Who's Speaking at State of the Soil?

Nick Burton

State of the Soil Media

  • Intentions & Why SotS
  • VLC – Stop selling produce. Sell Convenience.
  • Facebook Demographic Targeting and Ad Audience Building
  • New market & client development
  • Finding holes and making farm products to fill the gaps
  • Market Research Live Facebook insights deep dive

Jon Kozlowski

Growers Supply
South Windsor, CT

  • Market development
  • Restaurant Sales
  • Hydroponics
  • Educational Events

Henry Gordon

Blue Planet Consulting

  • Urban Farming & Ag Tech
  • Vertical farming
  • Start ups
  • Future of Ag

Chris Powers

Vertical Farming Summit – Chicago, IL

  • Building & leveraging a strong network
  • Constant learning processes

Arisa Rice

The Executive Farmer, Denver, CO

  • Veterans Resources
  • Grant Funding

Kason Bryden

Prod44 – Dallas, TX

  • Media Relations
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Press Releases

Andrew Mefferd

Growing for Market Magazine
One Drop Farm, Cornville, ME

  • A live of agriculture
  • Seed Trialing
  • Hoop House & Greenhouse production
  • Crop Selection
  • Farmers Markets

Stacey Givens

The Side Yard Farm, Portland, OR

  • Farm to Table & Community Events
  • Catering
  • Farming and Business through life events


Ken Armstrong – Ouroboros Farms, Half Moon Bay . California

  • Aquaponics
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Farm tours & education
  • Events

Jeff Bednar

Profound Micro Farms, Lucas, TX

  • Real estate
  • Buying your dream farm

Shawn Snyder

SRS Virtual Assistant, Dallas TX

  • Social Media

Randy Cummings

Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Winslow Maine

  • Market development
  • Trends
  • Seeds

Tony Corso

Corso Images, Paris, TX

  • Photography storytelling
  • How to think like a pro photographer

Brett Judd

Marriages Worth Millions

  • Family balance
  • Work balance
  • Working the business through the grief process

Maryna Higgins

Micro-green Production, Washington D.C.

  • Microgreens in an oversaturated market
  • Media and exposure opportunities
  • Grocery store sales

Kevin Schmdit

Doodley Dee’s Farms, Karnak TX

  • Aquaponics
  • Selling to schools
  • Events
  • Fighting Tax

Karin Kloosterman

Flux, lnc., Canada

  • Emerging Ag Tech
  • World ag views

Steve Rodrigue

Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Fairfield, ME

  • Permaculture
  • Seed research

Tim Kelly

SunTX Capitol, Dallas TX

  • Investors
  • Capital
  • Taxes
  • Accounting

Jane Schinasi France

Hope Bearers documentary series

  • A World Ag view through a documentary film makers eyes
  • People making ecological changes

Genevieve Flanagan

The Urban Acre Homestead, Portland, OR

  • Permaculture
  • Internships
  • Education
  • Farmers Market Sales
  • Product Opportunities

Terri Taylor

Edible Magazine, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

  • Food trends
  • Local food movement
  • Restaurants & chefs

Nancy Taylor

Edible Magazine, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

  • Food trends
  • Local food movement
  • Restaurants & chefs

Nate Storey

Bright Agrotech/Upstart University

  • Continuing Education
  • Planning & Business practices
  • Upstart University

Andrea Shackelford

Harvest Seasonal Kitchen, McKinney, TX

  • Selling to restaurants & Chefs
  • Local Food
  • What small growers need to know

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