GrowRIVERSIDE

WHAT IS GrowRIVERSIDE?

GrowRIVERSIDE is a multi-stakeholder initiative to cultivate food and agricultural activities across the City of Riverside. GrowRIVERSIDE aims to: equip the public with tools and knowledge to create a strong marketplace for local food systems, generate opportunities for community and economic development, advance public policy related to food and agriculture, and provide a venue for stakeholders to network.

Kaiser RPU Board of Supervisors La Sierra University Global Food Initiative Index Fresh IEHP Riverside Downtown Partnership USDA CR&R Accion Arlington Business Partnership

SPEAKERS

Secretary Karen Ross
Secretary Karen Ross
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Karen Ross is the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, having been appointed to that post by Governor Jerry Brown on January 12, 2011. She had previously served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, a position she accepted in 2009.
Dr. Glenda Humiston
Dr. Glenda Humiston
Vice President of UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Currently the Vice President of UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Humiston has 25 years of experience working on agriculture, natural resources, sustainability and economic development in rural communities.
A.G. Kawamura
A.G. Kawamura
3rd Generation Urban Farmer and Former Secretary of California Dept. of Food and Agriculture
Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura is the former California Secretary of Agriculture where he served from 2003 to 2010. He is a third generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper from Orange County.
Michael Shuman
Michael Shuman
Author, Attorney and Expert on Community Economics
Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the “JOBS Act,” signed into law by President Obama in April 2012.

LOCATION

EVENTS

Growers Forum

October 29, 2016, 9:00am - 3:30pm

FREE

  • Citrus Greening Disease Update
  • Organic Certification with Q&A
  • UCR - Local Food with Q&A
  • Accion - Microloans
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Community Gathering

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Farm to fork dinner

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Conference

March 30-31, 2017

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