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The Center was pleased to host Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, as keynote speaker for the 2015 Taste of Future fundraiser dinner

'Taste of the Future' is a celebration of food and farming featuring a locally-produced meal highlighting the agricultural products of Cal Poly and the Central Coast. The event attracts leading agriculturists and policy makers from across the state. Past speakers have included organic restauranteuse Nora Pouillon, farmer/author Michael Ableman, vintner/author Paul Dolan, Rodale Institute CEO Tim LaSalle, author Michael Pollan, Howard Yana Shapiro of Mars, Inc. and Woody Tasch, president of Slow Money.

Walter Robb
An Evening with Walter Robb
Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo
Friday, July 24, 2015


With a long and varied entrepreneurial history in natural foods ranging from retailer to farmer to consultant, Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991 and was named co-CEO in 2010. With his insightful business acumen, Mr. Robb continues to focus on innovative ways to improve the company and the community, while helping to meet the exploding demand for more natural and organic foods.

Fore more information, please visit the Fundraiser 2015 page.

Cal Poly Farm

The Center for Sustainability supports the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences in providing curriculum and hands-on projects in sustainable agriculture and food systems at Cal Poly.

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