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FRIDAY, JUNE 21th 2019

RITZ THEATER

107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550



8:00-8:45 AM

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING


8:45 – 9:15 AM

WELCOMING REMARKS

NY State Senator Jen Metzger, and NY Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson


9:15 – 9:30 AM

Good Health & Well-being


9:30 – 9:45 AM

KEYNOTE TALK


9:45 – 10:15 AM

ARMCHAIR CHAT What does it take to build the Regional

Food Economy into a healthier and more sustainable ecosystem?

Moderator: Jeffrey Potent - Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Teaches courses

for sustainable agriculture, ecosystem services and environmental markets at

the School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute

GUEST: Ben Giardullo, CEO BBG Retail Ventures


10:15 – 10:30 AM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE


10:30 - 10:45 AM

NETWORKING BREAK


10:45 11:00 AM

TOPIC BRIEFING Sustainable Ag, Hemp and Local Production Opps: Bob Rossi, Executive Director of NYSBC


11:00 – 11:30 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Sustainable Ag, Hemp and Local Production Opportunities

Moderator: Bob Rossi, Executive Director of NYSBC

Panellists: TBA


11:30-11:45 AM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE


11:45 - 12:05 AM

TOPIC BRIEFING Alina Zolotareva, Senior Marketing Manager + Veggie Cheerleader


12:05 – 12:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Future of Sustainable Food & Agriculture

Moderator: Alina Zolotareva - Senior Marketing Manager + Veggie Cheerleader

Panellists: TBA


12:30 - 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

w/ Short Film & Introduction


1:30 - 1:55 PM

TOPIC BRIEFING


1:55 - 2:25 PM

ARM CHAIR CHAT

Interviewer: TBA

Interviewees: TBA


2:25 - 2:40 PM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE


2:40 – 3:00 PM

TOPIC BRIEFING


3:00 - 3:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

What are the best Sustainable Food & Ag careers & jobs?

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: TBA


3:30 - 3:45 PM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE


3:45 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

Michael Muyot - Conference Director


3:45 - 4:30 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION