Farms, Food and Tech Mixer: January 15

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Generator, 250 Main Street. Memorial Auditorium Annex, Burlington
Food, from how it is grown to arrival on our tables, is an incredibly dynamic space for innovation. Data collection and record-keeping technology, hacked farm tools and equipment, mobile applications that optimize food delivery to consumers, 3D printed foods – all represent innovations that improve farm viability and business profitability across an increasingly complex food system.
The Food and Farm Tech mixer at Generator is an opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs across the food system to connect, share ideas, and find opportunities for collaboration. Conversation will be seeded with ideas from Michael Low (Green Fire Farm, W. Danville) and Rob Rock (Generator and Pitchfork Farm, Burlington) and others.
The mixer serves as the venue for initiating a community of practice and is a project of Vermont’s Farm to Plate Initiative to explore economic and innovation opportunities in our farm and food sector. To learn more and join the Farm and Food Tech Meetup Group visit:
So please join us!  Farmers, food businesses, makers, technology entrepreneurs, hackers, software developers, hobbyists and anyone else with skills and resources to contribute. Arts Riot provides light fare and a cash bar, including The Generator, our signature cocktail – if you don’t know it, you’ll want to get to know it!
Farm to Plate is Vermont’s ten year plan to strengthen the food system and is being implemented by over 350 organizations including event sponsors from City Market and the University of Vermont.