Steffanie Scott

Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Management · University of Waterloo

Leading international scholar on food security, food system change, and COVID-19 impacts on the food suppy.

Food Agriculture & Environment COVID-19 (Coronavirus) China Food Policy Local Food Systems

Rattan Lal

Associate Professor, Soil Science | Environment and Natural Resources · The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal is a Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University .

Soil Science Environment Natural Resources

Mike Hamm

C. S. Mott Chair in Sustainable Agriculture · Michigan State University

Expert in community-based food systems, food security, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition education

Food and Sustainability Urban Agriculture Health Sustainable food systems Regional Food Systems

Jane Rabinowicz

Executive Director / Directrice générale · USC Canada

NGO leader with expertise in seed, agroecology and nonprofit management / Leader d'ONG avec expertise en semences, agroécologie, et gestion.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Semenciers Sécurité alimentaire Souveraineté alimentaire Circuits courts de commercialisation agricole

Ai-Ping Hu

Senior Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Ai-Ping Hu is an expert in the areas of robots, farming and autonomy.

Farming Autonomy Robotics

Natalie Munro, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology · University of Connecticut

Professor Munro focuses on the origin of feasting and animal domestication, and the transition from foraging to farming in human evolution

Evolution Farming

Verena Seufert

Postdoctoral Fellow · University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Scientist interested in all things food and nature. Studying how we can do agriculture better.

Sustainability organic agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Change

Patricia Thornley

Director of EBRI, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute · Aston University

Patricia Thornley works in assessing the environmental, economic and social imapcts of renewable energy technologies.

Chemistry Supergen Project Climate Change Bioenergy Environmental Sciences

Lisa F. Clark

Research Associate · University of Saskatchewan

Political Scientist researching food politics and food policy

Food Agriculture & Environment Public Policy Analysis Governance & Regulation Innovation Food Safety and Security

Solomon Darwin

Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation | Executive Director, Center for Growth Markets · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the “Father of the Smart Village Movement”

Open Innovation Smart Villages / Smart Cities Business Models Innovation Strategies for Emerging Economies Business Ecosystems

Sarah Red-Laird

Advisory Board Member · The New York Bee Sanctuary

Executive Director at Bee Girl

Grant Writing Community Outreach Beekeeping

Alice Cepeda

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cepeda focuses on the social epidemiology of drug use and the related health risk behaviors affecting urban Mexican-origin populations.

Urban Affairs HIV and AIDS Drug Use and Abuse Social Work Social Work Education

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Director, Rudd Center for Obesity & Food Policy (Principal Investigator); Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Dr. Schwartz specializes in school wellness and nutrition programs, and food insecurity.

School Food Options Nutrition food insecurity Nutrition in Food Programs

Wesley Longhofer

Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Academic Director, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Comparative Political Sociology Organizational Sociology Philanthropy and Non-Profits Corporate Social Responsibility Environmental Sociology

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Biology Aquaculture “Captain Seaweed” Marine Algae Commercial uses of seaweed

Alana Pindar

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences · University of Guelph

Wild bee expert who studies the impact of environmental stressors such as climate change and habitat loss on bee communities

Biodiversity Pollination Biology Pollination Ecological Analysis Ecological disturbance

Amanda Ravenhill

Founder · Syntropy International

Biochar and other Comprehensive Anticipatory Sustainable Solutions for a world in flux

Biochar Biochar Stoves Sustainable Business Buckminster Fuller Design Thinking

David Todd

Speaker, Trainer , Coach · Toddy Talks

Entertaining and inspiring speaker drawing on two decades of experience across a range of business involvement.

The Characteristics of Successful People Attitude -It's Only Everything The Balloon and the Cactus Attitude Balance and Commitment

Amy Iezzoni

Professor · Michigan State University

Amy Iezzoni leads a sour cherry breeding and genetics program, and also a cherry rootstock breeding program.

Cherry Genetics Plant Breeding

Edward Harwood

CEO and Founder · Aero Farm Systems, LLC

Experienced speaker/panelist for farm to food issues especially using protected agriculture.

Aeroponics Led Lighting as It Relates to Plants

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