Calendar of Events

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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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2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023

2023-2024 Event Listings

September 18, 2023 - MNIFT and Phi Tau Sigma Joint Kick-Off Meeting

Where: Zoom and Minneapolis Cider Company – Haralson Room
When: Monday, September 18th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Topic: All Food Comes from the Sun? Challenges in Designing Novel Protein Ingredient Value Chains
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September 27, 2023 - New Professionals Networking Happy Hour

Where: Graze Provisions and Libations
When: Wednesday, September 27 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
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October 11, 2023 - Annual Suppliers' Expo

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
When: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
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October 14, 2023 - Celebration of Legacy for Dr. Ted Labuza

Where: NorthStar Ballroom at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus
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November 8, 2023 - In-Person & Virtual Meeting

Where: Zoom and General Mills Headquarters
When: Wednesday, November 8th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Topic: Bare Essentials - Commercializing Food Products as a Startup
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December 5, 2023 - In-Person Meeting

Where: Midland Hills Country Club
When: Tuesday, December 5th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Topic: Minnesota Wine: Uncorked.
Tasting MN Wines with Research Winemaker Drew Horton

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December 12 & 14, 2023 - New Professionals Gingerbread House Decorating

Where: Perspectives
When: December 14th 2-4:30pm, December 19th 2-4:30pm
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January 16, 2024 - In-Person Dairy Meeting

Where: Land O’Lakes Headquarters
When: Tuesday, December 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Topic: Dairy Sustainability and on Farm Practices
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February 1, 2024 - New Professionals - Mastering Your Mind: Rising Above Imposter Syndrome

Where: Virtual (zoom)
When: February 1 from 5-6 PM
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February 13, 2024 - Silent Auction

Where: Surly Brewing
When: Tuesday, February 13th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM
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March 11, 2024 - In-Person & Virtual Meeting

Where: Zoom and Agropur Eden Prairie Office
When: Monday, March 11th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Topic: Ultra-processed Foods are Under Fire: A Case for Nutrient Dense Foods
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March 21, 2024 - New Professionals - DIY Workshop Meets Cocktail Bar

Where: Upstairs Circus
When: March 21st, 2024, 3:00 P.M. Onwards!
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April 19, 2024 - New Professionals - Research tour facilities: Cargill

Where: Minneapolis R&D Center
When: Friday, April 19th from 1 - 3 pm. Lunch will be provided at 12 pm.
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April 22, 2024 - Macy Award Meeting & Student Recognition Night

Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory – Bullard Rainforest Auditorium
When: Monday, April 22nd from 6:00 – 8:15 PM
Topic: “Advancing Food Science and Technology through Research and Workforce Development”
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May 13, 2024 - Golf Outing

Where: Rush Creek Golf Club
When: Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 1:00 PM
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