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US (CA): Last chance to register for 3rd Annual Seedstock Conference

The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities is coming up soon. The conference's urban agriculture field trip is almost sold out and we're offering a limited number of discounted Seed Saver Tickets if you register in the next 11 days.

Slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11 - 12, 2014, the conference will explore such topics as:
  • 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

Conference Details:
Day 1 - The Urban Ag Field Trip
The first day of the event offers an urban agriculture field trip to four locations throughout Southern California. Participants will have the opportunity to tour one of the few operating hydroponic shipping container farms in the U.S. at The Container Yard in Downtown L.A., check out the rooftop farm atop The Jonathan Club that supplies its onsite restaurant, visit the 1.5 acres high school urban farming operation at Muir Ranch and receive a sneak peek of L.A. Prep, a food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs where they will be treated to lectures that examine successful local food system innovations in Southern California.

Day 2 - Conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management
On Day 2, attendees will convene at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles for a series of panels and breakout sessions in which presenters from local food policy experts and urban agriculture entrepreneurs to investors and thought leaders in the sustainable agriculture industry will explore new approaches to strengthen the marketplace for local food and foster the revitalization of urban areas by embracing innovation in sustainable agriculture.

Confirmed Presenters:
A.G. Kawamura - Former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Co-chair of the Solutions from the Land Dialogue
Robert Egger - Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen
Mark Glassock - Director of Special Projects Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Michel Algazi - Chairman and CEO of Freshology and founder of Food Centricity
Erik Oberholzer - Co-founder of Tender Greens
Nicola Kerslake - Founder at New Bean Capital
Dwight Detter - Local Forager for Whole Foods Market
Mud Baron - Project Director at Muir Ranch
Daniel Allen - CEO at Farmscape
Wilton Risenhoover - CTO of and UCLA Venture Capital Fund
Colin Archipley - Co-founder of Archi's Acres and the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training Program
Erik Cutter - Managing Director of Alegria Fresh
Clare Fox - Director of Policy and Innovation, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Kimberly Kessler - Policy and Special Programs Director, Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy
John Mesko - Executive Director at Sustainable Farming Association
Erika Block - Founder and CEO at Local Orbit
Rickey Smith - Founder of Urban Green
Sasha Kanno - Founder of Long Beach Local and Farm Lot 59
Rob Trice - Founder of Better Food Ventures and Co-founder of The Mixing Bowl
Nurit Katz - Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA
David Rosenstein - Founder of EVO Farm and Chairman of the Aquaponics Association - Western Region

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