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TWG Connect Conference and Annual Meeting

April 11 - April 12

Together We Grow invites you to join us for the TWG Connect Conference and Annual Meeting occurring April 11–12, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga. The 2023 meeting is an opportunity for members to hear from TWG on the strategic path forward for the organization, as well as engage on topics related to building a diverse, skilled, and inclusive workforce for agriculture and food.

TWG is excited to partner with MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) for the 2023 Connect Conference and Annual Meeting. TWG’s meeting will take place ahead of the 2023 MANRRS National Conference and Diversity Summit, which is focused on meaningfully convening industry, NGOs, higher-education, and students regarding the future of agriculture and food.

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April 11
April 12


Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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Kristin Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, Together We Grow

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the Executive Director for Together We Grow and the Center for an Enhanced Workforce in Agribusiness, located at Colorado State University. In this role, Kristin works alongside a consortium of many of the world’s largest agribusiness interests, including members of industry, non-governmental organizations, higher education, and government institutions. Together We Grow is focused on building a skilled, diverse, and inclusive agricultural workforce that can power the innovation needed to feed the future.   

Kristin has always had a passion for systems change that creates more equitable opportunities and has done this work through the lenses of public health, policy advocacy, and community development. Most recently, she helped lead Kimbal Musk’s national nonprofit Big Green, which integrates food literacy education into school curriculums across the country.

Kristin has been an instructor with the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU and served as Chief of Wellness Planning for Bellisimo Development Inc., helping lead the master planning, design, and actualization of the award-winning Bucking Horse and landmark Jessup Farm projects in Fort Collins, Colo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from CSU and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado.