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Food Sol to Host ‘Advances in Urban Agriculture and Ag Tech’ Panel on March 8

The question at hand, globally, is how will we feed a growing population with diminished resources and climate change?

On Wednesday, March 8, Food Sol at Babson will host a panel discussion on this very issue, including advances in urban agriculture and related technologies, with:

  • Rose Arruda, Mass Department of Ag Resources;
  • Shawn Cooney, Co-Founder, Cornerstalk Farms;
  • Brad McNamara, Co-Founder, Freight Farms;
  • Dan Pullman, Fresh Source Capital;
  • And more to be confirmed.

Urban agriculture focuses on the growing, processing, and distributing of food within and around cities. Agriculture technology includes the farming approaches and operations that leverage advancements such as sensors, devices, robots, and data to increase crop yields and/or other efficiencies.

“It’s important to note that agriculture innovation touches technology, healthcare, sustainability, city policy/planning, finance, and retail,” said Rachel Greenberger MBA’11, Adjunct Lecturer and Director of Food Sol at Babson College. “This panel is not merely for those pursuing food business—it’s for anyone who eats now, and who plans to eat in the future.”

Advances in Urban Agriculture and Ag Tech

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Needham-Wellesley Room, Olin Hall, Babson College

Free, open to the public, come-when-you-can, no registration required

Future Food Panel

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