San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABILITY - FROM START-UP TO FARM
As residents of the Central Coast, we live in one of the most important food and agriculture communities in the United States. Yet only a handful of those in this ecosystem are utilizing sustainable practices to enhance and grow their businesses.
Hear from entrepreneurs and community and company leaders as they discuss the larger landscape along with their accomplishments and failures as they develop strategies for future success.
- Sharyn Main from the Santa Barbara Foundation, leading the County-wide LEAF initiative which seeks to advance regional strategies to increase land conservation, improve ecosystem health, ensure agricultural viability and improve the local food system
- Gina Auriemma, Salty Girl Seafood Co-founder and winner of the UCSB Technology Management Program’s 2014 New Venture Competition
- Jasper Eiler, President of Harvest Santa Barbara, creating a platform for farmers to provide locally grown produce to institutions and corporate customers
- Harold Edwards, CEO of Limoneira, one of the world's largest citrus/avocado producers, located in Santa Paula, with a strategic focus on sustainable business practices, including solar and waste water treatment
For more information about this program and to learn about our speakers, please visit www.mitcentralcoast.org.
Register early to receive your online discount off general admission!
Appetizers and refreshments included with your registration.