About the Round Table

A program of Farm Foundation, the Round Table is an invitational discussion forum comprised of leaders from across the food chain and across North America. The Farm Foundation® Round Table meets twice yearly to provide a forum for discussion and interaction among members and invited government, academic, agribusiness and other interest group leaders. Attendance at Round Table events is limited to members and invited guests.


Programs are designed to explore ideas, analyses and insights that participants may use in their own work. The exchange of ideas fosters understanding of different approaches to issues and challenges facing agriculture, the food system and rural regions. Topics for Round Table meetings are determined by Program Committee of the Board of Directors. Programs often build on other Farm Foundation projects. Round Table discussions also generate new ideas for Farm Foundation project work.


Meet the June 2020 Class of Cultivators

Michael Fioretto
University of Florida
Becky Hawkins
Auburn University
Matthias Kunerth
South Dakota State University
Abigail Cox
Cornell University
Kevin Zhang
University of Illinois
Heidi Borg
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Previous Cultivators


Each Cultivator is assigned a Round Table host, who serves as a mentor during the meeting. Cultivators are expected to participate in all aspects of the meeting, and traditionally present a key aspect of their studies. 

Pictured: Cultivator Class of January 2020

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