Joel Benson

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Joel has worked in a variety of fields, primarily community and regional planning, economic renewal, and natural resource management. He has helped develop agricultural policy with the state of Kentucky, the Town of Buena Vista, Holistic Management International, Savory Institute, Horizon Organic Dairy, Marksbury Farm, Nestle, and others, both nationally and internationally. In Colorado, he ran the Buena Vista Roastery, served four years as a trustee for his town and eight as mayor. He is particularly interested in incorporating Holistic Policy Design and Analysis into town decision-making. He teaches Science and Spanish and serves as Senior Policy Advisor for Buena Vista. He enjoys raising his daughter, jogging, and kayaking.

Plenary Panel

Regenerative & Holistic Policy in Agriculture

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