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Thought Leadership in Regenerative Agriculture

Are you curious to learn more about regenerative agriculture? Join Naturally MN as we celebrate the newest star in our sustainable food orbit, Tree-Range Farms. TRF CEO, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, will share his journey to create a scalable regenerative farming system capable of transforming a significant portion of the poultry industry.

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Naturally Minnesota Presents: Holiday Happy Hour featuring Plant Power

Join Naturally Minnesota and broadhead on December 8th at broadhead HQ in the North Loop starting at 5:30 PM for a holiday happy hour featuring food, beverages + more. Hear from plant-based leaders and enjoy sample products from some of the industry’s most innovative brands. Food and beverages will be provided so bring yourself and a friend, and join us in kicking off this holiday season right!

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Naturally Minnesota Launch Party and Second Annual Pitch Slam

Grow North is evolving to join the national Naturally Network, which has chapters in critical food hub cities across the country.

Join us at Mill City Museum to celebrate this momentous occasion with a blowout party with the entire ecosystem, featuring hosted food and drinks, music, a photo booth, and fun!

A big part of the night will also be the second annual Pitch Slam featuring top local brands competing for more than $30k in cash and in-kind prizes, hosted by John Haugen, Managing Partner of SEMCAP Food & Nutrition! Witness the fun as 6 founders pitch LIVE, and in-person in front of an audience and panel of judges to win both prizes and notoriety!  

We hope to see you on October 3rd at the Mill City Museum from 6 - 10pm CST!


 

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FAI Week 2022 Registration

The wait is over! Registration for Food, Ag, Ideas Week is opening TODAY. Back to fully in-person this year, sessions are designed to offer perspectives from a cross-section of the ecosystem from startups to Fortune 500 companies with voices from Minnesota and across the country. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity for an extraordinary week of learning, conversations, and convening! Follow the link below to register.

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AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesday returns! Join AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday — Understanding Food Product Shelf Life for Scaling Businesses on September 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT to learn more about the basics of shelf life, including what it is, what it isn’t and what impacts it. Additionally, the webinar will touch on shelf life testing and modes of failure, business implications of shelf life decisions and share a few examples. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session. 

Register now and learn more about upcoming webinars below.


 

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Women Minority Showcase- Local CPG Tradeshow

As part of Grow North's commitment to creating a more equitable Food and Ag startup ecosystem we are excited to partner with @Target for a 3rd year in a row to offer this opportunity to women-owned and BIPOC-owned CPG brands. This event is an opportunity for these entrepreneurs to pitch to various local, regional, and national grocers and retailers, broker those relationships, and expand and grow their business!  If you fit the criteria, are already in retail and able to scale your business, we encourage MN-based food producers to apply! Please apply by 8/31. Apply below now.

M/O Fellowship Showcase

M/O Fellowship Showcase

Join the Naturally Austin network on Tuesday October 25th at Super Coffee HQ for the M/O Fellowship Showcase and Market! The 2022 M/O Fellowship Austin cohort just completed 6-months of hard work and are spotlighting their talent and efforts. Come discover these early-stage, minority-owned brands, learn more about their businesses, and support them in this market-style showcase.

Monday Mingle

Monday Mingle

 

Attention Members! Keep an eye out for the next Monday Mingle.  These networking “coffee”  meetings are held on the third Monday of each month and are an opportunity to expand connections and keep communication alive even during the pandemic. There will be 2-3 breakout sessions where you will be able to meet the amazing people making up your ecosystem along with a larger group discussion. Make sure you are a member to attend this great event!


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