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

  • Human Resources

  • Executives

  • 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

LGBTQ+ Allies

  • 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