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Re-Imagining Agriculture: Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship in Southern California
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Please join Seedstock, a sustainable agriculture company focused on innovation and sustainability in agriculture, in association with the Entrepreneur Association and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies on March 7, from 6pm – 9pm at the UCLA Anderson School of Management for the event, Re-Imagining Agriculture: Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship in Southern California. The event will bring together entrepreneurs, students, investors and other professionals from around the Southern California area to discuss and explore solutions to the challenges faced by modern agriculture.
The event will feature networking opportunities as well as a moderated panel with several sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs discussing their companies, their perceptions of the marketplace opportunity for sustainable agriculture, challenges that they face and more. Confirmed participants include:
Colin and Karen Archipley: CEO and Co-founder/Vice President, respectively, of Archi’s Acres and the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program. Archi’s Acres is a small-scale organic farm in Southern California established in 2007 by decorated Marine Sergeant Colin Archipley and his wife Karen. At Archi’s Acres the couple has created the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program to offer combat veterans meaningful opportunities in the high-growth industry of sustainable farming.
Jesse DuBois and Dan Allen: CEO and CFO, respectively, of Farmscape Gardens, a Los Feliz, Los Angeles-based organic gardening social enterprise that empowers individuals to take control of their food supply by providing them with the necessary organic and sustainable tools to create a network of thriving, small-scale urban farms. Since its founding, Farmscape Gardens, an organic garden installation and maintenance company, has become the largest urban farming venture in Southern California.
David Rosenstein: Founder of EVO Farm, an urban farming organization working to produce high yields of fresh produce that exceed organic standards within walking distance of any neighborhood. EVO Farm operates the only commercial aquaponics farm in Los Angeles. David is Chair of the Aquaponics Association- Western Region. He also serves on the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.
Pierre Sleiman: Founder and CEO of Go Green Agriculture, a company whose overall goal is to accelerate the movement towards decentralizing agricultural production and distribution in the United States and other countries. Go Green Agriculture believes that its role is to further integrate information systems technology with greenhouse automation to develop an effective system that will allow farming to be heavily integrated into urban living.
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided by event sponsor Whole Foods Market, Westwood Village will be served.
Metered parking available in parking structures 4 and 5, a short walk from the school