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Slow Living Summit

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 2, 2017 (All day)
Brattleboro, VT

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Get down to business at this year’s Summit!

We believe the best way to directly impact the growth of the food and agriculture economy is to invest in the local communities, businesses, and farms that support it.  That’s why starting with this Summit, Strolling of the Heifers is narrowing its focus and getting down to business.

Join us, as we explore the Entrepreneur to Table lifecycle including: how to bootstrap your business, branding and marketing strategies, distribution, local sourcing, creating and implementing a sustainable business model, the stages of financing, design thinking, lean startup, time management for innovation, and more.

This year’s lineup of speakers will provide the resources and expertise needed to grow your businesses across three summit tracks: Farm to Table, Permaculture, and Entrepreneurship.

Speakers include:

Raj Sisodia,  Founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement

F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. As Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. and co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Capitalism, Raj brings a depth of knowledge in building a growing a conscious business.

Mark Shepard, Founder of New Forest Farm

With one of the most developed and productive perennial farms in North America, Mark brings a unique understanding of the connection between permaculture, food systems, and economic sustainability.  

Mike Burns, Founder of Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

Operating Cayuta Sun Farm, Mike teaches and puts permaculture principles and sustainable economics into practice.

Richard French, Founder and President of The Works

With a successful and growing local business, Richard French knows what it takes for aspiring food producers to get their products into local restaurants.

Thomas Moffitt, CEO of Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy

The growth and success of Commonwealth Dairy provides a case study for how local businesses can leverage global capital and non-traditional models to finance and scale their businesses.

Get immediate feedback on your business or idea from successful entrepreneurs and investors.

Learn from fellow entrepreneurs at various stages.

Connect with business leaders, investors, food and ag related non-profit leaders, students and a variety of entrepreneurs.

Want to grow your business this year?

Block out your calendar on Thursday, June 1st - Friday, June 2nd, 2017!

Want to share your expertise?

To be considered for one of our workshops, please submit your information to Shanta Lee at or call (802) 275-8152.

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.