Sustainable Ag Conference in San Diego to Explore Urban Farming and State of Local Food Marketplace

The Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference on Nov. 3-4 to focus on confluence of the escalating demand for local food and innovation in urban farming. Discounted registration ends in 7 days.
By: Seestock, LLC
Seedstock 4th Annual Conference on Local Food
Seedstock 4th Annual Conference on Local Food
SAN DIEGO - Sept. 24, 2015 - PRLog -- Agricultural futurists, urban farmers, local food sourcing and distribution experts and entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of food access and soilless hydroponic growing will converge on Nov. 3-4 at the “4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Innovation and the Rise of Local Food” at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.

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 indoor agriculture operations in Southern California. The "Conference Day" on Wednesday, Nov. 4 will explore the social, environmental and economic benefits that result from building robust local food systems in cities and communities. Through keynotes and panels, expert speakers will explore the following topic areas:

• The state of the local food marketplace from the diverse perspectives 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!

Discounted registration ends next week, so click here to learn more and register for the conference:

Confirmed Speakers include:

Catt Fields White – CEO of SD Weekly Markets
Gus Schumacher – Founding Board Chair and Vice President of Wholesome Wave
Lauren Blacker – District Manager at Sodexo
N. Diane Moss – Executive Director of Project New Village
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
Chris Higgins – General Manager of Hort Americas
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

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