Panel on Sustainable Development Goals

Are you going to the IFAJ Congress in July?Are you interested in the sustainable development goals (SDGs)?Would you be willing to participate in a panel discussion on agriculture and the SDGs?If yes, then read on . . .
SDGs and Agriculture

The Minnesota SDG Roundtable would like to invite three agricultural journalists attending the IFAJ congress to participate in their forum on SDGs and as a panelist.

When: July 26th from 2-4 p.m.
Where: Sunrise Bank headquarters, 2525 Wabash Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114.

The organizers will provide transportation from the congress hotel and back again in time for the opening reception at 5:00pm.

Share your observations on agriculture and sustainability during the IFAJ Congress

The high-energy, informal Minnesota Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Roundtable, which includes individuals from 280 organizations, is working with IFAJ to invite three reporters or editors — the observers who are witnessing change and writing or broadcasting

sustainability stories — to share insights from the perspectives of their countries.

The forum will focus on SDGs specifically related agriculture: Zero Hunger (Goal 2), Clean Water and Sanitation (Goal 6), Affordable and Clean Energy (Goal 7), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (Goal 9), Climate Action (Goal 13) and Life on Land (Goal 15).

Indicate your interest in being considered as a speaker or panel member for the SDG Roundtable forum by contacting the IFAJ Global Office at, with three examples of your work. You must already be planning to attend the congress to be eligible.

Deadline for declarations of interest is May 24, 2019. Applicants should give links to three examples of sustainable development writing or broadcasting.

About the Minnesota SDG Roundtable

Roundtable participants are using the UN SDGs to focus organizational efforts and aspirational goals, establish benchmarks for achieving objectives, and implement mechanisms to best serve clients and engage with new partners, among others. Members include individuals from Minnesota businesses, government entities, universities and secondary educational institutions, faith-based organizations, and non-profits.

The lead SDG Roundtable organizer is Mark Ritchie, former Minnesota Secretary of State and current President of Global Minnesota.