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Betsy Ross is a CEO of Sustainable Growth Texas, LLC and Co-Owner/Founder of Betsy Ross Grass Fed Beef. She began her soil remediation work at her cattle operation outside of Granger, TX. The grass-fed business started in 1992 after hearing Sally Fallon speak in Dallas. To improve her soil, she pioneered liquid compost extracts to manage large tracts of land in Texas. Her company has grown into the servicing and consulting of land owners who desire to transition from chemical to non-chemical (organic) based systems. Work has included prairie restoration, erosion control, grazing lands, park and trail remediation. Using native plants, subtle energy, and the soil food web to create functioning ecosystems has become the company’s signature protocol.
7:00 – 8:30pm Thursday
Soil functions as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans, but understanding how it does this, and the impact our practices and consumer choices have on its ability to absorb water, grow food, feed us, and sequester carbon can be more complicated to understand. Join us for a conversation about the connections between agriculture, conservation, soil health, and gut health. Panelists are Christine Su, Nicole Masters, and Betsy Ross. This powerhouse panel of experts will discuss their work in science, ranching, medicine, technology, conservation, and much more.
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