Commercial-Scale Food and Job Creation in Innovative Urban Spaces

Nov 28, 2018

Session Description

Today, less than 2% of the US population are farmers and 20% of the nation’s farmers are beginning farmers (in their first ten years of operation). Millennial farmers make up a growing percentage of US farmers and want to be closer to customers in urban and suburban settings. How are developers, planners, foundations and cities supporting commercial ag production in our neighborhoods? Hear how several US cities and urbanized regions including West Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and others are innovating, rezoning, and encouraging the development of productive urban farms and providing opportunities for beginning farmers to get their start. Hear from one of the leading voices on the myths and emerging solutions for the future of farming and food production in the United States.

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Mary KimballExecutive Director, Center for Land-Based Learning

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