A stellar roster of local and urban agriculture experts is slated to impart insight and ingenuity at the 2nd Annual GrowRIVERSIDE Conference: The Future of Local Food scheduled for June 11-13 at The Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.
The conference will dive deeply into the nuts and bolts of what it takes to develop and strengthen a city’s urban agriculture and local food infrastructure. Experts in farming small plots, new business creation, local food marketplace development and community food access will come together to offer solutions on how Riverside can become a model for other cities to follow.
Select speakers scheduled to share their expertise will be:
Robert Egger, founder and president of The L.A. Kitchen;
Pierre Sleiman, CEO of Go Green Agriculture;
Robert Tse, State Broadband Coordinator for USDA CA Rural Development;
Rodney Taylor, director of nutrition services, RUSD
Krysia Zajonc, CEO and co-founder of Local Food Lab;
Mateo Aguilar, co-founder of Local Food Lab;
Bob Knight, founder of Inland Orange Conservancy and Old Grove Orange, Inc.
Jim Bergantz, sales engineer for Agra Tech, Inc.;
Erika Block, founder and CEO of Local Orbit;
Hop Hopkins, co-founder of PANTHER RIDGE FARM;
Rishi Kumar, operator of The Growing Home;
David Rosenstein, founder of EVOFarm; vice chairman of the Aquaponics Association;