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2020 Ag & Food HR Roundtable Topics Announced

By Erika Osmundson, Director of Marketing


Planning for the 2020 Ag & Food HR Roundtable is one of my favorite activities for the year. We bring together a small group of industry peers and brainstorm what’s hot in today’s HR world, particularly within the agriculture and food sectors. The group is never short of ideas, challenges and opportunities and I’m amazed by the variety of new ideas.

As our industry and roles continue to evolve, that theme rang through many of the topics suggested. We look forward to this year’s Roundtable, August 4 – 6 in Omaha, NE, to share learning, collaboration and networking on the following topics.

General Session Topics
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  • Tomorrow’s Workforce: Not Yesterday’s Employees

  • The Agriculture and Food Industry of Tomorrow

  • Diversifying Diversity

  • The Non-Traditional Workplace

  • Knocking Down Rural Recruiting Stereotypes

  • Having the Mental Health Conversation



Concurrent Sessions
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  • Collaborating to Leverage the Student/Employer Relationship

  • Taking the ‘Scary’ Out of International Candidate Recruitment

  • Ask the Expert: Assessment Application

  • Educational Professional – Beg, Borrow & Share

  • Social Branding for Recruitment

  • Communication for Workplace Challenges



New this year, we are offering an add-on workshop – ‘Mental Health: Navigating for Workplace and Employee Benefit.’ Through the Organizing Committee’s discussions, we realized that this was just too big of a topic to cover in one session. You can conveniently add this on to your Roundtable registration for yourself, but we also encourage you to bring your leaders, people managers and colleagues along. There is an option to register just for the workshop component.

Plus, don’t forget all the fun social activities that are great for networking! We’ll be sure to build plenty of time in to meet up with old friends and meet new industry contacts.

For session descriptions and additional Roundtable details, visit and the conference webpage.

Thank you to this year’s Roundtable Organizing Committee. You’ve helped to outline a terrific educational event.


We’ll see you in Omaha, NE, August 4 - 6, 2020!