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3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference

November 11, 2014 @ 8:00 am - November 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us at the 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference: Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities (http://conference2014.seedstock.com) in which I will be participating. The conference will explore the economic impact as well as the community and environmental benefits that can result from the development of a robust local food system. 

Slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11 – 12, 2014 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the first day of the conference will offer an Urban Agriculture Field Trip on which attendees will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs along with a tour of a blossoming 1.5-acre high school campus urban farming operation in Pasadena and a visit to a hydroponic shipping container farm in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District.

The second day of the conference will feature panels and keynotes that will explore, among other topics, the following:

* Reintegrating Agriculture into the City

* The local food production and commercial potential of controlled environment agriculture in cities;

* How city and county policy can encourage investment in and support of local and urban agriculture;

* Business models and technological solutions from irrigation technology to supply chain innovations necessary to augment the growth of local food systems

I would love to see you there. Below are some more details on the conference as well as a link to register along with a promo code that will provide you with a ‘friend’s discount’ of 20% off the ticket price.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Nurit Katz – Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA
A.G. Kawamura – Former Secretary of California Dept. of Food and Agriculture

Mud Baron – Muir Ranch
Sasha Kanno – Long Beach Local and Farm Lot 59
Nicola Kerslake – New Bean Capital
Rob Trice – Better Food Ventures and The Mixing Bowl
Erik Cutter – Alegría Fresh
Clare Fox – Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Daniel Allen – Farmscape
Erika Block – Local Orbit
Nicola Kerslake – New Bean Capital
Dwight Detter – Whole Foods Market
Mark Glassock – Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Michel Algazi – Freshology and Food Centricity
Kimberly Kessler – Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy
Erik Oberholtzer – Tender Greens
John Mesko – Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
David Rosenstein – EVO Farm
Rickey Smith – Urban Green
Colin Archipley – Archi’s Acres and VSAT

REGISTRATION & TICKETS: A limited number of discount tickets for those of you in my network are available at 20% off the list price. So register quickly to reserve your spot by going to http://seedstockconference.eventbrite.com and entering the promotional code SEEDSTOCKFRIEND to receive your discount!
Conference Website:

http://conference2014.seedstock.com
http://conference2014.seedstock.com/program

Conference Ticket Purchase Page:

http://seedstockconference.eventbrite.com

 

Seedstock Conference Flyer

 

Details

Start:
November 11, 2014 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
http://conference2014.seedstock.com

Organizer

Seedstock
Website:
http://conference.seedstock.com/

Venue

UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095-1481 United States
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Website:
www.anderson.ucla.edu