Digital Dialogues

Digital Dialogues on Racial Justice, Inclusion and Diversity began in 2020. The series features food industry leaders engaging in conversations about the food system.

The next event will be Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. CT and discuss DEI in farming. Farmers of color have long experienced unique barriers to entry and success in agriculture. While some barriers have been broken down over the years, many remain and new ones have appeared. Join our panelists as they discuss these barriers and innovative solutions to supporting marginalized farmers.

Melissa Ackerman, President – Produce Alliance

• Maria Moreira, Executive Director – World Farmers
• Haile Johnston, Chief Development Officer – The Common Market
• Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor of Law – Harvard Law School, Director – Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation


Recordings of each of the previous events are available. Click on the date to fill out a form to view the recording.

The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Kevin Brown, Ernst & Young, and Natasha Miller Williams, Ferrara

Supply Chain and the Case for Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Terrez Thompson of Powered by Zerret and Natalie McGrady of Cargill

March 24, 2021: Terrez Thompson, Powered by Zerret and Natalie McGrady, Cargill

January 20, 2021: Candace Croney, PhD, Purdue University and Mike Haddad, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

November 30, 2020: Chris Skyers, Wakefern Food Corp. and Brian George, Alex Lee Inc.

November 2, 2020: Jacquelyn Howard, Starbucks, and Melissa Ackerman, The Produce Alliance

Resources from Digital Dialogue Presenters