US (CA): Last change to register for the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Only two weeks remain until the start of the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Innovation and the Rise of Local Food at The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego on Tuesday, November 3 (Future Farm Field Trip) and Wednesday, November 4 (Conference Day). The conference will explore the social, environmental and economic benefits arising from the confluence of agricultural innovation and escalating demand for locally grown food. 

Conference Details:

Day 1 - The Future Farm Field Trip
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 hydroponic and aquaponic growing operations in Southern California. To learn more about the field trip, click here:
Day 2 - Conference Day
  • 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:
  • A deep dive into the current state of the local food marketplace from the diverse vantage points of the grower, distributor, retailer and institutional buyer
  • Urban farming and its role in expanding local food access, benefiting community and growing local economies
  • How hydroponic and indoor growers utilize sustainability, embrace innovative business models and push the limits of agricultural technology to expand the local food marketplace
  • Impact of technology on supply chain models that have the potential to transform the food system into one that is more local
  • And more!
Learn more and register here:

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Erik Oberholtzer - Co-founder of Tender Greens
  • Catt Fields White - CEO of San Diego Weekly Markets
  • Gus Schumacher - Founding Board Chair and Vice President of Wholesome Wave
  • Chris Higgins - General Manager of Hort Americas
  • Bob Harrington - President of Specialty Produce
  • Pierre Sleiman - Founder and CEO of Go Green Agriculture
  • Rishi Kumar - Founder at The Growing Home
  • Lucy Norris - Director of the Regional Food Systems Program at Ag Innovations
  • Lauren Blacker - District Manager at Sodexo or Sharp HealthCare
  • Milan Kluko - Founder and President at Green Spirit Farms
  • Ed Glebus - Associate Director and Executive Chef for SDSU Dining
  • Dwight Detter - Local Forager
  • Tarek Hijazi - Director of Agriculture and Regulatory Affairs at Sundial Farm
  • Danielle Horton - Director of Marketing for Urban Produce, LLC
  • Daron "Farmer D" Joffe - Director of Agricultural Innovation at Leichtag Foundation
  • 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 and more!

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