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The Business of Food
an Akimbo Workshop with Will Rosenzweig

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Entrepreneurship for Farmers is an immersive, experiential learning program to give farmers the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with each other and industry experts as they develop their entrepreneurial skills under Will Rosenzweig’s guidance and leadership. Farm owners and managers run complex, nuanced businesses. Those seeking to do so in a manner that is both economically and environmentally sustainable must apply creativity, vision and grit to their work. There now exists a variety of progressive farmer training programs and apprenticeships. This initiative will complement these types of programs, and support farmers in applying the principles of entrepreneurship to their farm businesses. It is a week a week-long program with a practical and useful business framework in hand that complements their expertise in regenerative agriculture and empowers them to apply proven entrepreneurial practices to their farming business. Each farmer will finish the week-long program with a practical and useful business framework in hand that complements their expertise in regenerative agriculture and empowers them to apply proven entrepreneurial practices to their farming business.





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Edible Education 101


This annual uniquely UC Berkeley course, now in its eighth year, explores the future of food, its diverse systems and movements. Edible Education 101 is a two-credit weekly lecture series that brings renowned experts—leading academics and practitioners—to campus to share their visions, research, and experiences about food and its critical role in our culture, well-being and survival. The food system is a complex web of interconnected relationships and disciplines. It is also estimated to be at least a $12 trillion dollar business globally. The way food tastes, is produced, distributed and eaten has everything to do with our personal, public and planetary health and sustainability. Edible Education 101 reveals the systematic links between agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, biology, business, cooking, economics, nutrition, philosophy, policy, sociology, technology and the arts. Past lecture topics have included organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, hunger and food security, global inequities in food, chef-seed breeder collaborations, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and local food economies.
This course is different each year it is offered, keeping the content fresh and unique. It is a special co-creation of the faculty, student learners, and distinguished guests who bring their perspectives and passions to the course in ways intended to inform and inspire you. At EE 101, the class sessions and readings aim to guide you to develop food-systems intelligence—a personal understanding of how the diverse facets of the food system relate and depend on one another, especially one's own role as a participant in the food system and how individual and collective choices, actions and behaviors affect it. We’d like to see our next generation of eaters and leaders develop consciousness and intention as “systems actors” and systems thinkers.





Food Innovation Studio


Whether you are a first time food entrepreneur in need of guidance or a food veteran who wants to learn from other experienced food professionals, in this program you will have the chance to go deep and collaborate. You will learn the most recent thinking in innovation as well as have the opportunity to work one-on-one with master formulators, supply chain experts, rapid prototyping pros, innovation mavens and branding specialists to test, evolve and transform your food vision into a food reality.





Entrepreneurship

for Farmers


Entrepreneurship for Farmers is an immersive, experiential learning program to give farmers the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with each other and industry experts as they develop their entrepreneurial skills under Will Rosenzweig’s guidance and leadership. Farm owners and managers run complex, nuanced businesses. Those seeking to do so in a manner that is both economically and environmentally sustainable must apply creativity, vision and grit to their work. There now exists a variety of progressive farmer training programs and apprenticeships. This initiative will complement these types of programs, and support farmers in applying the principles of entrepreneurship to their farm businesses. It is a week a week-long program with a practical and useful business framework in hand that complements their expertise in regenerative agriculture and empowers them to apply proven entrepreneurial practices to their farming business. Each farmer will finish the week-long program with a practical and useful business framework in hand that complements their expertise in regenerative agriculture and empowers them to apply proven entrepreneurial practices to their farming business.





Scale Up


Entrepreneurship for Farmers is an immersive, experiential learning program to give farmers the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with each other and industry experts as they develop their entrepreneurial skills under Will Rosenzweig’s guidance and leadership. Farm owners and managers run complex, nuanced businesses. Those seeking to do so in a manner that is both economically and environmentally sustainable must apply creativity, vision and grit to their work. There now exists a variety of progressive farmer training programs and apprenticeships. This initiative will complement these types of programs, and support farmers in applying the principles of entrepreneurship to their farm businesses. It is a week a week-long program with a practical and useful business framework in hand that complements their expertise in regenerative agriculture and empowers them to apply proven entrepreneurial practices to their farming business. Each farmer will finish the week-long program with a practical and useful business framework in hand that complements their expertise in regenerative agriculture and empowers them to apply proven entrepreneurial practices to their farming business.





Concept to Shelf


Whether you are a first time food entrepreneur in need of guidance or a food veteran who wants to learn from other experienced food professionals, in this program you will have the chance to go deep and collaborate. You will learn the most recent thinking in innovation as well as have the opportunity to work one-on-one with master formulators, supply chain experts, rapid prototyping pros, innovation mavens and branding specialists to test, evolve and transform your food vision into a food reality.





BeSpoke Programs


Whether you are a first time food entrepreneur in need of guidance or a food veteran who wants to learn from other experienced food professionals, in this program you will have the chance to go deep and collaborate. You will learn the most recent thinking in innovation as well as have the opportunity to work one-on-one with master formulators, supply chain experts, rapid prototyping pros, innovation mavens and branding specialists to test, evolve and transform your food vision into a food reality.





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