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Cultivating Development: Sowing the Seeds of Innovation

May 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
90 Acres at Natirar
(GPS Address: 2 Main Street, Far Hills, NJ) 2 Main Street
Peapack-Gladstone, NJ 07997 United States
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Maureen McAvey
Susan Payne
Jim Zullo & Anthony Capece
Daron Joffe “Farmer D”

The growing interest and awareness in the production and sourcing of fresh, local food is spawning innovation and new direction in the real estate development arena. Join ULI NNJ on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the intersection of food and real estate for a fun-filled Spring Day of learning, exploring and sharing of trends and best practices in this readily growing field.

Developers, investors, food entrepreneurs , advocates and other real estate professionals will enjoy a special behind- the- scenes farm tour, chef’s table dinner h and panel discussion at the historic 90 Acres Farm in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ, which includes a 12 acre sustainable farm, a state of the art cooking school and world-renowned restaurant. Hear first hand from the local farming community, as well as food entrepreneurs and others as to the newest technologies, trends and incentives being employed by the public and private sectors in order to maximize food production while serving rural and urban communities alike.

From the new trend of agrihoods to the cultivation of produce in vertical indoor farms at Aerofarms, how are innovative approaches

to food spawning healthier, more sustainable and more equitable outcomes in cites and communities? Come hear these and other questions asked and answered.

Some of the unique forum highlights will include:
•A walking tour of the historic 90 Acres farm; including its history and future
•Keynote presentation by Daron Joffe ” Farmer D”, on Cultivating Development including an overview of Agrihoods presented by Maureen McAvey, McAvey Consultants , as a innovative real estate concept as well as other trends and opportunities that are occurring
•A description of new programs and incentives to encourage farmland preservation in NJ by Susan Payne, Executive Director NJ State Agriculture Development Committee ( SADC)
• A talk about Asbury Farms, including a broad diverse perspective and experience to the discussion from agricultural production, business and regional food and redevelopment. Presentation by Richard Cotton, Managing Partner, Asbury
• Food as a mixed use anchor and adaptive reuse opportunity as well as a solution to food deserts and economic development in urban communities. Presentations by Sam Schatz of Aerofarms and Jim Zullo of Tim Haahs & Associates (former Executive Director of Elijah’s Promise) and Anthony Capece, Deputy Director of Elijah’s Promise


Early-Bird ( 2/5-4/20)
ULI Members: $200.00
NON ULI Members: $270.00
Kid’s Fee (under 18) $50

Regular Registration ( 4/21-5/8)
ULI Members: $215.00
NON ULI Members: $290.00
Kid’s Fee (under 18) $50

*Guests will enjoy a farm tour, wine, exquisite farm to table three course dinner , panel discussion and ULI publication “Cultivating Development”

NOTE: Annual Sponsorship comp tickets are not redeemable for this special event.

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Event Sponsorships Available
10 complimentary tickets at premium reserved table, promotion at event and website, $2000.00

Silver– 5 complimentary tickets at reserved table, promotion at event and on website, – $1,000.00

Valet Sponsor– 5 complimentary tickets at reserved table, advertisement at valet location, at event and on website – $1,000

Cocktail Sponsor– 5 Complimentary tickets at reserved table, advertisement at event and on website, $1,0000

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