This past January NC Field had the opportunity to participate in MBA Foodcon hosted by NC State University, in partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.
FoodCon is an annual conference that celebrates the food and agri-business community. The business schools of UNC, NC State University, and Duke University co-sponsor this one-day conference each year. NC State’s Net Impact Chapter will host the 6th annual MBA FoodCon 2020 on Thursday, January 23rd at Talley Student Union on NC State’s campus. Our goal is to bring together a diverse audience of students, community members, and business professionals who have a shared interest in the sustainable food industry. We aim to increase the awareness and understanding of the sustainable food industry as well as support and grow the industry here in North Carolina and throughout the country.
This year’s conference theme is Building our Sustainable Food Network. We aim to use the power of network and community to improve the food industry. Leading entrepreneurs, academics, farmers, policy-makers and more are here to share their knowledge that you can take back to your organization to better the food and agriculture industry. Together, what can we do to create a more sustainable food network?”
NC FIELD Executive Director, Yesenia Cuello and Communications Chair, Brittany Wilson, sat on a panel of various representations of the food supply chain.
Panel 2: Culture of Food Ocracoke Ballroom
The culture of food panel illuminates the people who power the food supply chain of North Carolina. As we talk about the technology that helps to optimize our supply chain, it is also important to recognize the people and organizations that deliver our food from field to plate.
- Alex Borst, Buyer, Happy Dirt
- Graham Givens, Sustainability Manager, FoodBuy,
- Tahz Walker, Farmer, Tierra Negra Farm and Program Manager and Farmer Liaison at Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA(RAFI-USA)
- Yesenia Cuello, Executive Director, NC FIELD
- Brittany Wilson, Communication Chair, NC FIELD
A very special thank you to NC State for inviting us! For more information about MBA Foodcon visit their site!