Fall Forum – Oct 27 – Program and Presenters

October 27, 2011     |       9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are:

Farm & Food Entrepreneurship in the Pioneer Valley



9:00 – 9:30                      Arrivals, Coffee, Tea, Bagels, Muffins & Mingling


9:30am – Noon:             PVGrows Fall Forum


Robert Pura, President, Greenfield Community College

Facilitated Networking:

John Engel, LifeMigrations, Northampton

Overview of Farm & Food Entrepreneurship in the Pioneer Valley:

Margaret Christie, Director of Special Projects, CISA

John Waite, Executive Director, Franklin County CDC / Western MA Food Processing Center, Greenfield

Breakout Sessions with Farm & Food Entrepreneurs:

Dan Martinez, Owner/Chef, Bistro le Gras, Northampton

Amy Klippenstein & Paul Lacinski, Owners, Sidehill Farm, Ashfield

Dan Rosenberg, Owner, Real Pickles, Greenfield

Joe Czajkowski, Sara Teece, & Jessica Collins, Farm to Preschool & Families Project, Springfield

Shelly Beck, Enterprise Farm Mobile Market, Whately

Noon – 1:00pm:             Lunch     (Tables arranged by Working Group)

1:00pm – 3:00pm:       (Optional) PVPC Food Security Plan – Public Input Session


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