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FRIDAY, JUNE 21th 2019

RITZ THEATER

107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550



8:00-8:55 AM

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Conference Theme KICK-OFF:

Day #5 Theme

Michael Muyot - 21st Century Economist

SDG #3 Good Health & Well-being

9:15 – 9:35 AM

WELCOMING REMARKS

NY State Senator Jen Metzger

NY Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson

9:40 – 10:10 AM

KEYNOTE TALK

What does it take to build the Regional Food Economy into a healthier and more sustainable ecosystem?

Presenter:

Jeffrey Potent - Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

10:15 – 10:40 AM

ARMCHAIR CHAT

What does it take to build the Regional Food Economy into a healthier and

more sustainable ecosystem?

Moderator:

Jeffrey Potent - Columbia University

Jeff Teaches courses in corporate sustainability, sustainable agriculture, ecosystem services and environmental markets at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Columbia University Earth Institute.

Interviewees:

Ben Giardullo - CEO BBG Retail Ventures


10:40 – 10:55 AM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE

11:00 - 11:20 AM

TOPIC BRIEFING

The Future of Food: Sustainable Innovations in AgTech in NYC

Alina Zolotareva - Senior Marketing Manager + Veggie Cheerleader

11:20 – 11:45 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Future of Sustainable Food & Agriculture

Moderator:

Alina Zolotareva - Senior Marketing Manager + Veggie Cheerleader

Panelists:

Tinia Pina - Founder & CEO, Re-Nuble

Daniel Bernstein - Co-Founder, COO, We Are the New Farmers

TBA, AgTech-X

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE

12:00 - 1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

~Attendees On Own~ 

Please support local cafes & restaurants or BYO,

(Bring Your Own Lunch, Seating is provided. ) 

1:05 – 1:15 PM

REMARKS

NY State Senator James Skoufis

1:15 - 1:30 PM

TOPIC BRIEFING

The Transformative Potential of New York Hemp

Bob Rossi - Executive Director of the New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC)

1:30 – 1:50 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Transformative Potential of New York Hemp

Moderator:

Bob Rossi - Executive Director of the New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC)

Panelists:

Michael Bowman - Founding Board Chair, National Hemp Association

Allan Gandelman - Main Street Farms and New York Hemp Oil

John Gilstrap - COO, Hudson Hemp

1:50 - 2:10 PM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE

2:15 - 2:30 PM

TOPIC BRIEFING

TBA

Daniel Bernstein - Co-Founder, COO, We Are the New Farmers

2:30 - 2:55 PM

ARM CHAIR CHAT

Interviewer:

Michael Muyot - Conference Director

Interviewees:

Daniel Bernstein - Co-Founder, COO, We Are the New Farmers

2:55 - 3:05 PM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE

3:10 – 3:20 PM

TOPIC BRIEFING

3:20 - 3:40 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

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

Moderator:

Michael Muyot - Conference Director

Panelists:

Alina Zolotareva - Senior Marketing Manager + Veggie Cheerleader

Tinia Pina - Founder & CEO, Re-Nuble

Daniel Bernstein - Co-Founder, COO, We Are the New Farmers

TBA, AgTech-X

3:40 - 3:55 PM

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE

3:55 – 4:10 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

Michael Muyot - Conference Director

4:10 - 5:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION