Calendar of Events 2015-2016

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NOTE: Some of the links below may not work as the pages need to be re-created on the new site still.

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 Event Listings

September 22, 2015 - September Kick Off Dinner Event at SUPERVALU®!

Do not miss this exciting and unprecedented event SPONSORED by SUPERVALU! All money collected for dinner will be donated to the Student Scholarship Fund.

Location: The NEW SUPERVALU Private Brands Facility
300 Second Avenue South
Hopkins, Minnesota 55343

Schedule: 1:00 – 5:00 PM Seminars/Tours
4:00 – 5:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting
5:00– 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 6:00 PM Chair's Award
6:00 – 7:30 PM Supervalu Presentation and Dinner

Click here to view more information

Click here to view the "Protein: Addressing the Protein Need in Product Formulation" Presentation.

October 27 – Pre – Supplier’s Day Event (Night Before) - New Professional Kick Off - Tour of U of M/Ice Cream/Cheese Social

Location: University of Minnesota, Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, 1334 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul
Time: 5 - 7 pm

October 28 - Supplier’s Day with AACC Luncheon

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, Downtown Minneapolis
Schedule:
11-11:30 am Social
11:30 -12:30 pm AACC Lunch
12:30 Speaker: “The Changing Food Industry:  An opportunity or a headache?”
1:00 pm Exhibits Open
5:00 pm Exhibits Close
4:00 to 5:30 pm Hor d’oeuvres

November 15-20 - Farm to Table Program

Registration is on a first come first serve basis and is limited to 16 participants.  Registration fee is $1,490 USD per person, $1,750 USD single occupancy.  Click here to register online or for more information click here.

December 1 - Regular Meeting Minnesota Section of IFT with Phi Tau Sigma ΦTΣ

Speaker: Dr. Michael Jacobson, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Center For Science and the Public Interest, Washington DC
Topic: Food Technologists Can Change the World – for Better or for Worse

Location: The Common’s Hotel

Schedule:
4:00 - 5:00 PM ExComm Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM Check-in/ Social Time
6:00 PM Buffet
7:00 PM Speaker
8:00PM Questions/Closing Remarks

Information: Click here to view more information

Presentation: PDF | Youtube Video

January 26 - MN Section IFT Dairy Night

Topic: “The Changing Landscape of Milk and Milk Products – What is Next?”
Speaker: Dr. Phillip S. Tong, Professor of Dairy Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Location: Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Schedule: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ExComm Meeting
5:00– 6:00 PM Check-in and Social Time
6:00 PM Buffet/Dinner
7:00 PM Speaker

Information: Click here to view more information

Presentation: Click here to view Dr. Phillip S. Tong's Presentation

February 22 - Silent Auction with AACC “Facing GMO Labeling HEAD-ON”

Speakers:
CHIP ENGLISH, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Topic: Exploring the Legal Framework of GMOs

PHILIP MILLER, Vice President, Global Regulatory and Government Affairs, Monsanto
Topic: A Supplier’s Perspective on Labeling GMOs

STEVEN HOFFMAN, Managing Director of Compass Natural LLC
Topic: Challenges and Solutions for non-GMO ingredient Sourcing & Supply

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

Schedule:
4:00 – 5:00 PM ExComm Meeting
4:30 – 6:00 PM Check-in & Social
4:30 – 7:00 PM Silent Auction
6:00 PM Buffet/Dinner
6:45 PM Speakers
7:45 Questions/Closing Remarks

Information: Click here to view more information

Thank You 2016 MNIFT Auction Donors! View Donors

Presentations:
Click here to view the presentation by CHIP ENGLISH, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Click here to view the presentation by PHILIP MILLER, Vice President, Global Regulatory and Government Affairs, Monsanto
Click here to view the presentation by STEVEN HOFFMAN, Managing Director of Compass Natural LLC

March 24 - Macy Award Night with pre event workshop on Improving Your Soft Skills

Topic: “Innovative Processing to Improve Health, Safety and Sustainability of Fruits and Vegetables.”

Presented by the 2016 Macy Awardee Dr. Tara McHugh

Location: University Club on Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Schedule: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Special Soft Skills Workshop (FREE, no cost)
4:00 – 5:00 PM ExComm Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM Check-in & Social
6:00 PM Dinner Served
6:45 PM Welcome Address From the Section Chair
7:00 PM 2016 Award Presentation
7:15 PM Honored Speaker – 2016 Macy Awardee
8:00 PM Announcements and Closing Remarks

Information: Click here to view information for the event and/or workshop.

Presentations & Brochure:

Click here to view the "Innovative Food Processing for Improved Health, Safety and Sustainability of Fruits and Vegetables" presentation
Click here to view the "The 2016 Harold Macy Food Science & Technology Award" presentation
Click here to view the 2016 Tara McHugh – Macy Award Brochure

March 25 - New Professionals: Help Wanted!

When: Friday, March 25th, 2016 (12pm-4:30pm)
What: YWCA – Food Science Workshop
Fun half day food science workshop (full of experiments!) with 30 8th grade girls in the EUREKA program.
Who We Need: People willing to volunteer a full afternoon. You will help facilitate fun food science experiments and answer questions about all your great experiences in the food science industry.
Cost: Free

Please contact Sarah Fahey (SFahey@stspecialtyfoods.com) for more info!

April 21 - MN IFT Student Recognition Night With Phi Tau Sigma ΦTΣ Induction Ceremony

Topic: “You Are What You Eat”

Presented by Dr. Kevin Ryan

Location: General Mills, Inc., Main Global Office, 1 General Mills Blvd., Golden Valley, MN 55427

Schedule: 4:00 – 5:00 PM Tour Betty Crocker Kitchens
3:30 – 5:00 PM ExComm Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM Social Hour
6:00 PM Buffet Opens
6:45 PM Welcome Address from the Section Chair
7:00 PM 2016 Scholarships Announcements & Phi Tau Sigma* Induction Ceremony
7:15 PM Speaker
8:00 PM Announcements and Closing Remarks

*The Honor Society for Food Science and Technology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi_Tau_Sigma

Information: Click here to view information for the event.

Presentations & Brochure:

Click here to view the Phi Tau Sigma Induction Ceremony Presentation

Click here to view the Student Night Recognition Program

May 24 - MN IFT Golf Outing

Location: The Links at Northfork
9333 Alpine Drive NW
Ramsey, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 241-0506
http://www.golfthelinks.com/

Schedule: 11:00 AM Registration
12:30 PM Shotgun Tee-off

Registration: Click here to register or sponsor the Golf Outing.

July 16-19 - 2016 IFT Annual Meeting & Expo

Location: Chicago, IL McCormick Place South

Click here for more details.