May 8 & 9, 2018
The Farm at Agritopia | gilbert, arizona
Early Bird prices available through March 20.
Conversations & strategies for our diverse & prosperous future.
The AZ Food & Farm Forum is a 2-day conference for producers, food entrepreneurs, and local food advocates, programmed to change the way our desert state feeds itself. The event features networking sessions, nationally-acclaimed keynote speakers, instructional workshops, & the opportunity to grow your local food community.
Who Should Attend:
Food Producers & Entrepreneurs: farmers, ranchers, food artisans, & home gardeners
Food Distributors & Market Managers
Industry professionals with the desire to connect with the needs of local food production
SNAP-Ed and Food Access Advocates
Youth: 4-H members, FFA students
Chefs & Restaurateurs
Any community member dedicated to community food system development
meet our keynote: Deborah Frieze
Deborah Frieze is founding partner of the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investing fund focused on economic justice, which means investing in opportunity for all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system—to lead a dignified and productive life.The fund takes an integrated capital approach, combining investing, lending and giving to build a resilient and inclusive local economy. Deborah is co-author (with Margaret Wheatley) of Walk Out Walk On, an award-winning book that profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organizations failing to contribute to the common good—and walked on to build resilient communities. She is also founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning center in Boston, MA.
featuring workshops and presentations from arizona's food innovators
Additional speakers added on a rolling basis
Peanut Butter Americano
Arizona Department of Agriculture
The Farm at Los Olivos
The Farm at Agritopia
Your Community Cook
the farm at agritopia
3000 E Ray Road
Gilbert, Arizona 85296
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors for investing in our strong local food community!
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