Calendar of Events 2016-2017

Leadership Team
MN IFT's Activity Calendar starts in July and ends in June.

Section Dinner meetings are generally scheduled once per month and include an invited speaker. In addition, the Section also sponsors New Professional Events, Suppliers' Expo, and other ad-hoc events.

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2016-2017 Event Listings

September 13, 2016 - September Kick Off Dinner Event at Surly Brewery!

Brewmaster discussion

Location: Surly Brewery’s Scheid Hall
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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October 24, 2016 - New Professionals Cocktails at Psycho Suzi’s

Location: Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
1900 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

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October 25 - Supplier’s Day with MNIFT Luncheon

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, Ballrooms A & B, Downtown Minneapolis
11:30-1:00 pm MNIFT Luncheon
1 - 5PM Show Hours
4 pm Hors D’oeuvres & Social Hour

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December 12, 2016 - December Dinner Meeting

Title: Food, Foodborne Disease and Food for Thought!
Speaker: Dr. Michael T. Osterholm

Location: The Common’s Hotel
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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January 24, 2017 - January Dinner Meeting

Title: “Challenges and Opportunities for Securing the Global Supply Chain for Dairy/Food Business: The Dairy Queen Experience”
Speaker: Dr. Bill Barrier

Location: Land O’Lakes, Inc. Corporate Office
4001 Lexington Avenue
Arden Hills, MN 55126-2998

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February 23, 2017 - February Dinner Meeting

Title: “Perspectives from the Trench: the triumphs and challenges of starting and running a food business in a vibrant entrepreneurial food community.”
Speakers: Jeff Casper & Kelly McManus

Location: The Metropolitan
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55416

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March 7, 2017 - Macy Award Dinner Meeting

Title: “Sustainability of the Food Supply Chain”
Presented by the 2017 Macy Awardee: Dr. Dennis R. Heldman

Location: Cargill Corporate Headquarters (Click to View on Google Maps)
15407 McGinty Road West
Wayzata, MN 55391

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Macy Award Brochure | Macy Award Presentation by Dr. Dennis Heldman

April 10, 2017 - Student Recognition Night

Title: “Farm to Fork: Feeding a Growing Population”
Speaker: Dr. Ryan Cox

Location: University of Minnesota
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

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Phi Tau Sigma Induction Ceremony presentation | Ryan Cox Farm to Fork Presentation

May 23, 2017 - Golf Event

Location: Keller Golf Course
Format: 4-person teams
Questions: Contact Cheryl Bell -

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June 8, 2017 - Orientation and Strategic Planning Session

Location: U of M Food Science