Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy

Resnick Program co-sponsoring 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference

The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference: Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities.

The conference will explore the economic impact as well as the community and environmental benefits that can result from the development of a robust local food system.

Slated for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11 - 12, 2014 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the first day of the conference will offer an Urban Agriculture Field Trip on which attendees will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs along with a tour of a blossoming 1.5-acre high school campus urban farming operation in Pasadena and a visit to a hydroponic shipping container farm in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The second day of the conference will feature panels and keynotes that will explore, among other topics, the following:

  • Reintegrating Agriculture into the City
  • The local food production and commercial potential of controlled environment agriculture in cities;
  • How city and county policy can encourage investment in and support of local and urban agriculture;
  • Business models and technological solutions from irrigation technology to supply chain innovations necessary to augment the growth of local food systems


  • Kimberly Kessler - Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy
  • A.G. Kawamura - Former Secretary of California Dept. of Food and Agriculture
  • Mud Baron - Muir Ranch
  • Sasha Kanno - Long Beach Local and Farm Lot 59
  • Nicola Kerslake - New Bean Capital
  • Nurit Katz - Chief Sustainability Officer at UCLA
  • Rob Trice - Better Food Ventures and The Mixing Bowl
  • Erik Cutter - Alegría Fresh
  • Clare Fox - Los Angeles Food Policy Council
  • Daniel Allen - Farmscape
  • Erika Block - Local Orbit
  • Nicola Kerslake - New Bean Capital
  • Dwight Detter - Whole Foods Market
  • Mark Glassock - Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
  • Michel Algazi - Freshology and Food Centricity
  • Erik Oberholtzer - Tender Greens
  • John Mesko - Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
  • David Rosenstein - EVO Farm
  • Rickey Smith - Urban Green
  • Colin Archipley - Archi’s Acres and VSAT