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Why You Should Register for the 2014 Ag and Food HR Roundtable Now

The 2014 North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable is just around the corner and the early bird registration discount is only available through this Friday! Plan to attend the premier North American event for HR and educational professionals in the agriculture and food industries. This one-of-a-kind conference is August 5-7, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

You won’t want to miss the great networking and educational opportunities scheduled for this year’s event. Click here to register for the Ag & Food HR Roundtable and take advantage of the early bird discount by June 13, 2014.

In case you aren’t sure about attending or need help to convince your manager why it is important to attend, here are ten great reasons why every human resource professional, business leader, university/college career services staff and association representative within the agribusiness industry should attend:

  1. The Ag & Food HR Roundtable is in its 12th year and offers the most unique and rewarding peer networking experience available in the agriculture and food industries. Click here to see the companies that participated last year.
  2. Industry and key college/university professionals can interact with each other in one location during networking times. Not only are connections on this level necessary for successful internship recruitment and developing a pipeline of talent for the future, but it is a cost effective way to accomplish college recruiting initiatives by having the ability to interact with multiple organizations all at once. See who is already registered for this year’s Roundtable.
  3. The Roundtable is an excellent opportunity to gain industry knowledge outside of your specific industry sector. We know that many human resource professionals don’t necessarily have an agriculture background, so this event is helpful to gain insight into the industry as a whole.
  4. Relevant content around topics suggested by past participants and requested specifically by a committee of industry HR leaders. To see a list of the companies represented on the Organizing Committee, click here.
  5. Program tracks designed to offer a one-of-a-kind customized learning experience. Not only do we offer several keynote sessions, we also offer two sets of concurrent sessions that are focused on varying track areas - HR Management, Recruiting Practices, and University/College focused content, along with Small to Mid-Size Organization, Large Organization and Compensation & Benefits tracks. These tracks, as well as our keynote sessions, are being led by some exceptional speakers this year.
  6. This year’s Roundtable conference has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for recertification credit hours. Previous roundtable participants have received (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification.
  7. Back by popular demand is the optional Compensation and Benefits Add-on Workshop. This special workshop incorporates main sessions from the Roundtable along with supplemental sessions following the close of the Roundtable. These targeted sessions will address benefit plans, incentives vs. base pay and total reward offerings.
  8. Brainstorming sessions allow for idea sharing and industry benchmarking. New viewpoints can provide fresh ideas on best practices and policies that can be applied to your business.
  9. FUN activities and a fast paced agenda – the conference wouldn’t be the same without the many networking activities, such as the Welcome Reception, Wednesday Evening Networking Dinner and optional breakfasts. These events can all be found on the schedule of events.
  10. Time away from the office and daily grind is always rejuvenating. This conference is sure to do that!

Click on the video to learn more about the Ag & Food HR Roundtable.

We would like to thank the conference host, CHS. As well, we’d like to thank our sponsors, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Cargill, CGB Enterprises, Inc., CHS, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, National FFA Organization, Land O’Lakes, Syngenta, Valent and Wilbur-Ellis.

For more information or to register, please click here. Register by this Friday, June 13 to receive the early bird discount! We hope to see you in August!