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  • Tuesday, June 11 | 8 to 11 a.m. CT

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  • Introduction

    Dr. Greg LardyJoe and Norma Peltier Vice President for Agriculture, North Dakota State University

    Industry Insights

    Next-Gen Ag

    Billi Hunt
    , Executive Director, America's Cultivation Corridor

    Keynote Address

    Megatrends in Agriculture, Trade and Marketing

    Dr. William Wilson
    , Professor, North Dakota State University

    Dr. Wilson was named one of the top 10 Agriculture Economists of 1995 and has since continued to advise major agribusiness firms worldwide and write, speak and publish materials on the topic, receiving several honors and awards along the way. Dr. Wilson is a distinguished Agribusiness and Applied Economics professor at North Dakota State University.

    The agriculture sector isn't just vital to our Midwest economy, it contributes roughly $1.420 trillion to the U.S. GDP and solidifies the United States as the world's second-largest agriculture trader. This means, the U.S., and specifically the Midwest region, has a profound impact on the international economic stage. Dr. Wilson will analyze this critical role, as well as sector and industry trends, and how it all impacts our position and strength on the global scale. 

     Industry Insights

    Good Jobs Challenge Opportunity


    Jenna MuellerExecutive Director, FMWF Chamber Foundation

    Expert Panel

    A Commodity Conversation

    Josh Gackle
    , President, American Soybean Association
    Neil Rockstad, President, American Sugarbeet Growers Association
    Krista SwansonLead Economist, National Corn Growers Association
    Moderated by Bobby Ness, Senior Vice President of Food & Agribusiness, Bremer Bank

    Keynote Address

    The Future of Ag Policy

    Zach Ducheneaux
    Farm Service Agency Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Industry Insights


    Hollie Mackey
    , CEO, FARMS

    Industry Insights

    Carbon Capture

    Bruce Rastetter
    Founder & Executive Chairman, Summit Agricultural Group

    Closing Remarks

    Shannon Full
    , President & CEO, FMWF Chamber



    AgTech Week is an agriculture and technology-focused week hosted by dedicated organizations in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. The week will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the region's commitment to the sector and adjacent industries by bringing together leaders from across the community, region and nation to solve challenges, strengthen partnerships and accelerate FMWF's innovation and leadership in this space.

    The major AgTech Week events

    Midwest Agriculture Summit
    June 11 | 8 to 11 a.m.

    Bushel Buddy Seat Conference
    June 11-12

    Cultivate Conference
    June 13 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


     The Midwest Summits are co-hosted by 31 chambers and associations across Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These co-hosts provide additional connections and relationships, offer programming ideas and insight, showcase the live stream in their own communities, and receive well-deserved recognition at each summit. The Midwest Summits are hosted in person in the FMWF area and are also live-streamed across the Upper Midwest at no cost to viewers. The live stream can be accessed through the FMWF Chamber's website and is broadcasted on every Forum Communications digital news site in 22 markets across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    Do you want to become a co-hosting organization?
    The process is simple! Please email Katherine at kgrindberg@fmwfchamber.com. Scroll toward the bottom of this page to see all involved chambers and associations.

    Midwest Ag Summit Premier Sponsor

    Gold Sponsors


    Media Sponsors


    Silver Sponsors


    Venue Sponsor

    Corporate Sponsors

    American Federal Bank | Bank of North Dakota | Eide Bailly LLP
    North Dakota State College of Science | SB&B Foods | Starion Bank | Razor Tracking

    Event Production Sponsor

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    Midwest Summit Co-hosts




       Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce