Buyer Grower Event Speaker Schedule

Speaker Schedule

10:00am-10:30am
Welcome & Connecting Farmers & Food/Drink Producers in Western PA
Erin Hart, Farm to Table Connections of Western PA

10:30am-11:00am
How to Start a Food Business in Allegheny County
Josephine Caminos Oria, La Dorita Cooks

11:00am-11:30am
Growing Demand for Locally Made & Sourced Food
Joe Bute, Hollymead Capital

11:30am-12:00pm
412 Food Rescue-Creating New Outlets for Seconds and “Ugly” Produce
Hana Uman, 412 Food Rescue

12:00pm-12:30pm
Restaurant Sustainability & It’s Connection to Sourcing Locally
Rebecca Bykoski, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants Program

12:30pm-1:00pm
Why Buy From Sustainable Farms
Dan Dalton, PASA

1:00pm-1:30pm
Farm to Tap: Exploring Opportunity Between Farmers and the Fermented Beverage Industry
Maria Graziani & Heather Manzo, Penn State Extension Farm & Food Business Team

1:30pm-2:00pm
Breaking Down Barriers to Facilitate Local Buyer-Producer Partnerships
Nicole Muise-Kielkucki, Idea Foundry, Inc

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