The 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference - Innovation and the Small Farmer will explore solutions and methodologies that small farmers and entrepreneurs are developing to improve access to fresh and healthy food and generate new jobs against the dueling backdrop of a lingering drought and burgeoning local food marketplace. Slated for Tuesday, November 3 (Small Farm Field Trip) and Wednesday (Conference Day), November 4, 2014, the event will explore, among other topics, how small farmers are embracing technology to grow food more sustainably, new business creation, water management, urban farming, food access and more.
November 3 (Day 1): Small Farm Field Trip - Limited Spots Available
The first day of the event offers a small farm field trip. Participants will have the opportunity to tour a diversity of small farms in the San Diego-area from indoor hydroponic operations to sustainable field farms and urban agriculture endeavors where they will be treated to lectures and sessions that examine successful small farm operations that are embracing innovative business models to both increase food security and take advantage of the growing market demand for local food.
November 4 (Day 2): 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Ag Conference Day
Attendees will convene at the Beyster Auditorium at the Rady School of Management in San Diego for a series of panels and keynotes that will address the economic impact of a burgeoning and diverse small farm economy that is embracing innovation, sustainability and community to take advantage of growing local food marketplace in cities and counties across the country.
Conference presenters will explore the following:
- The Economic, Environmental and Community Benefits of Small Farming
- Indoor Agriculture and the Expansion of the Local Food Marketplace
- Innovative Business Models to Exploit Local Food Demand
- Urban Farming and Local Food Access
- Water Management
- and more!
A Farm-to-table Lunch will be provided by sponsor Tender Greens:
Refund Policy: Cancellations at least four weeks prior to the conference (prior to October 4, 2015) will receive a full refund. You will receive 50% of your initial payment if your refund is requested between October 5 - October 25, 2015. There will be no refund issued if cancellation occurs after October 26, 2015.
Save This Event
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.