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Dynamic Speaker Schedule Set for 2013 HR Roundtable
August 6 - 8, 2013 • Johnston, IA • Register Today!

It’s time to register for the 2013 Ag & Food HR Roundtable! There is no better place to connect with fellow human resource professionals and collegiate career services staff with a passion for the agricultural and food industries. is pleased to be hosting the 11th Ag HR & Food Roundtable, August 6 - 8, 2013 on the campus of DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa. This event is a great educational opportunity, but participants also say the networking opportunities are priceless. We expect nearly 200 attendees at this year’s conference!

In its eleventh year, the level of content and educational resources provided to participants of the Roundtable is unmatched in the industry. is happy to announce the line-up ofspeakers for the 2013 North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable:

  • Dr. Scott Vernon, Cal Poly State University
  • Rod Hamilton, Christensen Farms
  • Lisa Rosser, The Value of a Veteran
  • Jason Lauritsen, Talent Anarchy
  • Richard Kantor, Aon Hewitt
  • Tim Glowa, Aon Hewitt
  • Laura Nguyen, DuPont Pioneer

We will also have panels of knowledgeable industry and career services staff during the Roundtable. A couple additional speakers will be announced soon.

This year’s topics will set the stage for what is sure to be a remarkable event. The 2013 Roundtable Organizing Committee met in December to help provide input and select hot topics that human resource professionals, managers, university/college staff and associations within the agriculture industry are currently facing. Some of this year’s topics include:



  • Evaluating Today's Talent Pipeline
  • Collaborations of Industry and Education to Fill Industry Needs
  • Effective Recruitment Strategies of Returning Veterans
  • Engaging Multiple Generations in the Workplace Through Reward Programs
  • Succession Planning Best Practices


Check out the conference webpage for a full schedule of educational sessions and other details.

Beyond the traditional educational sessions, the Organizing Committee has planned another year of fun, social events to get in plenty of networking, such as an optional Tour of DuPont Pioneer’s Campus, the Welcome Reception, Table Topics breakfast, White Paper Development breakfast, and a fun networking dinner.

NEW: We are also offering an add-on workshop for those responsible for compensation and benefits. This special workshop on August 8 will incorporate main sessions from the Roundtable and supplemental sessions following the close of the Roundtable. Sessions will be specific to compensation and benefits issues, including Sales Compensation for Business Leaders and Marketing Benefit Programs for Maximum Employee Use. Add this track onto your Roundtable registration for a discounted rate.

You can register today by clicking here. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for the event, click here and provide your contact information. If you have any questions, please or call 800.929.8975.


PART 1: ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of Successful Internship Programs - April 19 

PART 2: Preparing Managers for a Successful Internship - April 26 

11 a.m. Eastern
$189 for one or $300 for both Click here for details and to register!