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Welcome to the Breakout Session Submission Site for the Sustainable Agriculture Summit

Summit Theme

Meeting the Moment: Strengthening U.S. Food and Agriculture's Capacity to Drive Change

For more than a decade, leaders across U.S. food and agriculture have been advancing initiatives to secure a more sustainable future for our people, planet and communities. Despite modest progress, inequality persists, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and across the American West, producers are faced with an increasingly dire scarcity of the most precious resource that sustains our industry and our world—water—deepening a climate crisis which uniquely threatens the agriculture industry. With a surge of public and private investment into climate-smart agriculture poised to transform our collective approach to sustainability, the food and ag value chain faces a window of opportunity to meet this moment and scale meaningful progress.

Join us for the eighth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit, Meeting the Moment, to explore how bold collaborations and actionable strategies can scale and strengthen U.S. food and agriculture's capacity to drive change and build a more sustainable future.

Considerations for Selection

Each submission will be evaluated based on alignment with the Summit theme and selection criteria. Emphasis will be placed on appeal to our diverse audience of food companies, government agencies, academics, conservation groups, and farmers. Additionally, the ability to drive the sustainability conversation forward for the food, farming, and agriculture industry's value chains will be strongly considered.

Preference will be given to unique proposals that conform to session 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. Breakouts will be 45-60 minutes in length with a priority for new submitters and/or new topics. 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 theme of this year’s Summit 
  • Creatively showcase how challenges can be turned into 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 
  • Represent a breadth of perspectives across supply chain segments, commodities, geographies, experiences, etc.
  • Include multiple, diverse speakers 
  • Proposals shouId include 3-5 learning objectives and audience takeaways. Please include methods for engaging the audience.



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