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Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series

SFTA Knowledge Exchange – Regenerative Agricultre

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
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SFTA is excited to announce a new virtual hangout for its members to network, learn, and continue to push the envelope on sustainability thought leadership in the organic industry. Our Knowledge Exchange sessions bring together SFTA members across sectors to discover best practices, ask questions, discuss challenges, and uncover the knowledge inherent in each of our member’s experience. Each Exchange session is inspired by a topic closely related to the SFTA Action Areas.

Our first Knowledge Exchange is rooted in regenerative agriculture. The term “Regenerative Agriculture” continues to gain momentum in the Natural Products industry, especially since its definition by Chico State University’s Regenerative Agriculture department. What is Regenerative Agriculture? How does it complement organic agriculture? How do you incorporate regenerative practices throughout domestic and international supply chains?

Rodale Executive Director, Jeff MoyerJoin us to discuss these questions and welcome Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of Rodale Institute, to lend his insights and experience. Participants will walk away with a working knowledge of what regenerative agriculture is, the “buzz” it created at Expo West, the future of its co-existence with “organic,” and how our members are incorporating it systemically in their business models.
Cost: Free for SFTA Members; $25 for Non-Members
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Sustainable Packaging Innovations

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET
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For every sustainable packaging challenge faced by the organic food industry, there are, thankfully, just as many encouraging new packaging designs that are being developed or fine-tuned for industry use. SFTA’s Sustainable Packaging Innovations webinar explores the technology developed to overcome sustainability challenges on three innovative packaging designs. These include a packaging made with fibers from agricultural byproducts, a flexible plastic pouch that is 100% biodegradable, and edible six-pack rings made of the spent grain from the beer brewing process! These designs each represent a unique property that makes it stand out. Join us in this webinar to learn about these new innovations, applications, and availability. We look forward to seeing you there!


Richard-HurdingRichard Hurding, CEO, Zelfo Technology GmBH
Design professional with a background in the ‘built environment’ and product design. Developer of the Zelfo fibre processing system and related end products since 2004. Collaborator in the development of the ‘CORE’ fibre engineering system. Founding member of Zelfo Technology GmbH.
Elzaphan HotamElzaphan Hotam, VP of Sales, Tipa Sustainable Packaging
Elzaphan is Tipa’s VP Sales and is responsible for TIPA’s sales infrastructure in North-America. Elzaphan brings with him vast experience in working with emerging start-ups by combining thorough understanding of cutting edge technology with commercial operations and strategic, long-term business growth Previously He was the CEO of Enzymotec USA, a fully owned subsidiary of Enzymotec ltd (Nasdaq: ENZY).
Chris-GoveChris Gove, President and Co-Founder, Saltwater Brewery
Chris Gove is the President and Co-Founder of Saltwater Brewery, Delray Beach’s first local production microbrewery with tasting room. A Florida native, Chris helped found the company in 2013, and has built a well-known craft beer brand that is distributed in cans and on tap throughout the state of Florida. Chris graduated from the University of San Diego with a Finance degree in 2010, and is an avid waterman who is passionate about surfing, fishing and the giving back to the ocean.

Cost: Free for SFTA Members; $25 for Non-Members
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Past Webinar presentations are free for SFTA members and can be downloaded in the Member Center.