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Engaging Speakers to Address Industry Trends at 2016 HR Roundtable
August 2-4, 2016 • Des Moines, IA • Register Today for the Early Bird Discount


A nationally recognized speaker, human resources experts, ag industry professionals and collegiate staff will share their knowledge as speakers at the 14th Annual North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable.  Have fun, network and learn from our dynamic lineup of presenters!  


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 agriculture and food industries.  Register now for the 2016 Ag & Food HR Roundtable to receive the early bird discount.


The 14th Annual Ag & Food HR Roundtable will be held August 2-4, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa hosted by DuPont Ag & Nutrition.  The Roundtable is a great educational opportunity, but participants also say the networking opportunities are priceless.  Last year more than 200 professionals joined in this one-of-a-kind event!



In its fourteenth year, the level of content and educational resources Roundtable participants receive is unmatched in our industry. is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2016 North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable:


  • David Okerlund, Special Guest
  • Michael Patrick, DuPont Pioneer
  • Mike Pearson, Market to Market
  • Kara Yarnot, Meritage Talent Solutions
  • Lori Vande Krol, Life Made Simple
  • Judy Alexander and Brandon Lundgren, Land O’Lakes
  • Alex Andrews, Rocky Mountain Equipment


The agenda also includes panels of knowledgeable industry and career services staff. 


This year’s topics will set the stage for what is sure to be a noteworthy event.  The 2016 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:


  • Obtaining Altitude through Attitude:  Dealing with the Challenges in Ag
  • Dynamics Influencing Human Capital
  • Have Employability Skills Changed in the Last 5 Years?
  • Finding Balance in an Ever-Connected Work World
  • Diversity Recruitment Begins with Youth
  • Big Data and Talent Acquisition
  • Creating Successful Development Programs


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


Beyond the traditional educational sessions, the Organizing Committee planned another year of fun, social events to get in plenty of networking, including a tour of DuPont, Welcome Reception, Table Topics Breakfast, Networking Dinner and Best Practices Roundtable Discussion Breakfast.  Some of the optional activities require registration in advance as space is limited. 


New to this year’s Roundtable is a Diversity Recruitment & Inclusion add-on workshop. This optional add-on program will focus on finding new talent pools, making strategic decisions on outreach, and broadening your vision of diversity recruitment.   


Complete your registration now and receive the early bird discount.  If you have any questions, please email or call 800.929.8975.  We look forward to seeing you in August at the Roundtable!