We have been working with the MinnWest Technology Campus for the past 6 years to produce this conference in Willmar, MN. This interesting conference attracts 150+ Ag & Animal Science professionals, producers, investors and researchers.

With the change of the conference focus to include Ag along with Animal Science, the goal is to bring these groups together to get the conversation going and act as a catalyst for change and create a cohesive effort to educate, change perceptions and share important advancements in our industry.

Key topics the conference will focus on include:

  • Animal welfare
  • GMO labeling
  • Perception overall of industry – including consumer perception
  • Policy and regulatory issues
  • Sustainability/Feeding the World – What responsibility does our industry have?

Keynote Session: Know GMO

Speaker: Robert Saik

Robert is founder of The Agri-Trend® Group of Companies, Professional Agrologist and a Certified Agricultural Consultant. In addition to being a keen entrepreneur, Rob’s technical strengths lie in soil chemistry, plant physiology and crop nutrition. He is a passionate keynote speaker addressing audiences on the importance of modern agriculture. His 2014 TEDx talk, entitled “Will Agriculture be ALLOWED to feed 9 Billion People” is a popular on-line reference and has been viewed over 90,000 times.

Robert is also the author of an Amazon 2014 Best of Books, “The Agriculture Manifesto” – 10 Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the next Decade. He is the Executive Producer of KNOW GMO the MOVIE a full feature movie project looking at the advancements of technology use in agriculture. This global, film festival quality documentary will be “an uplifting discussion about food” and is currently being filmed with planned release for the spring of 2016.

For more about the event check out the website!