Seedstock Conference to Highlight Confluence of Agricultural Innovation and Local Food Demand
August 19, 2015 | Robert Puro
Interested in learning from agricultural futurists, urban farmers, and entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of food access and soilless growing? Looking to meet like-minded ag entrepreneurs and urban farmers? Searching for food buyers, venture investors, or technology partners?
Then you won’t want to miss the upcoming “4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Innovation and the Rise of Local Food” in San Diego on Nov. 3 – 4, 2015. The event will kick off with the Future Farm Field Trip on Tuesday, Nov. 3, which will offer a limited number of attendees an excursion into the diversity of urban and state-of-the-art indoor agriculture operations in Southern California. To learn more about the field trip, click here: http://bit.ly/1gXUYke.
The Conference Day on Wednesday, November 4 will look at the confluence of agricultural innovation and the escalating demand for locally grown food. Through keynotes and panels, expert speakers will explore the following topic areas:
- Where growers, distributors, retailers and institutional buyers are today with respect to growing, sourcing, selling, and distributing food locally
- Impact of technology on supply chain models that have the potential to transform the food system into one that is more local
- How hydroponic and indoor growers utilize sustainability, embrace innovative business models and push the limits of agricultural technology to expand the local food marketplace
- Urban farming and its role in expanding local food access, benefiting community and growing local economies
- And more!
You won’t want to miss this event. A limited number of Early Bird Tickets remain, so if you haven’t yet signed up, click on the link below now!
Pierre Sleiman – Founder and CEO of Go Green Agriculture
Bob Harrington – President of Specialty Produce
Lucy Norris – Director of the Regional Food Systems Program at Ag Innovations
Milan Kluko – Founder and President at Green Spirit Farms
Ed Glebus – Associate Director and Executive Chef for SDSU Dining
Gus Schumacher – Founding Board Chair and Vice President of Wholesome Wave
Tarek Hijazi – Director of Agriculture and Regulatory Affairs at Sundial Farm
Dan Gibbs – CEO of Home Town Farms
Daron “Farmer D” Joffe – Director of Agricultural Innovation at Leichtag Foundation
Erik Oberholtzer – Co-founder of Tender Greens
Amy McCann – Co-founder and CEO of Local Food Marketplace
Robert Tse – State Broadband Coordinator for USDA CA-Rural Development
Anchi Mei – Senior Program Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Damian Valdez – Farmer at Seeds@City Urban Farm
N. Diane Moss – Executive Director of Project New Village