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Friday, November 21
 

9:15am

No Supply/No Demand/Lots of Spirit
Limited Capacity seats available

The economic, marketing and supply chain challenges of creating a brand new category of local and organic food can seem insurmountable; the rewards can be nebulous.  Come hear stories from the front line of trying to create the category of Local and Organic Spirits in the cut-throat world of big alcohol from Scott Maitland of Topo Distillery!

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Maitland

Scott Maitland

Top Of The Hill
Scott Maitland is the founder of Top of the Hill Restaurant, Brewery and Distillery. He began the brewery in 1996 to prevent a chain restaurant from dominating downtown Chapel Hill. Being in the brewpub business in Chapel Hill gave him a real appreciation for the impact locally based... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:15am - 10:30am
McColl - 2000

10:45am

Food Policy and Health
Limited Capacity seats available

More than 32 million children particupate in the National School Lunch program. In 2012 the USDA announced new rules about these school meals, and school nutrition policy has been in the news a lot since then. (Remember when pizza was considered a vegetable?) What exactly are these policies, and why?  What affects are they having on childrens' health? (Is there a link to the obesity epidemic?) What can be done (by individuals, businesses, and/or government) to reverse these trends? Discuss all this and more during this hour spend with Professor Ammerman!


Speakers
avatar for Alice Ammerman

Alice Ammerman

Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Professor, Department of Nutrition Gillings School of Glob, UNC Chapel Hill
Alice Ammerman’s research activities include design and testing of innovative clinical and community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention approaches for chronic disease risk reduction in primarily low income and minority populations. Her recent research interests focus... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
McColl - 2600

10:45am

Whole Hog NC Presents: The Power of Pork
Limited Capacity seats available

The Whole Hog project aims to shed light on the energy dynamics within the hog industry in North Carolina. Hear Editor-in-Chief Kelly Creedon and Managing Editor Jessie Clark explain their process of exploring the complex set of relationships among those with an economic, environmental, cultural and political stake in the industry.

http://wholehognc.com
 

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Clark

Jessie Clark

Managing Editor, Whole Hog NC
Jess Clark is a journalist and a master's student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC Chapel Hill. After she finished her B.A. in English at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, she ended up back in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where she worked as a... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Creedon

Kelly Creedon

Editor-in-Chief, Whole Hog NC
Kelly is a visual journalist interested in web-first documentary storytelling. Originally from the Jersey shore, she received a B.A. in Communication from Loyola College of Maryland. Her experience includes a range of community-based media and documentary work in Boston, El Salvador... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
McColl - 2350

1:15pm

A New Age of Retailing
Limited Capacity seats available

Retailers are starting to take more long-term strategic approaches to value chain partnerships! In particular, some behavior changes have helped farmers persevere through economic and environmental sustainability challenges (from managing the drought in California to developing smallholder farmers in Latin America and Africa). Come hear about this and more as McKinsey's David Fiocco chats with UNC Kenan-Flagler Professor Katrijn Gielens. 

Speakers
avatar for David Fiocco

David Fiocco

McKinsey & Company
David Fiocco is a leader in McKinsey’s Global Agriculture and Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practices, with experience spanning the public and private sectors across the developed and developing world. His work has focused across the value chain in food security and sustainable... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Kenan Institute Room 204

1:15pm

Global Seafood in the 21st Century: Opportunities for Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

The farmed vs. wild-caught debate, apps that recommend the most sustainable fish option on a dinner menu, and the many ways to structure fishing regulations! Dialogue around seafood has certainly come a long way in the past 15 years. In this session, Dr. Smith will cover the major trends in seafood production, demand, and international trade and the ways that innovation has shaped the seafood market! Explore three distinct types of innovation in the seafood space: technological, market, and policy. And, learn the ways that innovations in seafood build on one another, and how this creates opportunities for private and social entrepreneurs. 


Speakers
avatar for Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Professor of Environmental Economics in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Duke Nicholas School
Marty studies the economics of the oceans, including fisheries, marine ecosystems, seafood markets, and coastal climate adaptation. He has written on a range of policy-relevant topics, including economics of marine reserves, seasonal closures in fisheries, ecosystem-based management... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 1:15pm - 2:30pm
McColl - 2600

1:15pm

Land Access, Land Security, and Conservation Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

That old notion of the family farm is fading. Each month, African American farmers in particular lose 30,000 acres of land! Come to this session to learn what exactly is happening to our farmers and their land, and what resolutions we are working on. For instance, what are alternative land financing and conservation models that may replace land and farm ownership? What laws protect land and which are contributing to land loss? These are just some of the tough questions we are ready and eager to discuss!
 

Speakers
avatar for David Harper

David Harper

Executive Director, Pee Dee Land Trust
With  25  years  of  experience  in  all  aspects  of  land  conservation  and  farmland  preservation  in rural  and  urbanizing  regions,  David  Harper  has  raised  more  than  $6  million  in  grants  for conservation  planning,  easement... Read More →
avatar for Jillian Hishaw

Jillian Hishaw

Founder and Director, F.A.R.M.S.
As a Midwest native for the past seven years, Ms. Hishaw has worked extensively in the area of environmental education, civil rights, and agricultural policy.  Ms. Hishaw’s dedication to public service is reflected in the 2006 establishment of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 1:15pm - 2:30pm
McColl - 2000

2:45pm

Before & After the Accelerator: Norm's Farms
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Norm’s Farms for an interactive talk on what it takes to build a local food business in North Carolina.  Learn about why this family business decided to start growing elderberries, how they ended up turning those elderberries into supplements and grocery items, and what partners and resources in North Carolina were instrumental to their success in building a viable business that now sells its products at local businesses like Weaver Street, A Southern Season, and Whole Foods.  Also learn about about how participating in an accelerator program helped Norm’s Farms achieve a 300% increase in monthly revenues in only 3 months.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Lenhardt

Erin Lenhardt

CEO, Norms Farms
Erin is a food entrepreneur interested in sustainability, whole foods, and community health. She dreams of changing the way the world thinks about how food quality impacts health and life. Erin is actively working to influence food culture by supporting the entrepreneurs who are... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
McColl - 2600

2:45pm

Local meets Conventional Supply Chains
Limited Capacity seats available

It is impossible to drive around for too long without seeing a Sysco truck-- the company is huge, and saw over $44B in revenue last year! And with Sysco's US Foods merger, the new company will capture 27% market share. How are smaller scale producers supposed to become a part of and benefit from these national distribution networks that seek to take advantage of economies and scale and put pricing pressure on suppliers? Rebecca Dunn will present on work and research she and colleagues have done around just this issue. Come learn about partnerships and strategies that work (and some that have not worked...) to bring locally-sourced foods into conventional supply chains!  

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Dunning

Rebecca Dunning

Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Center for Environmental Farming Systems North Carolina State University
Rebecca is an agricultural economist and sociologist whose passion is to empower individuals to live purposeful and rewarding lives. She is a senior social science researcher at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems located at North Carolina State University where she manages... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
McColl - 2575