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Enjoy Cutting-Edge Content and Time to Connect

The Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum is a two-day event designed to bring leading stakeholders in sustainable and regenerative agriculture and food investment together to move this investment opportunity forward! Day 1 includes an optional half-day tour of regenerative food and agriculture operations in the Bay Area that will give you a unique view into the sector. The afternoon of Day 1 will kick off the main event with opening sessions and an evening reception. Day 2 will feature insightful content, engaging activities and critical networking with key investment players.



 

RFSI Forum 2019 Wrap Up

Thank you to all of the sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, partners, and attendees who made the inaugural Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum such a resounding success!

See photos from the inaugural RFSI Forum

Our speakers have agreed to make the following presentations available for download. All files are password-protected and are intended for RFSI Forum attendees only. Attendees should have received an email with the password included.

If you need assistance, please email info@rfsi-forum.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Forum!

Presentations

Day 1

Climate Change and What You Eat: Solutions Beneath Our Feet
Shauna Sadowski, General Mills
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The Investment Case for Regenerative Agriculture
Paul McMahon, SLM Partners
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Case Study: Regenerative Farmer
Mike Omeg, Omeg Family Orchards
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Keynote Presentation
David Montgomery, Author
Contact David Montgomery at kingofish@gmail.com

Day 2

Soil Wealth: Growing Opportunities to Allocate Capital to Regenerative Food Systems
David LeZaks, Delta Institute & Joshua Humphries, Croatan Institute
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Qualifying Impact in a Complex Sector
Tim Crosby, Thread Fund
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Case Study: Building Integrated Supply Chains Through Strategic Investment
Eric Jackson, Pipeline Foods
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At the Nexus of Technology and Regenerative Agriculture
Sara Eckhouse, Foodshot Global
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Creating a Regenerative Financial System
Robyn O’Brien, rePlant Capital
Contact Robyn O’Brien at robyn@replantcap.com

Final Attendee List

The attendee list from the 2019 RFSI Forum is available for download. This document is password protected and is intended for RFSI Forum attendees only. Attendees should have received an email with the password included. For privacy reasons, we have not included email addresses. If you would like to be connected with a fellow RFSI attendee, please send a message to info@rfsi-forum.com and we will send an introductory message on your behalf.
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Speakers

Learn from Our Outstanding Speaking Faculty:

Stay tuned as we continue to add more great speakers to the line-up!


 


 

Tour

Experience Regenerative Food Systems First Hand

The 2019 Regenerative Food Systems Tour featured the following stops:

Top Leaf Farms | Berkeley, CA

Top Leaf Farms engages and partners with architects, developers, planners, communities and artists to create buildings and residential spaces that incorporate regenerative farming models for a new pattern of resiliency in these times of ecological and social change. Based on ecological principles and agroecology the farming models that Top Leaf Farms employs and designs from are highly productive, water conscious and climate smart. By growing food where people live we reduce the ecological and carbon footprint it takes to grow our food. Attendees will visit the Innovation Award-winning Garden Village to see an example of the largest productive rooftop farm in California that Top Leaf Farms designed, built and operated for the first 2 years. Now in it’s third year of production, Garden Village is now being run by Bluma Flower Farm and cut flowers and herbs are sold throughout the Bay area. Top Leaf Farms mission is to re-wild urban centers through Regenerative Agriculture and has another 50,000 square feet coming into operation in 2020.


 

Clif Bar & Company | Berkeley, CA

Clif Bar is a family- and employee-owned maker of nutritious and delicious energy foods. During the tour of our headquarters in Emeryville, CA, visitors will learn about Clif Bar’s Five Aspirations for Sustaining our Business, Brands, People, Planet, and Communities. Together, we will explore the ways in which the Aspirations show up around our headquarters – from our gym, to our on-site café and art collection – and beyond – in our commitments to sustainable agriculture, clean energy, waste diversion, and other programs. Regenerative doesn’t start and stop with soil – but includes how we care for all the relationships in a business, from farming to food manufacturing and beyond. We’ll share Clif Bar’s work and challenges with integrating this thinking.


 

Frog Hollow Farm | Brentwood, CA

Join us for a tour of Frog Hollow Farm, a 250-acre diversified organic tree fruit farm in Brentwood, CA. We will start with a walking tour of the orchards, where we will learn about all aspects of farm operations from soil health practices, integrated pest management, and tree care to distribution and marketing with an emphasis on regenerative farming practices and adaptation and resiliency in the face of climate change. You will also learn about how Frog Hollow captures farm residues (“unusable” fruit) in their commercial kitchen as well as in their on-farm composting program.

The tour will be followed by lunch from the farm kitchen, served in the orchard. Lastly, you will be invited to a farmers market stand at which you can purchase Frog Hollow Farm fruits and kitchen goodies.