In the Press: WIA Summit 2021, 10th Anniversary Event

HighQuest Group hosts several major agricultural conferences a year, including the Women in Agribusiness Summit series, the Global AgInvesting series and the Organic & Non-GMO Forum.

Please see the links below for a sampling of the media coverage from the 10th anniversary Women in Agribusiness Summit, which was back to in-person (with a virtual option as well) after having the 2020 event be fully remote due to a global pandemic.


The event, which took place 21-23 September in Minneapolis, attracted nearly 400 in-person attendees and almost 300 virtual attendees from dozens of U.S. states and several other countries. Attendees enjoyed presentations on current topics, such as global trade, the protein PACT, sustainability and climate change, and understanding the plant-based consumer. WIA also recognized this year's Demeter Award of Excellence recipients, walked attendees through a virtual tour of AquaBounty, a land-based salmon farm, and celebrated farmers in its annual, ever-popular female producer panel.


Here's what some of the press stories had to say:


DECEMBER 2021


November 16 -- Climate change a hot topic at Women in Agribusiness Summit, by Susan Reidy, World Grain


NOVEMBER 2021


November 16 -- Tackling the sustainability challenge, by Susan Reidy, World Grain (see page 62)


November 1 -- Farm fields can now be checked via AgMRI, Fresh Plaza


OCTOBER 2021


October 27 -- Farm fields get checkup via MRI, by Mindy Ward, Farm Progress


October 22 -- Max Armstrong looks at some hot topics raised at the recent Women in Agribusiness conference, Max Armstrong's Daily Updates, RFD-TV

October 20 -- Meat industry works to boost consumer trust, by Mindy Ward, Beef magazine (NOTE: This story also appeared in Farm Progress).


October 12 -- Panel of women farmers addresses ag's challenges, by Paula Mohr, The Farmer


SEPTEMBER 2021


September 23 -- Happy anniversary to WIA, Twitter post by Megan Schilling, Successful Farming

September 23 -- “Innovation for the future is finding the right balance for farmers, agriculture, and future generations.”, Twitter post by Megan Schilling, Successful Farming


September 22 -- The contribution of farmers is center stage in regards to climate and sustainability, Twitter post by Megan Schilling, Successful Farming


September 22 -- USDA Deputy Secretary encourages women to get involved, RFD-TV


September 22 -- Change toward positive sustainability efforts takes time, Twitter post by Megan Schilling, Successful Farming


September 22 -- Supply chain issues continue to disrupt agriculture, by Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News


September -- Calendar: Women in Agribusiness Summit 2021, from North Carolina Biotechnology Center


September 22 -- Fite says plant-based is not an industry that needs to take on or replace the meat industry, Twitter post by Megan Schilling, Successful Farming


September 22 -- The scale of transporting inputs and outputs is mind boggling, Twitter post by Megan Schilling, Successful Farming

September 22 -- Solutions in transportation, trade, commerce and ag can come from:..., Twitter post by Megan Schilling, Successful Farming


September 9 -- Highlights of the upcoming 2021 Women in Agribusiness Summit. An interview with Joy O'Shaughnessy, Market Day Report with Janet Adkison, RFD-TV


September -- Calendar: Women in Agribusiness Summit 2021, World Grain


September 5 -- Women In Agribusiness Summit September 21-23, 2021, iGrow News


AUGUST 2021


August -- Calendar: Korn Ferry to sponsor WIA event, Korn Ferry

August 5 -- WIA Summit covers sustainability, global trade and climate change, Feed & Grain


August 4 -- Women in Agribusiness announces its keynote, other speakers, AgriMarketing


August -- A preview to WIAS 2021 with Joy O’Shaughnessy, event director, Facebook post


May 2021


May 7 -- HighQuest ag conferences return to in-person events, AgriMarketing


May 6 -- HighQuest returns to in-person events in second half of 2021, by Susan Reidy, World Grain