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Advanced Search Announces 2011 Ag HR Roundtable Speakers
April 11, 2011

August 1 - 3, 2011 • West Lafayette, IN • Register Today!

It’s getting to be that time of year again…time to start thinking about (and registering) for the Ag HR Roundtable! There is no better place to connect with human resource professionals and university/ careers services staff who have a passion for the agriculture industry.  Why wait?  Register today for this fun and educational annual conference being held August 1-3, 2011 in West Lafayette, IN. is pleased to partner with ADM and Purdue University to host the 9th Annual Ag HR Roundtable on the beautiful Purdue University campus.  This event is a great educational opportunity, but participants also appreciate the exceptional networking that takes place.
In early December, the Roundtable Organizing Committee gathered in Des Moines, IA to begin to plan for the 2011 event. Thank you to those participating members of the Organizing Committee. From that brainstorming session, a number of topics were developed for the 2011 Ag HR Roundtable. Check out the conference webpage for a full schedule, further details and additional activities being planned.
Some of this year’s topics include:
·         A Focus on Human Capital Development
·         Raising the Bar – Student Recruitment into the Agriculture Industry
·         Effective Performance Management Strategies
·         Social Media in the Workplace
·         Utilizing Employer Brand to Enhance Recruitment (New and Experienced Professionals)
·         And much, much more!
To see session descriptions for this year’s event, click here for the full schedule!
This year's conference is full of relevant topics and speakers. We are excited to announce the line-up of speakers that will be joining us at this year’s Roundtable:
o    Dean Jay Akridge & Dr. Allan Gray, Purdue University
o    Jane Pierce, ADM
o    An exceptional panel of university/college advisors and human resource professionals
o    Pat Crawford & Suzanne Lang, Michigan State University; & Josef Broder, University of Georgia
o    Rob Burn, AAIM Employers Association
o    Mark Berry, ConAgra Foods
o    Tom Drake, Pioneer Hi-Bred
o    Eve Mayer Orsburn, Social Media Delivered
o    Darlene Godsey, Novozymes North America, Inc.
o    Marvis Meyers, AAIM Employers Association
o    Dr. Sara Mann, University of Guelph
o    Paula Beecher, Clemson University
As the economy continues to strengthen, the industry is sure to experience new and unique challenges as it relates to recruitment and retention. This year's conference will help participants explore, understand and provide solutions for how to meet some of these challenges and demands.
Beyond the educational component, don’t miss the number of fun networking opportunities!  There will be a tour of some of Purdue University's agricultural work as well as a number of optional breakfasts for morning networking.  Get exited for this year’s networking dinner on Tuesday evening- you won’t want to miss out. We will be hosting a tailgate event at the Ross Ade Stadium suites! Again, for more details regarding the Roundtable or to register- click here.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions regarding the Roundtable or registration contact the AgCareers team at

Thank you to the 2011 Roundtable Sponsors:

ADM, Purdue University, Adayana, CGB Enterprises, CHS, CHS Foundation, Dow AgriSciences, Valent, Wilbur-Ellis


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