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

See below for a recap of the Forum held May 8 & 9 at The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert


Presentations

KEYNOTE from Deborah Frieze

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

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

  • Keynote Workshop: Impactful Investing in Food 
  • Collaborating for Long-Term Resilience: Multi-Commodity Agricultural Co-op Development in Arizona
  • Small-Scale Food Safety: Who and What to Know in 2018

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

  • From Need to Opportunity: The CSA Program at Desert Mission Food Bank 
  • Market-Based Conservation: The Verde River Flows & We Drink Good Beer
  • Squeezed in the Middle: Distributors of Local Food Navigate Needs of Producers & Chefs 

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

  • Opportunity in Arizona: Adopt-A-Sonoran-Desert-Crop 
  • Space for Cultivation: Integrating Agriculture into Urban Environments 
  • How to Get Your Story Told

BREAKOUT SESSION 4

  • USDA Grant Funds on the Ground in Arizona: Lessons from Arizona Food Entrepreneurs 
  • The Farm Bill & Me: What to Know About the 2018 Farm Bill 
  • From Hobby to Business: Making the Jump Into Food Careers

BREAKOUT SESSION 5

  • Traditional Funding Pathways: Small Business Loans and Farm Service Agency Programs 
  • Building the Business Case for Environmental Sustainability 
  • Identifying Local Food Marketing Strategies: How to Reach your Target Consumer Using Market Research 

BREAKOUT SESSION 6

  • Diversifying Your Revenue Stream: Accessing Institutional Markets 
  • Higher Education in Local Food Economies: A Conversation of Resources 
  • Inside the Minds of Buyers

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS FOR INVESTING IN OUR STRONG LOCAL FOOD COMMUNITY!