Trade Show, School Food, and Policy Conference – Friday of the Conference

The Good Food Festival & Conference is the oldest local, sustainable trade show in the US!

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Local and Sustainable Products Tradeshow,

Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm

The Good Food Trade Show supports farmers, trade buyers, and other stakeholders to grow their businesses and the Good Food community. Click here for the 2014 list of participating farms, organizations, and businesses!

Meet the Buyers Reception, 5:30 – 7:00pm

Meet the Buyers gives producers and buyers opportunities to connect and create lasting business partnerships. Check back for this year’s schedule but for now, here’s what we covered last year 

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2015 Friday’s Workshop Schedule At a Glance (Food Policy Schedule here)

Time

Trade

Detailed Schedule

Producers

Detailed Schedule

School Food

Detailed Schedule

8:30-9:00 am

Registration

9:00 -10:15 am

Opening Symposium (Hall C)

Jim Slama, FamilyFarmed.org

Gail Christopher, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veteran Coalition • Ferd Hefner, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Shaniece Alexander, Growing Home • Lori Healey, Farm IL

John-Mark Hack, Local Food Association • Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

Jody Osmund, Band of Farmers

10:15 -10:30 am Beginning Farmer of the Year Award
10:00 am -5:30 pm Trade Floor Open
10:45 am –12:00 pm

Branding 2.0 Social Media and Design

Small Grain and Bean Production for Local Growers

Farm to School 101: Introducing Farm to School Programs and Priorities

12:00 -1:00 pm Lunchtime Keynote (Hall C)
1:00 -2:15 pm

Scaling Up Local Meat

Maximizing Farm Profits Through Diversification

School Meals & Nutrition Standards: How Farm to School Programs are Promoting Healthy Eating

2:30 -3:45 pm

Local Foods Pricing: Making it Win-Win

Acquiring Farmland and Funding

School Gardens: Planning, Design, & Curriculum

4:00 -5:15 pm

Getting on the Shelves

A Larger Share of the Food Dollar through Value Added Products

 Farm to School Procurement & Supply Chain

5:30 pm -7:30 pm -
5:30 pm -7:00 pm Meet the Buyers Reception 

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2015 Trade Track Schedule

Time

Event

Moderator/Panelists

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Branding 2.0 Social Media and Design (Room D)

Lisa DeVries, Goodness Greeness
Michael O’Gorman, Farmer Veterans Coalition
Lior Lavy, 
Artizone
Ellen Malloy,
 Morsel

1:00 –2:15 pm

Scaling Up Local Meat (Room D)

Greg Gunthorp, Gunthorp Farms
Louis John, Slagel
Raya Carr, 
Mint Creek
John-Mark Hack,
Moderator, Local Food Association
2:30 -3:45 pm

Local Foods Pricing: Making it Win-Win (Room D)

Andrew Lutsey, Local Foods
Stefanie Garcia
, Whole Foods Market
Lior Lavy
, Artizone
Eloise Karlatiras, Moderator, Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition
Kevin Jezewski, Savor at McCormick Place
Irv Cernauskas, Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks
4:00-5:15 pm

Getting on the Shelves (Room D)

Markus Schramm, Manna Organics
Bob Scaman,
Moderator, Goodness Greeness
Bobby Turner,
WFM
Gene Mealhow,
 Tiny But Mighty Popcorn
David Winters,
 SPINS, Director of Retail Development

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2015 Producer Track Schedule

Time

Event

Moderator/Panelists

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Small Grain and Bean Production for Local Growers (Room E)

Molly Breslin, Breslin Farms
Andrea Hazzard,
 Hazzard Free Farm
Gilbert Williams, Lonesome Stone Milling
1:00 -2:00 pm

Maximizing Farm Profits Through Diversification (Room E)

 

Dave Rand, Local Foods
Peg Sheaffer, 
Sandhill Family Farms 
Robin Schirmer
Moderator, Chicagoland CSA Coalition
2:30 -3:45 pm

Acquiring Farmland and Funding (Room E)

Brad Leibov, Liberty Prairie Foundation
Thomas Spaulding,
 Angelic Organics Learning Center
Colleen Callahan,
 Moderator, USDA Rural Development
Dave Miller,
 Iroquois Valley Farms
Patsy Benveniste
, Chicago Botanic Garden Urban Ag
4:00 -5:15 pm

A Larger Share of the Food Dollar through Value Added Products (Room E)

Lee Greene, Scrumptious Pantry
Ted Ballweg,
 Savory Accents
Jolanta Hardej,
 Farmed Here
Marcel van Ooyen,
 Greenmarkets
Dan Carmody
Moderator, Eastern Markets

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2015 School Food Summit Schedule

Time

Event

Moderator/Panelists

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Farm to School 101: Introducing Farm to School Programs and Priorities (Room F)

Gary Cuneen, Seven Generations Ahead 
Christina Conell,
USDA Farm to School Program
Kymm Mutch
, School Food and Local Supply Chain Consultant
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel
, External Initiatives Manager, Academy for Global Citizenship
Vanessa Herald,
Moderator, National Farm to School Network, Great Lakes Region Farm to School Coordinator
1:00 –2:15 pm

School Meals & Nutrition Standards: How Farm to School Programs are Promoting Healthy Eating (Room F)

Betti Wiggins, Nutrition Director, Detroit Public Schools 
Leslie Fowler
, Nutrition Directory, Chicago Public Schools
Yael Lehmann
, Executive Director, The Food Trust Philadelpia
Rosa Ramirez,
Healthy Schools Campaign
Alan Shannon
, Moderator, FNS, USDA
2:30 -3:45 pm

School Gardens: Planning, Design, & Curriculum (Room F)

The Kitchen Community
Alexandra DeSorbo-Quinn, Executive Director, Pilot Light
Marnie Record,
Lincoln Land Community College
Drew Thomas,
Chicago Public Schools
Amanda Fieldman,
Gardeneers
Gary Cuneen
, Moderator, Founder & Executive Director, Seven Generations Ahead

2015 Food Policy Conference Schedule

Click here for a detailed Food Policy Conference Schedule

Time

Summit Track #1

Summit Track #2

Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council Track

10:45 am –12:00 pm A Prescription for Change: Health Impacts of Antibiotic Overuse in Meat Production (Room G) Funders Panel (Room H) CFPAC (Room I)
1:00 -2:15 pm Chemical Trespass – A New Generation of Genetically Engineered Seeds and Local Food Systems Got Land? Tackling the Land Access Challenge CFPAC
2:30 -3:45 pm Charting Regional/National Approaches to Food Policy Collaborate, Educate, Create Place: A working urban farm in Skokie Scaling Up Local Greens Production
5:30 -7:00 pm Meet the Buyers

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