San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – Reintegrating 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 both a robust local food system and vibrant urban agriculture infrastructure. 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 IT to supply chain innovations necessary to augment the growth of the local food marketplace.
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
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!
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.
Local Food Breakfast provided by sponsor Whole Foods Market, Westwood Village and Coffee from sponsor Groundwork Coffee:
Farm-to-table Lunch provided by sponsor Tender Greens:
Cocktail Reception at West Restaurant and Lounge at Hotel Angeleno (170 N. Church St., Los Angeles, CA 90049)
For more details on the program, go to: http://conference2014.seedstock.com/program/
Refund Policy: Cancellations at least three weeks prior to the conference (prior to October 22) will receive a full refund. You will receive 50% of your initial payment if your refund is requested between October 23 - November 4. There will be no refund issued if cancellation occurs in the week before the conference takes place from November 5 - November 12.
When & Where
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.