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                 Presenters Set for 2014 HR Roundtable

  August 5-7, 2014 • Minneapolis, MN • Register Today for the Early Bird Discount!


It's time to register for the 2014 Ag & Food HR Roundtable and learn from our engaging lineup of speakers! 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.

The 12th Annual Ag & Food HR Roundtable will be held August 5-7, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN, hosted by CHS, Inc. This event is a great educational opportunity, but participants also say the networking opportunities are priceless. We hope to continue to grow from our record attendance of 225 professionals last year!

In its twelfth year, the level of content and educational resources provided to participants of the Roundtable is unmatched in our industry. is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2014 North American Ag & Food HR Roundtable:

  • Nicole Price, Cy Wakeman
  • Sarah Wilson, Farmer on a Mission
  • Bob Treadway, Treadway & Associates, Inc.
  • Dave Maxheimer, Hagie Manufacturing Co.
  • Jason Lauritsen, Talent Anarchy
  • Ann Bares, Altura Consulting Group
  • Jennifer Burnett, CSX Transportation


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

This year's topics will set the stage for what is sure to be a noteworthy event. The 2014 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:

  • Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Rural Areas
  • Strategic HR for Multiple Locations
  • Uncovering Unique Talent Pools
  • Reward & Retention- What Really Matters?
  • Overcoming Challenges of Connecting on Campus
  • AgVocacy: Professionally Representing Our Profession

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, including the Welcome Reception, Table Topics Breakfast, Networking Dinner and Best Practices Roundtable Discussion Breakfast.

Back in 2014 by popular demand, we are again offering the add-on workshop for those responsible for compensation and benefits. This special workshop on August 7 will incorporate main sessions from the Roundtable and supplemental sessions after the event. Sessions will be specific to compensation and benefits issues, including Communicating Total Rewards Offerings through the Ranks and The Big Debate: Incentive vs. Base Pay. 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 email or call 800.929.8975