The Resilient Harvests Conference Announces the First Round of Steering Committee Members     

The Resilient Harvests Conference Steering Committee is responsible for advising the Conference’s Organizing Committee on: 

  • Development of overall conference program, including development of educational tracks and topics
  • Review of submitted abstracts (May 23 - July 12)
  • Recommendations for presentation and speaker selection
  • Identification and recruitment of keynote speakers

You can learn more about each committee member here.


Steering Committee Member


Jen Amann

California Energy Commission

Thao Chau

Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation

Andrew Freedman

Southern California Edison

Matt Garcia


Bob Gunn

Hort Americas

Chris Higgins

DesignLights Consortium

Kasey Holland

UK Urban AgriTech Collective

Mark Horler

McGill University

Mark Lefsrud

Bowery Farming

Colin O'Neil

Solid State Lighting Solutions

Morgan Pattison

Budding Solutions

Shanita Penny

Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture

Mike Roth

Silver Bullet Water Treatment

Jeremy Scherr

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US Dept. of Energy

Rory Schmick


Henry Gordon-Smith


Madison Walker

UC Agriculture & Natural Resources

Gabriel Youtsey

FarmTech Society

Thomas Zoellner

6/29/22: Edited to add Mark Horler and Thomas Zoellner