May 18 & 19, 2017
ENR2 Building | University of Arizona
1064 E Lowell Street | Tucson
The Arizona Food and Farm Finance Forum is an annual opportunity for those involved in and contributing to Arizona’s local food system to gather, network, learn, and develop new skill sets.
The 2017 forum features nationally-acclaimed speakers with experience in farming, food system development, local food marketing and building local and living economies, and bridges the gap between farmers, local food entrepreneurs and potential investment and/or access to capital. Bringing together food producers, food system advocates, policy makers, and funders to grow the capacity of Arizona food producers and entrepreneurs, it forges alliances and partnerships that build collaboration around healthy local food systems, and cultivates healthy eating habits that demonstrate the connection between food, health, community and the environment.
Who Should Attend
The 2017 Forum is intended for folks from across Arizona, and all are welcome. The workshops are targeted at:
- Arizona growers & farmers
- New and budding food entrepreneurs
- Food Distributors & Farmers Market managers
- Food Industry Professionals with the desire to connect with the needs of local food production
- Any community member who is dedicated to community food system development
The forum is being held the Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR2) building, a state-of-the-art new space for solving some of the world’s most urgent environmental issues at the University of Arizona. Located at 1964 E Lowell Street in Tucson. Read more about the facilities here.
Parking is conveniently located immediately next to ENR2 in the Sixth Street Garage (campus map).
A special menu is being prepared by Chef Michael Omo of Arizona Catering Company. Chef Omo’s talents and culinary interpretations of “sophisticated dining that is accessible to everyone” have garnered attention to his philosophy that “simplicity is the art of perfection.” He has a flair for creating innovative conceptual menus that reflect his goal of accessibility. Michael puts his visions into practice by buying the very best product available and employing innovative cooking techniques to create his food with a detail-driven style. Michael has moved from Chef to Executive Chef Positions with leading hotels such as Peninsula Hotels, Shutters on the Beach, MGM Grand Resort and Casino and Westin Hotels and Resorts. He is currently the Executive Chef at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
For carpool connections to Tucson from anywhere in the state, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Downtown Clifton (receive 10% off by referencing “Local First” when you call for reservations)
- Hotel Congress
- Tucson University Park Hotel (closest lodging to the event venue)
Thank You to our Sponsors
Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Food and Farm Finance Forum? Download 2017 FFFF Sponsorship Opportunities or email Kate Radosevic for more information. Those hoping to attend or sponsor can be kept updated on announcements by signing up for our local food newsletters and by following Good Food Finder on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.