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Thanks to all who joined us for the 2018 Arizona Food & Farm Forum!

Click here for three things we learned this year's Forum, held May 8 & 9 at The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert.

Read on below for more resources and takeaways.


2018 Slideshows & presentations

 

KEYNOTE from Deborah Frieze

From Separation to Relationship: The Changing Nature of Food and Finance [Full Video]

Lightning sessions

  • Maricopa County Food System Coalition, Rosanne Albright [more]

  • Farm Express by Discovery Triangle, Elyse Guidas [PDF]

  • Double Up Food Bucks from Pinnacle Prevention, Adrienne Udarbe [coming soon]

  • Local First Arizona Membership, Cameron Kulik [PDF]

  • Good Food Finder AZ, Kate Radosevic [more]

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

  • Keynote Workshop: Impactful Investing in Food [Workshop format: no presentation available]
  • Collaborating for Long-Term Resilience: Multi-Commodity Agricultural Co-op Development in Arizona
    • Part 1: Co-Op Development, John Penry & Mark Rhine [PDF]
    • Part 2: Sun Produce Co-Op's Story, Dave Brady & Cindy Gentry [coming soon]
  • Small-Scale Food Safety: Who and What to Know in 2018
    • Part 1: GHP/GAP for Small Scale Producers, Stewart Jacobsen [coming soon]
    • Part 2: GHP/GAP at Merchant's Garden, Chaz Shelton [PDF]
    • Part 2: Adapting to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Joe Oddo [PDF]

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

  • From Need to Opportunity: The CSA Program at Desert Mission Food Bank 
    • Part 1: Food is Healthcare at the Honor Health Desert Mission Food Bank, Anne Costa [PDF]
    • Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of the CSA for Crooked Sky Farms, Bernadette Bucco [PDF]
  • Market-Based Conservation: The Verde River Flows & We Drink Good Beer
    • Full presentation by Kimberly Schonek, Chris Chappell, and Chip Norton [PDF]
  • Squeezed in the Middle: Distributors of Local Food Navigate Needs of Producers & Chefs 
    • Part 1: Stern Produce, Kristen Osgood [PDF]
    • Part 2: Pivot Produce, Erik Stanford [video]
    • Part 3: Peddler's Son, Rj Johnson [more]

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

  • Opportunity in Arizona: Adopt-A-Sonoran-Desert-Crop 
    • More information from Sterling Johnson and Juan Chavez [more]
  • Space for Cultivation: Integrating Agriculture into Urban Environments 
    • Project 1: Los Olivos, Matthew Moore [more]
    • Project 2: Your Community Cook at El Rancho, Ingrid Hirtz [more]
    • Project 3: Orchard Community Learning Center, John Wann [coming soon]
    • Project 4: The Farm at Agritopia, Katie Critchley [more]
  • How to Get Your Story Told [Panel format: no presentations available]

BREAKOUT SESSION 4

  • USDA Grant Funds on the Ground in Arizona: Lessons from Arizona Food Entrepreneurs 
    • Project 1: Local Alternative Inc and Real Vegetable Meat, Jonathan Netzky [more info]
    • Project 2: Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation, Karalea Cox [PDF]
    • Project 3: Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Nina Sajovec [more info]
  • The Farm Bill & Me: What to Know About the 2018 Farm Bill 
    • Full presentation by Adrienne Udarbe [PDF]
  • From Hobby to Business: Making the Jump Into Food Careers [Panel format: no presentations available]

BREAKOUT SESSION 5

  • Traditional Funding Pathways: Small Business Loans and Farm Service Agency Programs 
    • Resource 1: Accion, Rachel Burgoyne [more info]
    • Resource 2: Tucson Community Investment Corporation, Danny Knee [more info]
    • Resource 3: Farm Service Agency, Fred San Nicholas [PDF]
  • Building the Business Case for Environmental Sustainability 
    • Project 1: Wholesum Harvest, Olga Borquez [PDF]
    • Project 2: Diablo Ranch, Jeremy Krones [PDF]
  • Identifying Local Food Marketing Strategies: How to Reach your Target Consumer Using Market Research 
    • Full presentation by Dr. Carola Grebitus and Dr. Rene√© Shaw Hughner [PDF]

BREAKOUT SESSION 6

  • Diversifying Your Revenue Stream: Accessing Institutional Markets 
    • Full presentation by Ashley Schimke [PDF]
  • Higher Education in Local Food Economies: A Conversation of Resources [Panel format: no presentations available]
  • Inside the Minds of Buyers [Panel format: no presentations available]

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