3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Seedstock 3rd Annual Conference Day Ticket (Nov. 12) Nov 12, 2014 $153.00 $0.00
Seedstock 3rd Annual STUDENT Conference Day Ticket (Nov. 12) Nov 12, 2014 $35.00 $0.00
Seedstock 3rd Annual Conference Day Plus Field Trip Ticket (Nov. 11 - 12) Ended $237.00 $0.00

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The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation ConferenceReintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities -- will focus on the economic impact as well as the community and environmental benefits that can result from the development of a robust local food system. Slated for Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the conference will explore, among other topics, how city and county policy can encourage investment in and support of local and urban agriculture as well as the business models and technological solutions from irrigation technology to supply chain innovations necessary to augment the growth of local food systems.


Confirmed Speakers:

A.G. Kawamura - Former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Co-chair of the Solutions from the Land Dialogue
Mark Glassock - Director of Special Projects Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Michel Algazi - Chairman and CEO of Freshology and founder of Food Centricity
Mud Baron - Project Director at Muir Ranch
Daniel Allen - CEO at Farmscape
Colin Archipley - Co-founder of Archi's Acres and the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training Program
Erik Cutter - Managing Director of Alegria Fresh
Clare Fox - Director of Policy and Innovation, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Erik Oberholzer - Co-founder of Tender Greens
Nicola Kerslake - Founder at New Bean Capital
Dwight Detter - Local Forager for Whole Foods Market
Kimberly Kessler - Policy and Special Programs Director, Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy
Robert Egger - Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen
John Mesko - Executive Director at Sustainable Farming Association
Erika Block - Founder and CEO at Local Orbit
Rickey Smith - Founder of Urban Green
Sasha Kanno - Founder of Long Beach Local and Farm Lot 59
Rob Trice - Founder of Better Food Ventures and Co-founder of The Mixing Bowl
Nurit Katz - Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA
David Rosenstein - Founder of EVO Farm and Chairman of the Aquaponics Association - Western Region


Urban Ag Field Trip (SOLD OUT)

The first day of the event offers a local food systems field trip. Participants will have the opportunity to tour one of the few operating container farms in the U.S. at The Container Yard in Downtown L.A., check out the rooftop farm atop The Jonathan Club that supplies its onsite restaurant, visit the 1.5 acres urban farming operation at Muir Ranch and receive a sneak peek of L.A. Prep, a food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs where they will be treated to lectures and breakout sessions that examine successful local food system innovations in Southern California.

3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference : 

Attendees will convene at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles for a series of panels and breakout sessions that will address the definition, economic impact, role, long-term benefits, challenges, and solutions associated with the development of a vigorous local food system. Conference presenters will explore the following:

  • Reintegrating Agriculture into the City
  • The Commercial Potential of Controlled Environment Ag in Cities - from Hydroponics to Aquaponics;
  • Breaking through the Industrial Agriculture Model
  • Policy to Bolster Local Food Systems
  • Financing Local Food Enterprises
  • and more!


Local Food Breakfast provided by sponsor Whole Foods Market, Westwood Village:

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Farm-to-table Lunch provided by sponsor Tender Greens:


Cocktail Reception Farm-to-Fork Hors d'oeuvres provided by sponsor Urban Green:

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For more details on the program, go to: http://conference2014.seedstock.com/program/

Conference Sponsors:


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When & Where

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Korn Convocation Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30 PM (PST)

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SEEDSTOCK is a social venture that fosters the development of robust and sustainable local food systems through consulting services and the use of a variety of tools, including the news and information blog Seedstock (www.Seedstock.com) and live events. Seedstock works with government agencies, municipalities and all private sector stakeholders to create a sustainable food ecosystem of innovation, entrepreneurship and investment.


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