ShiftCon 2018 Elite Track Attendees are invited to join Stonyfield for a Keynote Lunch with Gary Hirshberg!
SPEAKER: Gary Hirshberg
TOPIC: Organic Farming Is the Path to Planetary & Human Wellness
WHEN: Thursday, February 1st
TIME: 12:00 p.m. PST
From seven cows and an organic farming school to the nation’s leading organic yogurt maker, Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and chairman of Stonyfield Organic, will talk about why organic is important today and how the landscape has changed over the thirty years the company has been fighting for a healthy planet. Gary’s speech will cover the many “wins” of organic farming – from reducing chemicals in our environment to protecting and growing small family farms, to protecting our children’s health. He’ll also share his vision for the future of organic over the next 20 years. There will be time for Q/A so get your questions ready!
About Gary Hirshberg:
Gary Hirshberg is Chairman and Co-Founder of Stonyfield. He serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including Applegate, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing, Late July, Quantum Design, Glenisk, the Danone Communities Fund and the Danone Livelihoods Fund. In 2011, President Obama appointed Gary to serve on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is Chairman and a founding Partner of “Just Label It, We Have the Right to Know,” the national campaign to label genetically engineered foods, and is co-author of Label It Now – What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods. Gary has received twelve honorary doctorates and numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership including a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the US EPA.
As the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. With their direct milk supply program, Stonyfield helps to grow the number of organic dairy farms in New England – and through their support of the Wolfe’s Neck Dairy Farmer training program, Stonyfield works to train the next generation of organic farmers.
Read more about sponsor Stonyfield and Co-founder Gary Hirshberg here.