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2015 Ag & Food HR Roundtable Schedule Announced 

August 4 – 6, 2015 • St. Louis, MO • Register Now! is pleased to bring our 13th Annual North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable to St. Louis, Missouri. Plan to join us for the Roundtable August 4 – 6, 2015, hosted by Monsanto. You won’t want to miss this exceptional opportunity for networking, continuing education and entertainment. Last year the Roundtable had record-breaking attendance, and we hope to continue the trend in 2015!

The Ag & Food HR Roundtable is the premier North American event for HR and educational professionals that provides relevant content examining recruitment and retention specifically within the ag and food industry. The combination of HR and educational professionals provides a unique and rewarding networking experience not found anywhere else. is excited to announce the line-up of topics selected for the 2015 North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable. The Roundtable Organizing Committee met in December to provide input and help select hot topics for human resource professionals, managers, university/college staff and associations within the agricultural industry. From this brainstorming session, the following topics were outlined: 

2015 Roundtable Topic Schedule

  • It is All About Branding
  • The Workforce Landscape: A C-Suite Perspective
  • Is Cultural Fit Really that Important?
  • Working Toward a Common Goal—Student Recruitment Panel
  • Performance Management in our Industry
  • The Hiring Process—Employer Unplugged
  • A Driving Force: Integrating Analytics into Recruiting
  • Handling Difficult Conversations in Agriculture
  • Redefining Diversity Recruitment
  • Beg, Borrow, and Share University Session
  • Strategic College Recruiting for Small & Mid-Sized Organizations
  • International Recruitment

This year’s topics will set the stage for what will surely be a successful event. Beyond the traditional educational sessions, the Organizing Committee has planned another year of enjoyable social events to get in plenty of networking, such as tours of Monsanto, the Welcome Reception, Table Topics breakfast, Best Practices Roundtable Discussions breakfast, and a fun networking dinner.

We will again offer an add-on workshop, but feature a NEW topic for 2015—Military Recruitment. This special Military Recruitment add-on workshop will incorporate main sessions from the Roundtable and supplemental sessions following the close of the Roundtable specific to military veteran recruitment. Add this track onto your Roundtable registration for a discounted rate. Topics include: The Ins and Outs of Sourcing Military Talent, Successfully Interpreting Military Experience, and A Look at a Military Recruitment Success Story.

We would once again like to thank our host, Monsanto. We would also like to thank sponsors of this event: Bayer CropScience, Cargill, CHS, Inc., The FFA Foundation, Dow AgroSciences, Valent, Wilbur-Ellis, Bunge and CGB Enterprises, Inc. Without their support, we would not be able to offer such an event. There are still limited spots available for sponsorship; if you are interested, please contact Erika Osmundson at or 800.672.8552 x28. 

You can register today by clicking here. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for the event, please click here and provide your contact information. If you have any questions, email We hope you can join us in August!