July 16, 2018
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum presents
A documentary film screening and discussion of:
FROM FARMS TO INCUBATORS:
TELLING THE STORIES OF
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN AGTECH
Thursday, July 19, 2018
at 7:00 p.m.
in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home
Registration is required: CLICK HERE to register.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host a documentary film screening and discussion of FROM FARMS TO INCUBATORS: TELLING THE STORIES OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN AGTECH with Farms to Incubators founder Amy Wu on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. A reception will follow the discussion.
This is a free public event but registration is required.
From Farms to Incubators is a multimedia journalism project telling the stories of minority women entrepreneurs who are playing a significant role in the fast-growing industry of AgTech in California's Salinas Valley. About 80% of the nation's fresh greens, including lettuce, is produced in Salinas Valley, where agriculture is a $9 billion industry. The project has produced the award-winning documentary film short FROM FARMS TO INCUBATORS: TELLING THE STORIES OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN AGTECH and news stories that have received national coverage. It has been awarded grants from the International Center for Journalists and International Women's Media Foundation.
Amy Wu is the Founder and Chief Content Director of Farms to Incubators. She is a veteran journalist with significant international reporting and teaching experience, having worked at the Poughkeepsie Journal, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the USA Today Network and Time magazine. She has written for The New York Times, HuffPost and the Wall Street Journal. Wu spent six years working in Hong Kong, widely reporting within the Asia-Pacific region including Shanghai and Singapore. She earned her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.