Southeastern Grain Gathering

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

Erica Fields

President and majority owner of Brooks Grain, LLC., Louisville, KY

Harold Wilken

Harold WIlken

Farmer and Operator of Janie's Farm Organic (Danforth, Illinois)

Greg Johnsman

Geechie Boy Mill in Edisto Island, SC

Michelle Klein

Working on opening a new retail location with the team at Bellegarde.

Stephen Jones

Steve 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

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

Galen Saturley

Vice President at Breadtopia

Tom Edwards

Founder and owner of LouisMill and MozzaPi in Louisville, KY

David Shields

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

Chris Paumi

Co-Owner, CEO, and Head Brewer of Fusion Brewing, Lexington, KY

Robert and Lara Swan

Robert and Lara Swan

Owners of Great Bagel & Bakery in Lexington, KY

Morgan Angelle

Head baker at Bellegarde in New Orleans.

R.T. Case

RT Case

Owner South Fork Malthouse, Cynthiana, KY

Aaron MacLeod

Aaron McLeod

Director of the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage

Lisa Marie White

Lisa Marie White

Lisa Marie White is an award-winning pastry chef

Elizabeth McCall

Elizabeth McCall

Certified Specialist of Spirits and Woodford Reserve Assistant Master Distiller.