Upcoming Lift Sessions:
Locally Grown Panel
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
Vanessa House Brewing Co., 118 NW 8th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73102
At this month’s Lift Session at Vanessa House Brewery, we’ll host a panel of agricultural oracles who market locally grown food!
About this Event
Join us at September’s Lift Session for an inside look at Oklahoma’s expanding local food and agriculture economy. The event will feature panelists Chelsey Simpson, co-owner of Urban Agrarian; Meriruth Cohenour, director of market development at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture; and Erick Worrell from Ghost, speaking on behalf of the Healthy Living Block launching in Norman.
Enjoy live music from local musicians, local beer from Vanessa House Beer Co., and marketing wisdom from local experts.
Meet the Panelists
Chelsey Simpson’s career has focused on the intersection of food and storytelling. She managed communications for two national nonprofit advocacy organizations, the National Young Farmers Coalition and the National Farm to School Network, and her writing has appeared in New Food Economy, Yes! Magazine, The Huffington Post, Edible Manhattan, and Edible Brooklyn. She is the former executive editor of Oklahoma Living magazine and a past president of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative. She is now the co-owner of Urban Agrarian, a small grocery and food hub that serves as an economic driver in Oklahoma’s food and agriculture economy by sourcing from local farms and expanding the marketplace for local products.
Meriruth Cohenour is the director of market development at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. The market development division encompasses the state farmers market program as well as the agritourism and farm to school programs. The division’s goal is to connect farmers, ranchers, and producers to distributors and consumers in order to strengthen the state’s agricultural industry and to improve quality of life for Oklahoma residents.
Erick is one of The Journal Record’s 2019 Achievers Under 40 and the 2016 Young Advertising Professional of the Year. He earned BAs in advertising and public relations from Oklahoma City University, has served in leadership at Saxum, Staplegun, and New West Group, and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 32 and Leadership Oklahoma City’s LOYAL Class 12. Erick is Ghost’s vice president of client service and creative strategy, and serves as their chief copywriter. He is often asked to write about himself in third-person. It makes him uncomfortable.
About Lift Digital Marketing Sessions
Are you a marketer interested in developing your digital skill set or a business owner ready to take the next step in your online presence? Want to know more people in your field? Come network with your peers and experience talks, workshops and panels featuring experienced industry professionals at Lift Digital Marketing Sessions in downtown Oklahoma City.
Each month, local professionals gather for a 30- to 45-minute digital marketing presentation. Before and after the presentation, the floor is open for networking and community building.
If you’re interested in becoming a presenter, panelist, or contributor, reach out to our programming chair, Morgan Day. The Lift stage is open to all, although we work hard to ensure content is highly relevant, excellent quality, actionable, and up to date.