Tallgrass Prairie Center

Trust In Food Symposium

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Chicago, IL
The second annual Trust In Food™ Symposium, an all-inclusive field-to-table roundtable focused on scaling conservation agriculture and fortifying consumer trust, takes place Jan. 15-16, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. 
More than ever, today’s consumers are aware of the purpose and principles behind the brands they purchase. This demand for transparency creates the need to build deep partnerships through the value chain of food.
Participants will discuss tangible outcomes and models for scaling up conservation agriculture practices, starting in farmers’ fields. This systematic approach will support the food industry’s ongoing investments to achieve long-term improvements in soil health and water quality. In turn, this will help meet evolving consumer expectations.
The event will blend analysis from diverse thought leaders on topics such as:
• Field-Level Outcomes: What practices and partnerships are working to move the needle on conservation agriculture adoption? What can be improved, and how?
• Consumer Evolution: Analysis and trend data on the ever-evolving consumer, and action steps about how system stakeholders can build relationships of trust.
• Commercially Viable Success Stories: How are farmers, NGOs, communities and food companies working together to deliver affordable, wholesome meals to dinner tables?
Please join us, Jan. 15-16, 2019, in Chicago for this invitation-only event featuring thought leaders in food and agriculture. Sectors that will be represented at the meeting include farmers, ranchers and growers; NGOs; foundations; government agencies; agribusinesses; universities and academia; food companies; food retailers; food marketers; tech firms; financial services; and consumer advocates.
This event will be guided by the Chatham House rule to ensure open and candid dialogue.
All participants will receive a research dossier that includes field-to-table food-system analysis throughout 2019.