Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference

Organization: Seedstock

Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2012 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2012 / 7:00 pm - (PST)
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Seedstock, a social venture that promotes innovation and sustainability in agriculture, will be hosting a one-day conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

The Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will focus on the economic opportunities as well as the environmental and societal benefits of embracing, developing and investing in sustainable agriculture practices, technologies and startup companies.

The event will examine topic areas ranging from urban agriculture, scalable sustainable agriculture solutions and local food systems to vertical farming, investment in sustainable ag, the role of digital technology in agriculture and more. The conference will also boast an agripreneur fast pitch competition in which a select group of sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a group of investors and industry experts.

Lunch will feature farm-to-table fare generously provided by Lunch Sponsor - Tender Greens

Confirmed Speakers:

Dan Allen - Farmscape

Martin Anenberg - FreshPoint

Colin Archipley - Archi's Acres

John Bailey - Top 10 Produce

Thaddeus Barsotti - Farm Fresh to You

Erika Block - Local Orbit

Melanie Cheng - FarmsReach

Adam Dell - Austin Ventures

Jesse DuBois - Farmscape

Sam Earle - Local Food Systems

Diane Friend - Horsepower

Dan Gibbs - Home Town Farms

Casey Houweling - Houweling's Tomatoes

Miguel Jardine - Vermisoks

David Jeromin - Golden Mean Capital

Nicola Kerslake - Nevada Institute of Renewable Energy Commercialization

Paul Matteucci - U.S. Venture Partners

Don Nishiguchi - Whole Foods Market

Erik Oberholtzer - Tender Greens

David Rosenstein - EVO Farm

Rickey Smith - Urban Green