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WCCO Radio’s “Business by Carlson: A Quarterly Report” will take place Wednesday, June 29, at the Cambria Gallery on 7th, 100 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis. Registration and networking will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 11:00 a.m. to noon. More information, including registration, can be found on the WCCO website.

The panel topic is “Agribusiness Matters: How Farming and Business Strategies from Field to Fork Are Changing Locally, Nationally, and Globally. Minnesota farmers and the businesses that serve them have seen big change in the past decade: new local dangers to address after last year’s bird flu outbreak in the state’s turkey industry; new international market opportunities to exploit if Congress passes the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement; new strategic choices for farmers, agribusiness executives, and government agencies watching trends in commodity pricing, genetically modified seeds, organic foods, ethanol mandates, and co-op and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Panel members include Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Associate Professor Paul Vaaler, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council Executive Director Perry Aasness, and Food Industry Center Director and U of M Professor Michael Boland. The event is hosted by WCCO’s Dave Lee.

This event is presented by the Carlson School, Ag Take, and the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council.