Speakers & Workshop Leaders Speakers & Workshop Leaders Rachel Laudan Expert on how food and culture have evolved in tandem. Sam Halcomb General Manager of Walnut Grove Farms in Southeastern Kentucky Erica Fields President and majority owner of Brooks Grain, LLC., Louisville, KY Harold Wilken Farmer and Operator of Janie's Farm Organic (Danforth, Illinois) Greg Johnsman Geechie Boy Mill in Edisto Island, SC Bill Samuels, Jr. Chairman Emeritus of Maker's Mark Distillery. Andy Brown Baker at Bluegrass Baking Company. Michelle Klein Working on opening a new retail location with the team at Bellegarde. Stephen Jones Wheat breeder and Director of The Bread Lab at Washington State University. Todd Barker Senior Partner and Practice Director at Meridian Jane Bowie Master of Maturation, Director of Advocacy, Heritage and Private Select at Maker's Mark Distillery Brent Manning Co-founder of Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, NC Aaron Reding Homestead Family Farms in Howardstown, Kentucky Chad Lee UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Billy Van Pelt Director of External Relations for the Southeast at American Farmland Trust Justin Dean Chef, Amateur Butcher, Farmer, Acid Alchemist, Educator, Consultant, & Dad Mindy Merrell & R.B. Quinn RBandMindy.com Galen Saturley Vice President at Breadtopia Andrew Heyn Elmore Mountain Bread & New American Stone Mills Tom Edwards Founder and owner of LouisMill and MozzaPi in Louisville, KY David Shields Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina. Amy Halloran Food Security Manager at Unity House in upstate New York Chris Paumi Co-Owner, CEO, and Head Brewer of Fusion Brewing, Lexington, KY Robert and Lara Swan Owners of Great Bagel & Bakery in Lexington, KY Ryan Morgan Owner and head baker at Sixteen Bricks Artisan Bakehouse Morgan Angelle Head baker at Bellegarde in New Orleans. Jim Betts Bluegrass Baking Company in Lexington, KY Glenn Roberts Founder of Anson Mills R.T. Case Owner South Fork Malthouse, Cynthiana, KY Aaron MacLeod Director of the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage Lisa Marie White Lisa Marie White is an award-winning pastry chef Elizabeth McCall Certified Specialist of Spirits and Woodford Reserve Assistant Master Distiller.