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4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference

I want to make sure that you know about the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: “Innovation and the Rise of Local Food” – – scheduled for Nov. 3 – 4, 2015, at UC San Diego. The conference will explore the confluence of agricultural innovation and the escalating demand for locally grown food.
Presented by Seedstock, a social venture that fosters the development of robust and sustainable local food systems, the event will kick off with the “Future Farm Field Trip” ( onTuesday, 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. The “Conference Day” onWednesday, Nov. 4 will bring together experts in local food marketing, policy, community food access, urban farming and new business creation to look at solutions that entrepreneurs, communities and growers can implement to develop vibrant local food systems.
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Nov. 3 – Future Farm Field Trip

Nov. 4 – Conference Day at UC San Diego Rady School of Management

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Chris Higgins – General Manager at Hort Americas
Bob Harrington – President of Specialty Produce
Catt Fields White – CEO of SD Weekly Markets
Gus Schumacher – Founding Board Chair and Vice President of Wholesome Wave
Rishi Kumar – Founder of The Growing Home
Erik Oberholtzer – Co-founder of Tender Greens
N. Diane Moss – Executive Director of Project New Village
Robert Tse – State Broadband Coordinator for USDA CA-Rural Development
Dwight Detter – Local Forager at Whole Foods Market
Damian Valdez – Farmer at Seeds@City Urban Farm
Lucy Norris – Director of Regional Food Systems Program at Ag Innovations
Lauren Blacker – District Manager at Sodexo for Sharp HealthCare
Milan Kluko – Founder and President at Green Spirit Farms
Ed Glebus – Associate Director and Executive Chef for SDSU Dining
Pierre Sleiman – Founder and CEO of Go Green Agriculture
Tarek Hijazi – Director of Agriculture and Regulatory Affairs at Sundial Farm
Daron “Farmer D” Joffe – Director of Agricultural Innovation at Leichtag Foundation
Amy McCann – Co-founder and CEO of Local Food Marketplace
Anchi Mei – Senior Program Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)
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