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The AgLanta Conference 2019

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Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

55 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Welcome to The 3rd Annual AgLanta Conference! The City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resilience is pleased to team up with co-organizers Agritecture Consulting and AgTech X for the Southeast's largest Urban Agriculture conference.


Theme & Tracks

This year our theme will spotlight Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Attendees will hone in on three crucial stages of development for any endeavor - Create | Pilot | Grow - by participating in tours, networking, speaker sessions, creative workshops, and (of course) locally-sourced meals.

As farming continues to expand into new environments, we ask:

  • What will the future look like for urban areas defined by a strong local food system?
  • How can the urban agriculture movement better connect into parallel sustainable urban development movements such as the circular economy, green buildings, and clean energy?
  • What role can innovation & entrepreneurship play in Atlanta's development as a leader in the urban agriculture and local food system movement? What other cities should we look to for inspiration?



Day 1: Sunday, April 14th (9am-6pm)

Tours of various Atlanta-based farms and businesses showcasing the diversity of approaches within the Urban Agriculture field. Attendees will meet at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in the morning and be led around the city to different sites along a predetermined route.


Track 1 | Urban Agriculture in Communities

This Track is Best For: Those eager to gain an in-depth look at how agriculture can integrate into urban, corporate, and community settings.

Tour Stops: Truly Living Well | Aluma Farms | Delta Air Lines | Urban Food Forest at Brown Mills | Tiny House Atlanta


Track 2 | Distribution and Operations

This Track is Best For: Distributors, Processors, Supply Chain Enthusiasts, Wholesalers, and Growers.

Tour Stops: The Common Market | Global Growers | Fresh Harvest


Track 3 | Sports, Venue, and Infrastructure Innovation

This Track is Best For: Those doing business with large venues, those interested in public/private relationships, Distributors, City Officials, Designers and Architects, Sustainability Professionals, Event Planners, and Sports Enthusiasts.

Tour Stops: Mercedes Benz Stadium | The Fresh Marta Market | Georgia World Congress Center | State Farm Arena


Track 4 | Innovative Food and Ag Models

This Track is Best For: Those with a foundation in farming looking to see ways urban farms create innovative infrastructures. Professionals in the food innovation space looking to see how universities support food through branding, packaging, and scientific research.

Tour Stops: UGA Food Product Innovation & Commercialization Center | Atlanta Harvest | Urban Sprout Farms


Track 5 | Kennesaw State University & Hydroponics with AmHydro

This Track is Best For: Those who understand the fundamentals of agriculture and are interested in leveling-up their knowledge through an all-day experience at Hickory Grove Farms, Kennesaw State University’s 26 acre farm. Best for Growers, Academics, Farming Entrepreneurs and Agricultural Students!

Tour Stops: Hickory Grove Farm at Kennesaw State University


Concluding the Day

The day will culminate with a networking session and happy hour at the brand new Generator, plus a keynote from Ryan Gravel. The visionary behind the Atlanta Beltline, Ryan is an urban thinker, designer, speaker, and author, developing new opportunities as a founder of Sixpitch, Aftercar, and Generator.

Meals (breakfast, lunch, happy hour drinks), transportation, and entry to all sites are included in your ticket price.


Day 2: Monday, April 15th (8am-6pm)

A gathering of 350-400 local agriculture leaders, food system innovators, and city officials, along with a mixture of other passionate entrepreneurs, investors, media personnel and educators at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.

The day consists of jam-packed programming with specialized workshops, innovative exhibitors, and industry-leading speakers who will highlight the challenges, opportunities, successes, and failures they've experienced in this quickly-evolving industry. Breakfast and lunch, snacks and drinks, and a happy hour drink ticket are included in the ticket price.

Conversation Topics

Create | From Ideation to Implementation

Pilot | Creative Models for Proving Your Concept

Grow | Challenges and Opportunities That Come With Scaling

Close the Loop | Circular Economy Applications in the Urban Food System

AgriHoods | Not Just Your Neighborhood Farm

Buy-Side Perspectives | Voices From Those Shaping the Demand for New Products

The Role of Data | How can Agricultural Data Create a More Resilient and Equitable System?

Local Grower Resources | Atlanta-area Resources for Urban & Local farmers

UrbanAg as STEAM Education | Giving Our Next Generation of Farmers The Tools of The Trade Through Knowledge

The Case for Compost | How Food Scrap Programs Can be Smart for Business

Speakers for each topic will be announced shortly! More info can be found here!




Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors

Platinum: Southern Company

Gold: Georgia Centers of Innovation | Autogrow | Food Well Alliance | Tower Farms | ATL Airport | Handsome Brook Farm

Exhibitors: USDA-NRCS | BCS America | Soil3 | Cornucopia Farms


Thank You to Our Partners

Community Partners: Fulton Fresh | FoodBytes! | Whole Foods | Patagonia Cerveza

Media Partners: ChooseATL | Produce Grower | Metro Atlanta Chamber | Smart Cities NY | Hypepotamus | GeorgiaBio




Who should attend?

  • City Officials & Policy Experts
  • Urban Planners, Developers, & Architects
  • CEA Operators & Technology Providers
  • Urban & Local Farmers
  • Food & Agriculture Entrepreneurs
  • Wholesalers & Retailers
  • Investors & Funders
  • Students, Researchers, & Educators




Organizations represented at the 2018 conference included:

100 Resilient Cities | AeroFarms | Autogrow | Bright Farms | City of Philadelphia | City of New York, Dept of City Planning | ConsenSys | Food+City | GA Dept of Economic Development | GE | Gensler | Georgia Tech | Harvard University | Home Depot | Honeywell | Hussmann | IBM | KSS Architects | Landfall Capital | Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce | NRCS | New York University | Plenty | PRO*ACT | Sasaki | Southern Company | Square Roots Urban Growers | Technology Association of Georgia | The Coca-Cola Company | The Nature Conservancy | The Wall Street Journal | The Yield Lab | Thought For Food | Uber Technologies | University of Arizona | University of Florida | University of Georgia | USDA



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