Join more than 500 local, regional and global leaders working in the agricultural industry. Come to be encouraged, equipped, and connected in your calling to agriculture through workshops, excellent speakers, and time to build and strengthen your network.
We hope you will attend this exciting event on the Dordt College campus, designed to create connections and relationships that lead to coordinated, market-based, community-building actions that will help bring restoration and reconciliation in a world of hunger and poverty.
We anticipate welcoming more than 500 local, national, and global agricultural producers, processors, agribusiness leaders, development and mission leaders, educators, policy-makers, and students to the 2016 Global Agriculture Summit. The event aims to create connections and relationships that lead to coordinated, market-based, community-building action toward restoration and reconciliation in a world of hunger and poverty. The Summit will bring together a diverse body of people who share a Christian calling and passion for agriculture.
Interactive workshops will provide attendees with a participatory learning environment, filled with best practices and lessons on using agriculture as a way to create flourishing environments around the world.
Topics will include:
Agriculture Stewardship and Sustainability • Agriculture as an Economic Development Strategy • The Biblical Call to Flourish • Policy and Advocacy in Agriculture • Equipping and Training Practices • Community-Based Food Security • Access to Market Strategies • Cooperatives and Value-Chain Development • Commodity-Focused Networking and Sharing • Agribusiness Financing and Risk-management • Innovations in Agriculture Production, Storage and Distribution
Large Group Events
Keynote messages from Christians with experiences and leadership roles in agriculture.
Commodity-focused networking times.
Post-conference area farm and agribusiness tours.
Inspirational communal worship opportunities.
March 3-4, 2016
On the Dordt College Campus
The 2016 Summit will be held on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Sioux Center is 45 miles north of Sioux City, Iowa, and 55 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.