12:00 PM12:00

Denver Startup Week Panel - Is Local Always Better?

Is Local Always Better? Urban Ag, AgTech and Food Production

Tuesday 9/25

12:00pm — 1:30pm

142 attending

Companies in Denver and the Front Range are joining the more traditionally agricultural parts of Colorado to increase urban food production via agriculture tech solutions and collaborations with chefs and food manufacturers. Join a multi-disciplinary panel hosted by The GrowHaus to discuss the pros and cons of local-centric agriculture and food production, and what's happening at the intersection of ag, ag tech and food. We'll also examine how the planned National Western Center, a research and collaboration center focused on agriculture and food planned at the historic National Western Complex, will contribute to the growth of AgTech in our backyard and nation.

After a panel with ample time for audience questions and input, mingle at a happy hour, courtesy of local breweries and cideries.

Moderator: Nathan MacKenzie, Director of Development, The GrowHaus
Katie Lazor, Executive Director, Eat Denver
Gretchen Hollrah, Executive Director, Mayor's Office to the National Western Center
Chef Daniel Asher, Owner/Founder, River & Woods Restaurant
Wendy Lu McGill, CEO/Founder, Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch
Eric Adamson, Co-Founder/CEO, Tortuga AgTech

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8:30 PM20:30

A Bug's Life Beer & Bugs Pairing at the Great American Beer Festival - Food & Beer Pavilion

More than two billion people eat insects as part of their regular diet. Are you one of them? Join Cerveceria Colorado/Denver Beer Co., Comida, and Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch as they present a delectable pairing of three dishes containing insects and three beers inspired by the flavors of Mexico. Hear a discussion of edible insects and their role in Mexican and American cuisine

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