Shaping the future of East Metrothrough economic advocacy.
Dr. Dave Stone
Our Featured speaker for January is Dr. Dave Stone, Director of the Food Innovation Center (FIC) in Portland. He will be speaking on the "Future of Food" as well as the latest happenings at the FIC. Stone received his doctorate in toxicology from Oregon State University in 2001. He has worked at the Oregon Health Division and collaborated extensively with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, an important partner with the Food Innovation Center. His long-term vision is “to ensure the center has the relevant mix of technical, educational and creative skills to keep doing what it does best: helping Oregonians to be successful in sharing our distinctive agricultural products and cuisine.”
About the Food Innovation Center:
The center, on Portland’s Northwest Naito Parkway, is Oregon’s only big-city agricultural experiment station.The center offers technical solutions and consultation in product development and marketing, sensory testing and processing and packaging technologies for food producers. FIC clients include producers, processors, marketers, and entrepreneurs. We are committed to taking food products to market and advancing Northwest foods.
The Food Innovation Center serves as many as 500 clients a year. Products launched with the center’s help include Red Hills Fruit Co. pie filling, Wheat Springs Bakery popped wheat berries, Kombucha Wonder Drink, Romano’s Italian Soda, Pacific Natural soups, and Salt & Straw Premium Ice Cream.
For more information on FIC please visit:
Office: (503) 292-8881Fax: (503)-292-8237
PO Box 422Gresham, OR 97030
East Metro Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 422, Gresham, OR 97030