Wednesday, October 20, 2021

3:00 – 5:30 PM
Madelia Golf Course

GreenSeam is excited to bring together business and community leaders from across the region to learn about the challenges and opportunities when incorporating and accommodating a global workforce.

Come hear about the impact, lessons learned, and case studies from those directly involved in our communities and businesses.

Our goal is to share stories and insights from the food and agriculture industry and expand the conversation into healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, and more.

Event Details

When: Wednesday, October 20th

Time: 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Where: Madelia Golf Course

Address: 519 Everett Christensen Dr, Madelia, MN 56062

Food: Light appetizers will be provided

Drink: Coffee and water will be provided. Drinks may be purchased from the bar.

Agenda + Speakers

2:45 – 3:00 PM – Registration

3:00 PM – Welcome from Jim Heilman (Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen),  Chair of GreenSeam’s Business Retention & Expansion Committee

3:10 PM – Community Leader Keynote presented by Joe McCabe, Former City Administrator for Madelia (20+ years) and City Manager of St. James (2006 – 2016)

3:40 PM – Company/Industry Keynote (Speaker TBD)

4:10 PM – Company Case Study presented by Val Johnson, VP, Human Resources and Administration at Christensen Farms

Valerie (“Val”) Johnson leads teams focused on creating differentiated Team Member engagement. This includes all areas that empower a positive, unique employee experience. She is Vice President of Human Resources (talent, leadership, culture, total rewards) and Administration (office, aviation). Ms. Johnson joined Christensen Farms in April 2015 and possesses a comprehensive, strategic view of the functions she leads along with the connection of employee experience to achieve business goals. Click to view more.

4:40 PM – International Professional Experience presented by Victor Martinez, Production Improvement Specialist at Schwartz Farms

5:00 PM – Speaker Panel & Open Dialogue (Moderator TBD): Where do we go from here? How can businesses, communities, and the region come together?

5:25 PM – Event Wrap-Up

5:30 PM – Networking + Happy Hour

GreenSeam Attraction & Creation Committee

Jim Heilman (Chair) – Partner | CliftonLarsonAllen

Wes Beck (Board Liaison) – Owner | Beck Farms

Gary Sandholm – Director of Economic Development | Waseca

Brent Meshke – Ag Loan Officer | MinnStar

James Gordon – Vice President, Ag/Business Banker | Pioneer Bank

Annie Lerner – Nutrition & Research | Schwartz Farms

Tyler Petzel – Manager | Abdo, Eick & Meyers

Ryan Vesey – Economic Development Specialist | Greater Mankato Growth

Global Workforce Opportunities - RSVP

This event is free to attend.

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