Agriculture Resilience Summit 2023

Join OUR Tight-knit community to make connections and accelerate your impact

The invite-only 2-day summit will bring together the top leaders and influential voices in our industry to encourage cross-industry collaboration and dive into topics that help us accelerate progress towards our climate goals.

You’ll experience keynotes, workshops, facilitated moments of connection, fireside chats, and panels, while keeping the focus on learning from each other. Attendance is limited.
October 11 - 12, 2023
The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Chicago, IL

The Agriculture Resilience Summit Speakers

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Anthony Sabulski

VP Global Procurement
Grupo Bimbo
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Brad Doorn

Program Manager, Water Resources and Agriculture
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Brandon Hunnicutt

Hunnicutt Farms

Chris Casolaro

Senior Sustainability Consultant
Quantis International
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Emily Moberg

Director, Scope 3 Carbon Measurement & Mitigation
World Wildlife Fund
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Janelle Meyers

Chief Sustainability Officer
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Jason Weller

Global Chief Sustainability Officer
JBS Foods
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Jay Brandt

Co-owner and Product Advisor
Walnut Creek Seeds
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Jay Watson

Regenerative Agriculture Director
General Mills

Jeff Lakner

Managing Member
Lakner Farms, LLC.
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Jeff Peters

Head of Regenerative Ag
Louis Dreyfus Company
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Kim Sundy

Senior Director of Sustainability
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Leslie Dach

Former Executive Vice President
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Liz Hunt

Head of Sustainable & Responsible Business
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Margaret Henry

Sr. Director of Sustainable Agriculture Strategy
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Marion Verles

Chief Executive Officer
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Michael Doane

Global Managing Director
Food & Freshwater Systems at The Nature Conservancy
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Nathan Fries

Sustainability Lead
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Pilar Cruz

Chief Sustainability Officer
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Robert Bonnie

Under Secretary
USDA, Farm Production and Conservation
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Ryan Heiniger

Executive Director
Conservation Technology Information Center
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Ryan Locke

Director, Sustainability Partnerships & Business Development
Nutrien Ag Solutions
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Saharah Moon Chapotin

Executive Director
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
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Stefan Jirka

Director, Agriculture and Supply Chain Innovation
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Tom Williams

Director of Food & Agriculture
World Business Council for Sustainable Development


TUESDAY, October 10, 2023

5:00 - 6:30 PM
Welcome Cocktail Reception 
Join us for drinks and light bites to kick off the summit

WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2023

7:30 AM
9:00 - 9:45 AM
Beyond Regenerative: Embracing the New Era of Agriculture Resilience
Welcome & Opening Keynote with Anastasia Volkova and friends
9:45 - 10:30 Am
Navigating the Job of the CSO: Today’s Pressures of Reputation, Leadership, and Hitting 2030 Goals
Panel hosted by Leslie Dach, Board Member Regrow and Environmental Defense Fund and former EVP and member Global Executive Committee of Walmart
10:30 - 11:15 Am
A Conversation with Under Secretary Robert Bonnie
A fireside chat, including audience Q&A, discussing Under Secretary’s initiatives and the intentional shift from building to executing to reduce GHG emissions 
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Networking break
11:45 - 12:15 pm
At the Producer’s Table: Hear from Farmer Leaders on their Transformation Journeys
Panel and Q&A with four producers on the frontlines of climate-positive agriculture
12:15 - 1:15 pm
Networking lunch
1:15 - 2:00 pm
Reducing Scope 3 Emissions is a Shared Goal
Panel with industry leaders across CPG, agribusiness, and retail
2:00 - 2:45 PM
Breaking Barriers Together: Navigate Challenges, Share Learnings, and Spark Collaboration
Facilitated peer roundtable discussions featuring topics submitted by attendees
2:45 - 3:15 PM
Networking break
3:15 - 4:00 PM
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): How Industry, Government, and Nonprofit Sectors Collaborate to Accelerate the Industry’s Transformation
Moderated discussion featuring nonprofit partners from WWF, FFAR, and TNC
4:00 - 4:30 PM
From Pixels to Plows: Exploring the Role of Earth Observation to Advance Climate-Positive Agricultural Practices
A discussion about state-of-the art remote sensing technology with Brad Doorn, NASA Program Manager for Water Resources and Agriculture
4:30 - 4:45 PM
Share learnings and closing day one remarks
4:45 - 6:00 PM
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Farm to table dinner and evening party

THURSDAY, October 12, 2023

7:30 AM
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Enabling On-Farm Transition: Insights, Solutions And Incentives Being Brought To The Table
Panel discussion
9:00 - 10:00 am
Lightning talks: Short Keynotes on Today’s Most Pressing Climate Topics
  • Climate reporting is the new financial reporting
  • Future of carbon markets
  • Facilitating outcomes, when you don’t own the land
  • Expanding the ecosystem benefits stack across the supply chain
Series of dynamic talks from topic experts
10:00 - 10:30 Am
Networking break
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Growing The Ecosystem Stack: Coordinating Plans To Unlock The Industry’s Transition
Facilitated peer roundtables on current and future solutions needed to bring to market water, biodiversity, and GHG/carbon incentives
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Fireside Chat With Sustainability Leaders: Lessons Learned When Launching Programs
Fireside chat with sustainability leaders 
11:45 - 12:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Summit closing remarks, learnings, and what we need all need to do next to advance agriculture resilience

Stay with us at The Royal Sonesta

Book your accommodation in Regrow’s Agriculture Resilience Summit room block to receive our discounted rate. Room block rates are subject to availability and close on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 5:00pm CST.
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October 11 - 12, 2023, Chicago, IL
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