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Expertise Abounds: 2019 Ag & Food HR Roundtable Speaker Lineup Release


As the 2019 Ag & Food HR Roundtable approaches, is pleased to announce this year’s presenters. Register now so you don’t miss this exceptional lineup of speakers.

Headlining the event is Sarah Noll Wilson, a notable, engaging speaker on problem solving and disrupting the status quo. Not afraid to ask ‘Why?’ or ‘Why not?’, Sarah will take participants on a captivating journey about the power of change. Change is inevitable, but how one deals with change is really where the story is written. Energize and spark a change in yourself to manage change, not let change manage you.

The Roundtable will feature experts in a variety of areas from leadership, to agriculture and food jobs on the horizon, and winning the battle for new graduate talent, to development programming, and so much more.

Participants will gain a mix of sessions that involve all 200+ participants as well as the ability to select from a variety of concurrent sessions to really hone in on areas of interest respective to their own organizations. All sessions will focus on practical takeaways that can be implemented upon return to your workplace (or maybe even before you return!).

This year’s speaker lineup:

Manage Change: Don’t Let Change Manage You Sarah Noll Wilson

I’m the Leader? Who Me? - Special Guest

On the Horizon in Agriculture & Food – Billi Hunt, Cultivation Corridor

Winning the Battle for New Graduate Talent – Panel moderated by Paula Beecher, Clemson University

Development Programs: Retention Trend or Necessity? – Jennifer Hackett, BASF

Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace – To be announced

Where are They Now? Retaining Young Professionals – Returning guests: Nathan Johnston, Beck’s Hybrids, Andrew Lauver, Syngenta, and Emily Webster, Elanco

AI is Everywhere! Even in HR – Kara Yarnot, HireClix

International Students: A Key Piece of the Puzzle – Deb Vance & Katherine Worley, Iowa State University

Onboarding for Retention – Drew Ratterman, Corteva

LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace – Brad Freihoefer, Iowa State University

Assessments: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Kara Yarnot, HireClix

Do you gather HRCI or SHRM credits? The Ag & Food HR Roundtable is a great way to get many credits through one event. Our content program last year was awarded 8.75 credits towards both recertification programs. We expect similar credits for this year’s event.

Don’t wait, get registered today to take advantage of our early registration rate and guarantee your spot in some of the many optional networking opportunities available. Join us July 30 through August 1, 2019 in Ames, IA as we work together to solve some of today’s biggest challenges in recruitment and retention within agriculture and food!