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Make Education & Networking a Priority in 2019: Ag & Food HR Roundtable

July 30 – Aug. 1, 2019 • Ames, IA
Hosted by BASF & Iowa State University


The top human resource trends impacting agricultural businesses, students, and the industry are the foundation for sessions at the 2019 Ag & Food HR Roundtable. Based on participant feedback, along with suggestions from the Roundtable Organizing Committee, we’ve established a full slate of topics that are having a profound impact on industry HR professionals, managers, collegiate staff, and association representatives. Continuing education credits will be available for these and other learning opportunities:

  • Manage Change: Don’t Let Change Manage You
  • Development Programs: Retention Trend or Necessity?
  • Assessments: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Winning the Battle for New Graduate Talent
  • AI is Everywhere! Even in HR
  • Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace
  • On the Horizon in Agriculture & Food
  • International Students: A Key Piece of the Puzzle
  • Where Are They Now? Retaining Young Professionals
  • I’m the Manager? Who, Me?
  • Onboarding for Retention

Check out the full agenda for learning and networking experiences.

Join us at the home of the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa, July 30 – August 1, 2019, for this year’s Ag & Food HR Roundtable. Hosted by BASF and Iowa State University, this high-caliber Human Resources Conference is a tool to provide global talent solutions in agriculture and food and build the pipeline of talent to the industry.

Beyond the educational component, participants can expect plenty of opportunities to network with collegiate career services staff and faculty, HR and recruiting professionals, association representatives, and other agricultural industry leaders.

It’s not too soon to register and receive the early bird discounted price. Learn how we are feeding the world with talent by attending the 2019 Ag & Food HR Roundtable.

We are grateful for our hosts and sponsors of the 2019 Roundtable. Currently, sponsors include BASF, Iowa State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Corteva, Gavilon Group, Noble Research Institute, OK Foods, Syngenta, and Wilbur-Ellis. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and provide a unique branding experience as well as a direct connection to many of the leading career services and faculty serving the agricultural academic pipeline.

Is your organization interested in sponsoring the Roundtable? Contact Erika Osmundson with at