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Alan navigates government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers, a health food store founded in 1955 with 145 stores in 19 states. At the federal, state and local level, Alan engages on food, agriculture, nutrition, rural economic development, trade and health issues. Alan is active in several trade and advocacy organizations and has been a speaker and panelist at many events, including a talk at TEDx Boulder in 2014. Long a student of political activism, his focus is on communicating with stakeholders using frameworks that are non-confrontational and inclusive. Alan has lived oversees for extended periods, which lends to his understanding agriculture and culture in varying social and political contexts.
8:15am – 9am Friday
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ABOUT THE TALK – Food and Agriculture Policy, Government Affairs
Highlights from last year’s event.
We invite you to enjoy videos from our 2017 Conference here. The annual Quivira Conference is internationally renowned for bringing together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for three days of provocative plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe. The conference creates a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown. Quivira’s outstanding speakers and attendees contribute expertise in ranching, farming, conservation, community, and all things soil, which is the key to it all. Every attendee brings something unique to the table, and each departs with inspiration, new connections, broader perspectives, and the tools necessary to effect change.
2017 Conference Speaker Videos
The Quivira Coalition documents its conference every year. We love to share the content of this event with those who were not able to join us in person. You can also view the 2017 videos, along with past years, on the Quivira You Tube page.
Rio Grande Water Fund Panel - Fire and Rain: Economic, Ecological and Community Resilience Sandra Postel, Laura McCarthy, Katherine Kuhas, Toner Mitchell [et_pb_popup_builder admin_label="Speaker Video" popup_source="video" divi_layout="544" trigger_condition="image"...read more
Allen Williams Restore Soil and Ecosystem Health with Adaptive Grazing [et_pb_popup_builder admin_label="Speaker Video" popup_source="video" divi_layout="544" trigger_condition="image"...read more
Rick Danvir Comparing Effects of Time-Controlled Grazing, Traditional Management, and Rest on Vegetative Covers [et_pb_popup_builder admin_label="Speaker Video" popup_source="video" divi_layout="544" trigger_condition="image"...read more