On November 29 and 30, the Unconventional Ag team converged in Minneapolis to host the Unconventional Ag conference, welcoming nearly 250 attendees and 20 exhibitors. Dozens of industry-expert speakers, such as David Hightower of The Hightower Report, Ryan Koory of Mercaris and Mark Gutierrez of the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, discussed up-to-the-minute topics: the effect on grains from the war in Ukraine, price volatility, innovations in plant-based and cellular proteins and more. This event was newly renamed this year (previously called the Organic & Non-GMO Forum), and expanded to include more on regenerative and sustainable ag methods and emerging markets related to specialty oilseeds, grains and their bi-products.
Many thanks to our supportive sponsors - from Consolidated Grain and Barge Company to Envirologix to Scoular - and the more than 150 attending companies.
Coverage of this event included video interviews with RFD-TV with co-chair Peter Golbitz of Agromeris and event director Carrie Vita, and multiple postings in ag publications. See below for a sample.
January 17 -- Don’t Tell Farmers How to Farm, with Jake Leguee, by Chrissy Wozniak, North American Ag [video interview/podcast]
January 10 -- Soil health, regenerative ag featured at Unconventional Ag Conference, by Ken Roseboro, Organic & Non-GMO Report
December 15 -- Organic soy market expected to remain volatile, by Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News
December -- Technology, practices highlighted at Unconventional Ag, by Kincannon & Reed
December 5 -- Analyst Expects "Boom or Bust" Price Pattern in 2023, by Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News
November 16 -- Student Scholars Earn Edge on Success, by Agriview
November 16 -- Student Scholars Earn Edge on Success, by Victoria Advocate
November 16 -- Student Scholars Earn Edge on Success, by Barron News Shield
November 15 -- Take a Sneak Peek at Unconventional Ag, by Agriview
November 15 -- Saajewa Dasent-Swygart, by AgUpdate
November 1 -- Organic Can Offer Better Income Stream, by Julie Belschner, Agriview
October 29 -- Judge Plant-Based Meat Alternatives, by Agriview
October 27 -- Grab Discount Code for Unconventional Ag, by Agriview
October 18 -- Unconventional Ag: A Conference for Producers Looking for New Ideas, by Chrissy Wozniak, North American Ag [a video interview]
May 10 -- Changing World Brings New Name, by Agriview