2016 Conference Summary

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The Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Conference continues to grow in different ways while still managing to maintain that small, intimate setting attendees really appreciate. This year, we will be adding a high school track. Our numbers will be limited but given it is our pilot event, we will limit high school student attendance with their teacher/chaperone to 200 people. More information can be found on this website regarding additional details.

The Courtyard and TownePlace Suites by Marriott DFW Airport North/Grapevine is the host hotel again. The folks at the Courtyard and TownePlace Suites have treated us well and continue to work with us to accommodate our growing event. This year, we had to move our conference to the latter part of October whereby we have the entire conference space rented.

As is customary, we have tried to keep prices consistent from the last several years. Our registration fee includes breaks, refreshments, lunch, evening program/reception (spouse or guest is an additional fee), and conference materials.

Like in years past we are offering conference scholarships to college students. Sponsored college students on scholarship include/cover:

  • Conference registration
  • Meals, breaks, and reception
  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Conference materials and handouts

Travel is the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated. We are currently working on the possibility of securing very limited travel scholarships for students. Even if we secure funding, it will be small and advertisement for such travel scholarships will be minimal. College students should not plan on a travel scholarship. A suggestion would be to work on securing your travel early.

Registrants are responsible for reserving their own hotel room with the exception of college students on scholarship. Make your reservation quickly to secure the group discount rate, as the block of rooms will fill quickly and are available until October 14, 2016.

Hotel information can be found here.
College Student scholarship information can be found here (link coming soon).

The 2016 Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Conference provides a unique opportunity for sharing information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in outreach to Hispanics for Agriculture. The conference goals are to:

  • explore best practices in recruiting Latino/Hispanic talent in agriculture and related fields
  • seek opportunities to partner with other stakeholders to build synergy and scalability in their programs
  • learn information about the diverse Latino/Hispanic culture in the United States and how to reach them
  • learn how to tap into this emerging and growing market and the opportunities it represents to the future of Agriculture
  • promote and expand partnerships and strategic alliances for collaboration between government, institutions, and the public/private Agricultural sector
  • foster and identify Hispanic undergraduate and graduate future leaders (students) who may be interested in your organization
  • promote greater Hispanic participation in Agriculture and related fields discuss emerging trends in higher education affecting Hispanics