We were honored to welcome more than 350 executives, investors, and entrepreneurs to our annual Farm to Label (F2L) food and beverage summit, in Portland, Oregon, on June 1st. Now in its fifth year, F2L has grown into a much anticipated annual gathering for idea-sharing, pragmatic business conversations, and networking for guests from throughout the West Coast and beyond. This year our programming centered around how businesses can be successful while still doing good for their consumers, community stakeholders, and the world around us. This theme was woven into 16 panels tackling topics such as food waste, strategies for funding and growing food & bev businesses, managing (and increasing) diversity, capitalizing on unique partnerships, channel innovation, and more. Over the coming weeks, we will share key takeaways to help inform sensible and responsible business decisions, and keep us moving forward.

Farm to Label wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated sponsors, panelists, moderators, and guests. Thank you for your robust conversation, energy, and enthusiasm. Together we are truly in good company, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018!

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Farm to Label is an invite-only event. If you have any questions or would like to be considered for our 2018 guest list, please contact HaliGriffin@dwt.com

Jesse Lyon is the Chair of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP’s Food + Beverage and Agriculture group and focuses his practice on transactions and regulatory issues for clients in the food, alcohol beverage and agribusiness industries. Jesse can be reached via email at JesseLyon@dwt.com or directly at 503.778.5268. You can also follow Jesse (@jlylonjd) and the DWT Food + Beverage group (@DWTFoodBev) on Twitter for industry news and legal updates.