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Exchange….Explore…..and Evoke Change at the
2010 North American Ag HR Roundtable

August 2 - 4, 2010 • Minnetonka, MN • Register Today

There is no place like the Ag HR Roundtable to connect with human resource professionals and university/career services staff who have a passion for resolving recruitment and retention issues within the agriculture industry. So don't wait -- get registered today for this one-of-a-kind annual conference being held August 2-4, 2010 in Minnetonka, MN.

We are pleased that Syngenta is hosting the 8th Annual Ag HR Roundtable on their campus and would like to thank them for their generosity. We hope that this year's event will be the largest yet and would like to grow this into a North American event and therefore, would like to extend a special invitation to our Canadian clients to attend.

As the economy rebounds some, we are sure to experience new and unique situations as it relates especially to retention, but also recruitment. This year's conference is targeted toward helping to understand the ramifications and provide solutions for how the economy has impacted the human resources function within agricultural businesses across North America.

This year's conference is full of relevant topics and speakers. Below is a recap of just some of the sessions taking place at the 2010 Ag HR Roundtable. A full list of topics can be found by clicking here.

Today’s Talent Market – Tomorrow’s Future
As the demand for talented human capital increases what will this mean for the agricultural industry? This session will explore just that. A great opener to the conference, this session will share data from a recent study commissioned by AFA. The study was designed to explore the expectations of future employees entering the agriculture and food industries. What they value and what skills they believe are needed for success. This session will also provide numerical data on the upcoming pipeline and how the economy has influenced opportunities within the agriculture field. This session will set the stage for the sessions to follow!

Retention Strategies for Success
As the economy begins to rebound, predictions are that movement of employees will also increase. How can employers retain their best talent and develop practices that will help keep those employees you want, but not those that you don't. The guest presenter of this session will share the 'old standbys' that still work and new unique ideas that have an impact. Topics of discussion include benefits / recognition, on-boarding, mentoring, and employee engagement.

The Government’s Impact on Human Resources Practices
Anticipated alterations to healthcare and other political moves can have a major impact on organizations and their employees. This session will focus on the role governmental regulations play on human resource's responsibilities within an organization today and for the future. The presenter will take a look at current legislation impacting employers now, but also thoughts on what is happening and changing as we approach the August date. This session will share the key ideals human resource professionals must be aware of and what they should be prepared for in the future.

Previous Roundtable participants have said that the networking component of this conference is invaluable. Thanks to the many great sponsors this year (see below), we are able to offer some great activities that will spark interaction and provide great networking opportunities. You won’t want to miss the Tuesday evening dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka!

We hope to see you there! Again, don’t wait to get registered – there is a discount for early registration. Click here to register or for more information. If you have any questions, please email at

Thank You to our 2010 Roundtable Sponsors:

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