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Thursday, September 8, 2022  |  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Securing a Resilient Plant-Based Future: Building Domestic Supply Networks

Renee Smith Nickelson
Policy Associate, Plant Based Foods Institute
Bill Green
Executive Director, The Common Market Southeast
Alex Heilman
Director of Supply & Trading, Mad Agriculture
Jessica Hulse Dillon
Director Soil & Climate Alliance, Center for Sustainability Solutions, Green America
Landon Plagge
Owner, Plagge Farms Inc.; Green Acres Seed Co.
Isabelle Steichen
Co-Founder, Lupii and DSI Company participant
During this interactive session, we'll hear from leaders across the plant-based foods industry - from farm to store shelves - about current supply network challenges and opportunities to source U.S.-grown ingredients. The panelists will share insight on resilient supply networks, role of sustainable farming and business practices, and offer their experience while participating in PBFI's Domestic Sourcing Initiative (DSI). The DSI connects plant based-food companies with domestic supply network partners, such as farmers, processors, ingredient suppliers and manufacturers, creating collaborative opportunities for American farmers and rural communities.