Topsfield, Mass. – This year’s Unconventional Ag conference, now in its ninth year, will be held in Dallas, Texas, on December 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. This highly anticipated annual event convenes top stakeholders and industry experts from across the entire ag value chain to bring awareness to the advances, developments, and value-added opportunities affecting the oilseed and grain sector.
With a focus on sustainable sourcing, buyers, suppliers, and producers should take notice as discussions will center on sustainable production methods and procurement systems for grains and oilseeds, vegetable oils, and plant-based proteins.
Here’s what 2022 attendees had to say about Unconventional Ag:
“You won’t want to miss this year’s exchange of ideas at the Unconventional Ag conference, as global market forces in food and energy products. After 35 years of attending conferences, I know this year’s wide-ranging presentations and diverse attendees’ backgrounds will yield something thought provoking and beneficial to my business.” — David Hightower, The Hightower Report
“The only thing you should be afraid of is missing the Unconventional Ag Conference. From challenging yourself with new concepts and market trends to networking with other professionals in the non-GM and organic space, you can’t afford to miss this.” — Bryan Stobaugh, director of licensing and commercialization, Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
Highlighted agenda topics for the 2023 event include:
· Ingredient Buyer Outlook Panel – Leading sourcing professionals will discuss today’s needs and priorities from CPG, food service, and feed vantage points. These types of buyers continue to influence farming, processing, and sustainability practices.
· Regenerative & Carbon Capture Systems – Soils restoration, GHG protocol scopes and emissions categories, and carbon sequestration are only some factors that buyers, suppliers, and producers must consider. This session will present current standards and practical approaches in use today.
· The Skinny on Alternative Proteins – Have cellular and plant-based proteins peaked, or are there even more opportunities for these diverse sources of nutrition?
Today’s consumer attitudes and CPG solutions to be featured.
· Procurement Best Practices – Surviving the last few years of changes presented due to COVID-19 and other industry challenges has been key to maintaining supply chain reliability in a changing world. How have improvements to commodity sourcing and risk management practices kept the sector in motion, and what key points are essential to providing smooth and profitable operations for end user organizations?
Additional sessions will discuss specialty oilseeds and grains, commodity risk management and specialty sourcing, regenerative and organic crop inputs, and more. See the full agenda here and register before July 1 for the best price.
About HighQuest Partners
Unconventional Ag is hosted by HighQuest Partners, a global ag event, media, and advisory firm, and is the source to discover and gain intelligence on the future of sustainable sourcing and production. www.unconventionalag.com