IGNITE is an online event for under-represented farmers and ranchers (producers), supplier/diversity and procurement professionals. It will provide training and opportunities for producers to showcase their products while helping procurement professionals meet their supplier diversity goals.
Areas of focus:
January 10th, 2022
Producer showcase participants will receive content on:
The benefits of being certified as a diverse owner from successful companies.
Demystifying the certification process.
Creating a winning elevator pitch.
Tips on presenting in a professional manner online.
January 25th, 2022
Producers and corporations will join for:
The supplier showcase, where each producer will deliver their pitch.
Event sponsors will host roundtable discussions explaining how to approach working and communicating with corporate buyers.
January 26th, 2022
Corporations will have one-on-one virtual meetings with suppliers they have chosen.
Save yourself the cold calling, and travel expenses
Farms and ranches that are 51% or more owned by under-represented individuals can showcase their products, for free, directly to some of the largest companies in the world, such as Barilla, PepsiCo, and Cargill.
Achieve your company's supplier diversity goals
Supplier diversity and procurement professionals attend for free and can connect with the agricultural producers that offer the products they need while proactively demonstrating support for businesses owned by diverse individuals.
Step up to support supplier diversity in the food & ag sector
Raise the awareness of the programs and opportunities your team offers to under-represented businesses! Packages include the opportunity to host roundtables with suppliers and highlight
your company online.