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Lightning Talks and Solutions Exchanges

Lightning Talks:

Market Channels and Equitable Development

The Trend of Data-Driven Farmers Markets, Darlene Wolnik, Senior Advisor, Farmers Market Coalition

A legacy community development corporation’s work to transform the food system in Central Brooklyn, Alexis Harrison, Partnership Coordinator, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Helping CSA farmers offer cost-offset CSAs to Low Income Families, Marilyn Sitaker, Resource Faculty at The Evergreen State College

HFFI in action: supporting innovative food systems models, Molly Hartman, Program Director, HFFI at Reinvestment Fund and Krysten Aguilar, Co-Executive Director, La Semilla Food Center

Creating markets for Urban Farmers: Lessons from Detroit, Tepfirah Rushdan, Co- Director, Keep Growing Detroit

The La Cocina Municipal Marketplace – Inclusive Economic Development, Blake Kutner, Culinary Manager – La Cocina and Michelle Magat, Development & Communications Director – La Cocina

Activating Corner Stores as Healthy Retailers through Community-Based Partnership, Ciara Segura, Program and Policy Director – Mandela Partners

The Business of Good Food

Rejected Fast Money and Betting on a Slow World, Cullen Naumoff, Co-Founder & CEO, Farm Fare

Terminal Markets 2.0, Lindsey Day Farnsworth, Food Systems Scientist, UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Toward solving the problem of food safety compliance for a small farmer, David Watkins, Jr., Value Chain Coordinator and Managing Partner, Up in Farms, LLC and Cindy Ayers-Elliot, Owner and CEO, Foot Print Farms

I’ll have the capital, hold the gentrification, Krysten Aguilar, Co-Executive Director, La Semilla Food Center

Can a School District Operate a Food Hub?, Ron Strochlic, Academic Coordinator, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Cooperative Farming for Urban Growers: Coordinated Production for Increased Market Access, Dana Hilfinger, Program Coordinator, Ohio State InFACT

Story Telling, Community, Culture

Tribal Food Economies: Intersections and Divergences, A-dae Briones, Director of Programs Native Food and Agriculture Initiative, First Nations Development Institute

Regenerating Indigenous Communities with Food Systems, Nick Hernandez, Founder-CEO, Makoce Agriculture Development

The Right to Grow Food in Public Housing, Crystal Gonzalez, Program Director, American Friends Service Committee

Forming an Agricultural Disaster Recovery Network, Sarah Bostick, Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent; University of Florida/IFAS

Welcome to the Lemonade Village, Lindsey Lunsford, Sustainable Food Systems Resource Specialist, Tuskegee University

Solutions Exchanges:

Solutions Exchanges are a unique approach to problem solving that tap into the expertise of peers to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and gain solutions via facilitated, small group discussions. We’ll be releasing information about the projects we’ll be highlighting so stay tuned!