Seedstock to Host Inaugural Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Los Angeles, CA
06/12/2012

Seedstock, a company that promotes innovation and sustainability in agriculture through its blog and live events, will be hosting a one-day conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management on Wednesday October 24, 2012.

Online PR News – 12-June-2012 – Santa Monica, CA – seedstock, a company that promotes innovation and sustainability in agriculture through its blog and live events, will be hosting a one-day conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The conference will focus on how innovative farmers and entrepreneurs are leveraging sustainable agriculture practices, technologies and business models to increase food security, strengthen local food systems and achieve economic viability.

The conference will feature keynote addresses, panels and presentations on topics ranging from urban agriculture, managing and starting a sustainable farm enterprise, and the science of sustainable agriculture to aquaponics, creating chef-direct relationships, vertical farming and more. There will also be an agripreneur showcase in which a select group of sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a group of investors.

A sampling of the companies set to participate in the conference include Archi’s Acres, a small scale hydro-organic farm run by decorated marine sergeant Colin Archipley and his wife Karen, Home Town Farms, a vertical urban farming company, and EVO Farm, an urban farming organization that utilizes aquaponics to grow produce that exceeds organic standards within walking distance of any neighborhood.

The following individuals are encouraged to attend: farmers, entrepreneurs and business professionals involved in fostering sustainable agriculture; people interested in finding solutions to domestic and global food security; and entrepreneurs looking to start sustainable agriculture-related ventures.

agripreneur [at] seedstock [dot] com

Call for Speakers and Panelists

Businesses, organizations, creators of products or farm owners that fit well within the topic areas listed above and would like to participate on a panel or as a speaker at the conference, should forward their inquiries to the following email address: "participant [at] seedstock [dot] com."

Agripreneur Showcase:

Sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs interested in participating in the agripreneur showcase should send an executive summary of their businesses to "agripreneur [at] seedstock [dot] com" for review.

Conference Sponsorship:

Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring the event should send an email to "sponsorship [at] seedstock [dot] com"

Early Bird Registration:

To register for the conference and receive the early bird rate, please click on the following link: http://seedstockwest.eventbrite.com

Seedstock is a company focused on innovation and sustainability in agriculture. Through the use of a variety of tools, including the well trafficked news and information blog Seedstock.com and live events, the company promotes agricultural start up companies, University research, urban agriculture initiatives, and farmers employing innovative new techniques and approaches. The company brings together entrepreneurs, researchers, growers, the not-for-profit sector, and investors to encourage an open and ongoing dialogue focused on efficient and sustainable food production solutions to increase the availability of high quality, nutritious food to and ever-expanding population.

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