One-day conference focusing on the economic opportunities related to sustainable agriculture.
The 2nd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference that will be held in Korn Hall at UCLA Anderson School of Management on Wednesday, November 6th in association with the UCLA Anderson Entrepreneur Association and The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The one day conference will focus on the economic opportunities as well as environmental and societal benefits of embracing, developing and investing in sustainable farms, practices, technologies and startups.
PRESENTED BY SEEDSTOCK, a social venture focused on innovation and sustainability in agriculture through the use of a variety of tools, including the news and information blog seedstock.com and live events.
The event will feature a broad lineup of speakers from urban agriculture experts, sustainable farmers and aquaponics entrepreneurs to investors, crowdfunding experts and organic and local buyers and distributors; and will cover a variety of topics, including: sustainable agriculture startups; growing new farmers; the social and economic impact of urban farming; the future of farmers markets; and, funding for new farmers and ag entrepreneurs.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Adam Chapnick - Indiegogo
Dwight Detter - Whole Foods Market
Thaddeus Barsotti - Farm Fresh To You
Brent Taylor - Beyond Meat
Erik Oberholtzer - Tender Greens
Val Dolcini - CA State Executive Director of the USDA's Farm Service Agency
Paul Greive - Primal Pastures
Erika Block - Local Orbit
Nicola Kerslake - Battle Born Venture Fund
Sharon Cech - Urban Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI)
Phil Cruver - Catalina Sea Ranch
Rachel Surls - UCANR Sustainable Food Systems Advisor
Adam Navidi - Future Foods Farms, Green2go Restaurant and Market
Dan Allen - Farmscape
Colin and Karen Archipley - Archi’s Acres
Laura Avery - Santa Monica Farmers Market
Chris Higgins - Hort Americas, LLC
John Mesko - Sustainable Farming Association
Lucy Norris - Northwest Agriculture Business Center
Zack Porter - Proteus Environmental Technologies
Sanjay Rajpoot - Sustainable Microfarms
David Rosenstein - EVO Farm
and more. . .
AND let's not forget the FOOD AND WINE:
- Sustainable fruit, pastries and coffee provided by Breakfast Sponsors, WHOLE FOODS MARKET, Westwood, CALIFIA FARMS, ROCKENWAGNER BAKERY and GROUNDWORK COFFEE
- Farm-to-table fare provided by Lunch Sponsor, TENDER GREENS
- Cocktail reception featuring beer from GOLDEN ROAD and appetizers prepared by URBAN GREEN LA using ingredients supplied by FARM FRESH TO YOU