Community Events

This is a curated list of events happening in Minnesota relevant to our ecosystem. If you have an upcoming event, share it with us.


CAPITA3 21-Day Self Launch Program™

This transformational leadership program was built for women entrepreneurs who are building scalable and investable companies and want to accelerate their own success. 

This class will equip you, as a leader, to:
•    understand your state of readiness to raise capital
•    identify gaps
•    confidently approach potential investors

“The 21-Day” was designed by and is taught by CAPITA3 founders, Pam York and Sara Russick. Pam and Sara are serial entrepreneurs and early stage investors. Between them they’ve launched four companies, all with successful exits. They bring 15 years experience in applying awareness-based transformational leadership to company launch and growth.

If you’re ready to break through, please submit your application today!



2nd Tuesday of Each Month | Midwest Pantry Meetups

Midwest Pantry meetups and networking happy hours are free, informal professional events that encourage bold thinking and practical solutions to solve business problems.

Morning meetups: 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30-9:00am 

Entrepreneur Happy Hours: 3rd Monday each month 7:00-9:00pm

July 30 | Governors Forum on Food and Farming

Join SUSTAG for a discussion on food and farming issues in Minnesota with candidates for Governor/Lt. Governor.

Free dinner, childcare and transportation assistance is available. The event will be streamed online for remote access (RSVP to have details on how to watch emailed to you).


August 9 | Cottage food producer food safety training

This advanced course focuses on food safety practices for all processes covered under the cottage food law including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables and fermentation. You will learn how to produce, package, label, store and transport a safe food product. If you want to see if your product is as an allowable non-potentially hazardous food, then you can bring it along to the class and have it tested.

Women caring for the land: conservations conversations

Do you own, did you inherit, or do you manage over 40 acres of farmland? Would you like to be up-to-date on best practices for caring for your land and protecting your investment? If your answer is “yes," please join us for a conversation with other women who own or manage farmland. 

Why Attend: Much has changed in terms of agriculture and how we think about and manage the land. Learn about new and upgraded conservation practices that not only improve and sustain the soil and other natural resources, but that positively impact your bottom line! Learn about working with renters or management companies, and how to incorporate conservation into your lease agreements. Meet women professionals from agricultural and conservation agencies who will share information and resources—and answer your questions.


thursday july 26 | Twin cities West

Time: 3:30 - 6:00 PM                                        Location: Eden Prairie Library - 565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Light refreshments will be served



tuesday august 14 | Twin cities east

Time: 3:30 - 6:00 PM                                        Location: MN Farmers Union - 305 Roselawn Ave E #200, St Paul, MN 55117
Light refreshments will be served                                                                                                         


wednesday august 15 | rochester gathering

Time: 3:30 - 6:00 PM                                        Location: Rochester Area Foundation - 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Light refreshments will be served

September 6 | "AgTech in the Supply Chain and Real Traceability" 

Consumers, wanting to know the provenance of their food and the verifiability of organic and non-GMO claims, are increasingly demanding higher levels of transparency throughout the ag value chain. 

To lead a discussion on "AgTech in the Supply Chain and Real Traceability", our next Minneapolis Ag Club speaker will be Jake Joraanstad, CEO of Bushel, which provides a software platform that allows grain elevators, cooperatives, and ethanol plants to digitally connect with their growers for real-time information and payments. The company recently secured a $7 million private investment round. Please RSVP by Friday, August 31st, 2018.

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Gustavus Adolphus College will host the the 54th annual Nobel Conference on October 2 and 3. This years conference, Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot, invites attendees to consider the vast diversity and complexity of soil, and to ponder the challenges we face in protecting this most fundamental resource. The conference brings nearly 4,000 life-long learners, high school, and college students to campus plus another 4,000 people watching live online.