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Welcome to the Abstract Scorecard, the breakout session submission site
for the Sustainable Agriculture Summit


The Sustainable Agriculture Summit is the premier sustainability event for agriculture and by agriculture, bringing together farmers, suppliers, processors, brands, academia, conservation organizations and the public sector to surface actionable insights that spur collective action and deliver lasting impact on environment, social, and economic sustainability in U.S. agriculture.

The Sustainable Agriculture Summit endeavors to incorporate voices from individuals and organizations representing diverse demographics and all segments of the value chain. It is a meeting place to explore a variety of sustainability topics in ways that ensure a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue reflective of the realities of the interconnected challenges and opportunities faced by the agriculture industry.

Recognizing the importance of varied perspectives and approaches in addressing the complexities of sustainable agriculture, Summit organizers are pleased to seek stakeholder proposals for breakout sessions on topics like climate action, water quality, soil health, farm profitability, ESG, biodiversity, racial justice, labor, animal welfare, food insecurity, and more.


Breakout session proposals should reflect the rich tapestry of experiences, innovations, viewpoints, and approaches needed to drive a productive, profitable, resilient, and equitable U.S. agriculture industry.

Breakout submissions with broad applicability across multiple commodities and diverse agricultural supply chain sectors are preferred. Proposals that demonstrate adaptability and scalability across different agricultural products and stages of the supply chain stand out. Such submissions showcase a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of agricultural systems and offer innovative solutions that can address common challenges faced by various stakeholders.

Each submission will be evaluated based on alignment with the Summit objectives (above) and selection criteria (below). Emphasis will be placed on the ability to drive the sustainability action for the food, farming, and agriculture industry's value chains. Additionally, appeal to our diverse audience of 900+ attendees representing food companies, government agencies, academics, conservation groups, and farmers will be strongly considered.

Preference will be given to unique proposals that conform to the key topics and target audiences as outlined, and/or proposals that bring forth compelling speakers or panelists. Only presentations offering vendor-neutral content will be considered. Priority will be given to proposals covering innovative ideas and/or new approaches. Selection and scheduling for breakout sessions will be at the discretion of the Summit organizers.

The Summit organizers request proposals that: 

  • Directly connect with the overall objectives and annual theme of the Summit  
  • Creatively showcase innovative approaches to addressing our industry's shared challenges and opportunities
  • Consider the natural resource, economic, and human challenges and opportunities that will drive sustainable supply chains in the future 
  • Feature projects, collaborations, and successes that shine a light on possible sustainable futures for agriculture and the food industry 
  • Provide actionable insights, best practices, or recommendations that attendees can apply in their work or organizations
  • Are applicable to a broad segment of the Summit's diverse stakeholder audience
  • Must include 3-5 learning objectives and audience takeaways


    PROPOSAL DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Accepted or declined proposals will be notified by September 20, 2024

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Questions? Summit Coordinator: Kathy Norton -