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Seedstock’s ‘Innovation and the Rise of Local Food’ Conference in San Diego is Less than 2 Weeks Away

Seedstock’s 4th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference, “Innovation and the Rise of Local Food,” is less than two weeks away and registration is filling up quickly. The two-day event is scheduled for Nov. 3-4, 2015, at UC San Diego, and will explore the social, environmental and economic benefits arising from the confluence of agricultural innovation and […]

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Seedstock Keynote and Pioneering Hydroponic Grower Pierre Sleiman Grows Leafy Greens and the Indoor Ag Industry

Five years ago, with no farming experience, Pierre Sleiman founded Go Green Agriculture. Today, the Encinitas, California company is one of the largest organic hydroponic operations in the United States. Go Green Agriculture, last featured in Seedstock here, grows a variety of certified organic crops hydroponically in its five-acre greenhouse. They include Butter Lettuce, Red […]

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From Orchids to Organic Hydroponic Produce – A Q&A with Seedstock Conference Panelist, Tarek Hijazi

California water regulations prompted San Diego-based Sundial Farms to switch from growing orchids to producing organic hydroponic produce in 2012. The farm is also pioneering the use of liquid organics fertilizers. Seedstock last wrote about them here in December 2013. Seedstock caught up with Tarek Hijazi, manager of finance and hydroponic systems for Sundial Farms, […]

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Seedstock “Future Farm Field Trip” Stop, Solutions Farms Combats Family Homelessness with Aquaponics Training

In addressing homelessness with an aquaponics training program, Solutions Farms provides an opportunity for families to regain not only their financial footing and place in the community, but also their security and happiness. Solution Farms is a program that was created by Solutions for Change, a Vista, California-based nonprofit established in 1999 to address local […]

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Seedstock Conference Speaker Amy McCann Discusses State of Food Hubs in the US

Amy McCann is the director and co-founder of the food hub technology firm Local Food Marketplace. The company provides food hubs with systems management and technology. Their goal is to help food hub clients maximize efficiency and deliver a consistent, quality product. With almost 90 food hub clients across the U.S. and Canada, McCann is […]

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Diversity of Urban and Hydroponic Farms of the Future to Highlight Seedstock Annual Conference Field Trip

SAN DIEGO, CA – Seedstock’s 4th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference: “Innovation and the Rise of Local Food,” scheduled for Nov. 3 – 4, 2015, at UC San Diego, will explore innovations that farmers and entrepreneurs are embracing to grow food sustainably, create new businesses, improve food access, and manage resources efficiently against the dueling backdrop […]

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Aquaponics Grower, Solutions Farms, Added to Seedstock Conference’s Future Farm Field Trip in San Diego

Seedstock today announced that San Diego-based Solutions Farms, one of the largest aquaponics farms in the West, will be added to the “Future Farm Field Trip”. The “Future Farm Field Trip” on Day 1 (Nov. 3) of the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Innovation and the Rise of Local Food offers an excursion into […]

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Hydroponics, Aquaponics and the Future of Local Food at the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Ag Conference

As arable land grows scarcer and consequently more expensive by the year, many new farmers and entrepreneurs are opting to grow produce in controlled environments. Utilizing hydroponic and aquaponic systems that usually require only 10% of the water necessary to grow similar crops outdoors, these indoor growers can often produce more than 20 times the […]

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Specialty Produce Pres to Address Sourcing and Distribution of Local Food at Seedstock Conference at UCSD

Seedstock today announced that Bob Harrington, President of Specialty Produce, a food service and retail fresh produce supplier to over 600 restaurants and hotels in San Diego, will participate in the upcoming 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference on November 3 – 4, 2015 at UC San Diego. Bob will be part of a panel […]

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Lucy Norris of Ag Innovations to Address Role of Tech in Local Food Systems at Upcoming Seedstock Conference

Seedstock today announced that Lucy Norris, Director of the Regional Food Systems Program at Ag Innovations will join the upcoming 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference on November 3 – 4, 2015 at UC San Diego. Norris will discuss the important role of technology in impacting supply chain models and its ability to help insure the […]

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Less than 4 Days Remain to Grab Discounted Early Bird Tix for the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Ag Conference

Less than four days remain to obtain discounted registration for the upcoming 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Innovation and the Rise of Local Food in San Diego on Nov. 3 – 4, 2015 – http://seedstockconference.com The event will kick off with the Future Farm Field Trip on Tuesday, Nov. 3, which will offer a […]

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Seedstock Annual Conference to Highlight Confluence of Agricultural Innovation and Escalating Local Food Demand

Interested in learning from agricultural futurists, urban farmers, and entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of food access and soilless growing? Looking to meet like-minded ag entrepreneurs and urban farmers? Searching for food buyers, venture investors, or technology partners? Then you won’t want to miss the upcoming “4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference: Innovation and the Rise […]

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Tender Greens Co-founder Erik Oberholtzer to Talk Local Food Sourcing from Sustainable and Hydroponic Farms at 4th Annual Seedstock Conference

Seedstock today announced that Erik Oberholtzer, Co-founder of the restaurant chain Tender Greens will join the upcoming 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference on November 3 – 4, 2015 at UC San Diego. Oberholtzer will discuss his efforts to source local and sustainably grown food for Tender Greens’ 18 locations and counting across California. He […]

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Former USDA Under Secretary, Gus Schumacher, to Discuss Local Food Access at Upcoming Seedstock Conference

Seedstock today announced that Gus Schumacher, Founding Board Chair and Vice President of Wholesome Wave will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference on November 3 – 4, 2015 at UC San Diego. Schumacher’s address will focus on his and Wholesome Wave’s efforts to make fresh, locally grown fruits and […]

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Seedstock 4th Annual Sustainable Ag Conference on Nov. 3 – 4 to Focus on Innovation and the Rise of Local Food

Slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11 – 12, 2014, the conference will explore how city and county policy can encourage investment in, and support of, local and urban agriculture. Also presented will be the business models and technological solutions – from irrigation to supply chain innovations – necessary to augment the growth of local food systems.

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Daron “Farmer D” Joffe to Deliver Address on Ag Innovation and Food Access at 4th Annual Seedstock Conference

Seedstock today announced that Daron “Farmer D” Joffe, Director of Agricultural Innovation and Development for the Leichtag Foundation, will deliver the afternoon keynote address at the upcoming 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference – “Innovation and the Rise of Local Food” to be held November 3 – 4, 2015 at UC San Diego. Daron,  a […]

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Seedstock Names Go Green Agriculture Founder and CEO as 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Keynote

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) – Seedstock today announced Pierre Sleiman, founder and CEO of Go Green Agriculture, will deliver the keynote address at the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference – “Innovation and the Small Farmer” – to be held Nov. 3-4 San Diego. This year’s conference, held at the University of California-San Diego, will […]

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Conference Sponsor and Participant, Tender Greens, Sees Hydroponics as Key to Restaurant Group’s Continued Growth

Tender Greens, a Southern California-based restaurant chain committed to serving up high-quality local foods, is increasingly relying on hydroponics and other forms of indoor growing methods to supply its restaurants. As the company continues to grow (it currently has multiple locations in several major metropolitan areas in California), co-founder Erik Oberholtzer sees numerous advantages to […]

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