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2014 Quivira $20,000 Clarence Burch Award Call for Applications is CLOSED!

2014 Quivira Conference!

Wednesday - Friday, November 12-14

Conference Information and Rates

List of Speakers

In this conference we will emphasize agricultural and conservation practices that are "old and yet new" - and have some fun doing it!

The UN designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming and tasked it with the goal of raising the profile of family farmers (and ranchers) and the significant role they play in alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, and protecting the environment. Speakers include; Dorn Cox, Fred Kirschenmann, Winona LaDuke, Bill McDonald, Jo Robinson and others who represent the diversity of the regenerative agriculture movement around the globe.

Join us for three days of inspiring presentations and conversations, including two workshops on day one; wetlands restoration in working landscapes, featuring Bill Zeedyk, and how to build soil through planned grazing, taught by Gabe Brown and his son Paul.

The time for Back to the Future thinking is now!

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Gabe Brown and Bill Zeedyk back by popular demand at the 2014 Quivira Conference

Wednesday, November 12:

Gabe Brown will return to this years' conference with his son, Paul to share their experiences of taking a degraded ranch and regenerating it through Holistic Practices in a half-day workshop in the afternoon! Read more...

Bill Zeedyk will address wetlands restoration in working landscapes along with a great line-up of speakers in a full day workshop.


We're pleased to announce that Courtney's first book in six years is now available for purchase!

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"Courtney White's journey was sparked by a question: What if we looked at carbon not just as a 'pollutant', but from the standpoint of its role as the building block of life? What he found across the country and abroad were farmers, ranchers, and scientists who are working with the carbon cycle to build soil, restore ecosystems, and bolster productivity--in short, embracing life to generate more life. At once plain-spoken and radical, this book promises to stir up hope even among those made cynical by relentless bad news. White has made the case for hope. Whether this is turned to action is up to us." - Judith D. Schwartz, author, Cows Save the Planet

Foreword by Michael Pollan and Prologue by Courtney