We had an amazing time at the 2018 Summit and are now gearing up for our 2019 Summit in Des Moines, IA! This year, we are taking the program online with the Convene app! Click the button below to learn how to get started with the Convene app.

2019 Summit At-A-Glance

Day 1 // Wednesday, June 19th

8:15 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

8:15 am - 4:45 pm

 

6:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm             


Pre-Summit Launch and Iowa Ag Experience Check-in

Pre-Summit Launch | Teach Ag Ed FAST Program

Pre-Summit Iowa Ag Experience Sponsored by Bayer

  • 8:15 am | Meet in hotel lobby/load vans or bus (depart promptly at 8:30 a.m.)

  • 9:10 am | Tour C & M Acres Fiber Mill and Alpaca Farm - Maxwell, Iowa

  • 10:45-1:30 pm | Tour Bayer Crop Science Learning Center and Lunch - Huxley, Iowa

  • 2:00 pm | Tour Iowa State University Dairy Farm - Ames, Iowa

  • 3:00 pm | Tour Iowa State University Swine Farm - Ames, Iowa

  • 4:45 pm | Return to Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Registration Opens

Official Summit Kick-off Party and Engagement Center Grand Opening

End of Day 1 of Summit


Day 2 // Thursday, June 20th

7:45 am - 9:00 am

9:00 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 11:15 am

11:15 am – 11:30 am

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm 




Networking Breakfast and Registration

Welcome & Opening Enrichment Experience

Networking Break

Opening Keynote Speaker | Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel

Leadership Lens | Mark Poeschl

Transition

Concurrent Workshop Session "A"

  • Featured Panel: Ag Education Leadership | Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag Campaign
  • Moving Beyond Complacency: Strengthening and Sustaining LGBTQIA Inclusivity | Jody Randall, Texas Tech University
  • Land Access for Regenerative Farmers | Hannah Breckbill, Humble Hands Harvest
  • D&I Research Efforts in Agriculture: Data and Scope | Dr. Kyle Jordan, BASF; Jeremie Wade, John Deere; and Christopher McCallin, BASF.

Lunch: Birds of a Feather Meet-up

POWER Talk | Cody Dvorak

POWER Talk | Jessie Lumpkins

Leadership Lens | Carol Taylor-Shim

Transition

Solutions Room: Part 1

  • Room 1: Food Insecurity
  • Room 2: Demographic Changes
  • Room 3: LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth
  • Room 4: HIV Stigma

Networking Break

Diversity and Inclusion Fishbowl Discussion

  • Moderator: Ben Kerrick, Karen Karp & Partners
  • Hannah Breckbill, Humble Hands Harvest
  • Ash Bruxvoort, Women, Food and Agriculture Network
  • Steven Williams, Eat Greater Des Moines
  • Liza Lierberman, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Dinner

  • Presentation: Best Practices of Employee Resources Groups | Dr. Kyle Jordan, BASF
  • Presentation: Where We Call Home: LGBT People in Rural America | Logan Casey, Policy Researcher for the Movement Advancement Project

VIP Reception | Invite Only

Collegiate Experience Night

End of Day 2 of Summit


Day 3 // Friday, June 21st

8:00 am – 9:15 am

9:15 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am – 9:45 am 

9:45 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 10:15 am

10:15 am – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 12:00 pm




 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Breakfast and Research Poster Session

POWER Talk | Caroline Clarin

Leadership Lens | Barbara Coty

POWER Talk | Perry Harlow

Leadership Lens | Amy Baldwin

Networking Break

Concurrent Workshop Session "B"

  • Featured Panel: USDA D&I Roundtable | Meghan Walter, USDA NRCS
  • Enhancing Diversity Efforts in Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture | Dave Winston, Virginia Tech
  • Rural Strategies for Working with LGBTQ Youth and Families | Joseph Rand, University of Minnesota
  • Assembling the Team: Building Coalitions for Social Change | Coleman Simpson, North Carolina State University
  • Christianity and Queer Identity | Brandon Roiger, University of Minnesota

Impact Luncheon | Presentation: Tyson Innovation Lab’s journey to disrupt traditional business processes and categories

Solutions Room: Part 2

  • Room 1: Food Insecurity
  • Room 2: Demographic Changes
  • Room 3: LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth
  • Room 4: HIV Stigma

Networking Break

Closing Keynote Speaker | Andy Armbruster

Closing Enrichment Experience

Awards Gala

End of the 5th Annual Summit



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