Steve Sprinkel is the current President of the Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture and the former President of the Cornucopia Institute as well as the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. He was a founding member of the Organic Farmers’ Marketing Association (as well as its Vice President), an associate editor at ACRES USA, and has been active in organic certification and public interest policy in Texas and California. Steve has been farming organically since the 1960s and today, his farm-to-table café, the Farmer and the Cook is a destination point for foodies across the US. The café is also where more than 50 local families pick up a weekly box of fruits and veg from Steve’s CCOF certified farm CSA. Steve is well known as a mentor to young organic farmers and also devotes a great deal of his time to consumer education.
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Dr. Ian Mauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg. He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Geography, from University of Manitoba, and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellow in Ethnoecology at the University of Victoria. As both a community-based researcher and filmmaker, Mauro works at the interface between the social and ecological sciences, and is a pioneer of multi-media methodologies, scholarship and education. His films have been translated into numerous languages and screened globally.
Robert Kaplan is a career entertainment attorney, producer, film executive, and educator. Having practiced entertainment law for over 35 years, his business affairs activities include feature film and TV financing and development, as well as extensive work in music and intellectual property matters. He has represented studios, talent agencies, producers, directors, writers and talent. He created the course on the business aspects of filmmaking at the AFI Conservatory, where he has taught for over three decades.