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community
Friends and family of LGBTQ+ agriculturalists
What You’ll Experience
Unique and elevated professional development opportunities
Network with a purpose and expand your human capital
Collaborate and share best practices for solving problems facing the industry
Activate with tools and resources to take back and implement in your community
WED Registration: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
WED Opening Reception: TBD
THU & FRI Registration: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
THU & FRI Summit Venue: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 5030