2014 Leaders Conference

2014 Latinos in Agriculture
Leaders Conference
Together: Aligning Tomorrow’s Markets and Workforce

Courtyard & TownePlace Suites by Marriott DFW Airport North
Grapevine, Texas
October 17-19, 2014

The conference host hotel is the Courtyard and TownePlace Suites by Marriott DFW Airport North/GrapevineThis year, attendees will be limited to 200 (100 students; 100 professionals) so register early to ensure a seat. Registration fee includes breaks, refreshments, lunch, evening program/reception (spouse or guest is an additional fee), and conference materials. Sponsored students on scholarship includes full registration (includes meals at event), hotel accommodations (double occupancy), and conference materials.

Registrants are responsible for reserving their own hotel room with the exception of students on scholarship. Make your reservation quickly to secure the group discount as the block of rooms are available until October 8, 2014. On the Conference Registration Website, hotel information can be found in the “Hotel & Travel” page. Student scholarship information can be found in the “Agenda & Students” page.

Our objective is to provide a conference where industry, government, and educational entities have the opportunity to meet and discuss the transformation of the Latino Agricultural workforce of the future. We hope you and your colleagues attend the Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Conference to be a part of the process to help engage stakeholders in capitalizing on the opportunities not yet fully explored with the Hispanic community in Agriculture and related fields.

The Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Conference provides a unique venue 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; and
  • discuss emerging trends in higher education affecting Hispanics.

Our first “Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Forum” was in 2011, but the broad support and engagement of those attending was very encouraging.  It was because of the vision of those first attendees the forum has now grown into a conference, and continues to grow every year. We hope you and your organization choose to be part of this exciting journey by “Growing a better future for Agriculture” .