Seedstock July conference to address challenges of water scarcity and quality in sustainable agriculture

The Seedstock Water Conference in July will focus on solutions to the challenges facing sustainable agriculture.

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 11, 2013 -- Worldwide, agriculture possesses the distinction of being the single greatest consumer of freshwater, accounting for nearly 70 percent of available withdrawals each year for irrigation. In the United States alone, 42 percent of all irrigated water is lost to evaporation.

With water prices, scarcity and quality all threatening the margins and livelihood of farmers, the SEEDSTOCK Ag Water Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2013, will focus on solutions to the challenges facing sustainable agriculture. The day’s program, hosted at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg West Conference Center, will investigate the economic opportunities as well as the environmental and societal benefits of embracing, developing, and investing in sustainable farms, practices, technologies, and start-up companies seeking to utilize water more efficiently.

A broad line-up of panelists and keynote speakers will dissect water and agriculture challenges, address the present complexities and available methods of conserving water, and explore emerging solutions and technologies as they pertain to water conservation, irrigation, wastewater recycling and soil monitoring. Additionally, a special investor session will be dedicated to financing start-ups and implementing water technologies on the farm.

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Seedstock is a social venture focused on innovation and sustainability in agriculture. Through the use of a variety of tools, including the news and information blog Seedstock ( and live events, the company promotes agricultural startup companies, university research, urban agriculture initiatives, and farmers employing innovative new techniques and approaches.


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