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Growing Our Own: The Business of Food and Agriculture Sustainability – From Start-Up to Farm

June 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 – $40
Growing Our Own: The Business of Food and Agriculture Sustainability – From Start-Up to Farm

Growing Our Own: The Business of Food and Agriculture Sustainability – From Start-Up to Farm

As residents of the Central Coast, we live in one of the most important food and agriculture communities in the United States. Yet only a handful of those in this ecosystem are utilizing sustainable practices to enhance and grow Sustainable-agriculture4their businesses.

Hear from entrepreneurs and community and company leaders as they discuss the larger landscape along with their accomplishments and failures as they develop strategies for future success.

Panelists include:

Sharyn Main from the Santa Barbara Foundation, leading the County-wide LEAF initiative which seeks to advance regional strategies to increase land conservation, improve ecosystem health, ensure agricultural viability and improve the local food system. Sharyn is on the Executive Team of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan.

Norah Eddy, Salty Girl Seafood Co-founder and winner of the UCSB Technology Management Program’s 2014 New Venture Competition

Jasper Eiler, President of Harvest Santa Barbara, creating a platform for farmers to provide locally grown produce to institutions and corporate customers
Harold Edwards, CEO of Limoneira, one of the world’s largest citrus/avocado producers, located in Santa Paula, with a strategic focus on sustainable business practices, including solar and waste water treatment

Cost:
Student $15.00
Regular (Online pre-registration only) $30.00
At the Door $40.00
Parking $4.00 – $6.00 (separate; paid at lot)

Agenda:

5:00 – 6:00 Networking Hour, Check-in & Registration for Walk-ins
6:00 – 7:30 Discussion
7:30 – 8:00 Q&A
Registration includes appetizers and refreshments.

If you miss the early-bird registration, not to worry! We welcome walk-in guests to register at the registration table in the lobby of the venue.

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Details

Date:
June 15, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $40
Event Category:
Website:
http://mitcentralcoast.org/growing-our-own/

Venue

Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center
1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Organizer

MIT Enterprise Forum Central Coast
Website:
http://mitcentralcoast.org/
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