Beyond the Plough: The New Faces of Food

Alain Goubau, CFO and COO, FarmLead; Riana Lynn, CEO and Founder, FoodTrace; Marc Oshima, Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms. Moderated by Alesha Black.

Beyond the Plough: The New Faces of Food

Food demand is expected to increase substantially by 2050 due to rising populations and incomes. With this staggering demand comes an unprecedented business opportunity for small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs. The old guard is changing: young leaders are putting their entrepreneurial minds to work, pioneering innovations and products that tackle challenges to global food security. From channeling funds into “soil to shelf” ventures to using blockchain for produce traceability, entrepreneurs and business executives across the globe are adding new tastes, new roles and new jobs to the food sector. Join the Chicago Council for a conversation with the next generation of agriculture managers who are charging well-beyond the plough to introduce new ways we think about what we eat.

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5:30 p.m.   
Presentation and Q&A

6:30 p.m.   
Cocktail Reception

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