2020 Regenerate Speakers

Resilience in times of uncertainty

Kathryn Bedell

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Before settling in Colorado, Kathryn lived in California, Massachusetts, and Scotland. After finishing her degree in Veterinary Medicine, she moved to Colorado’s front range, where she started a veterinary practice, got married, and had two daughters. She then moved to the West slope to ranch, and began marketing meats wholesale and retail, from Glenwood Springs to Moab, under her own Roan Creek Ranch grassfed brand. In 2012 she opened a local retail food store in Fruita, which she operated until September 2019.

Kathryn’s passions are agriculture and local foods, and supporting the people who produce them. She sits on the Colorado State Agriculture Commission and on start-up steering committees working on agricultural projects. She’s interested in new data collection and storage technologies, especially in how they may be deployed in water conservation. As a regenerative rancher, she is pursuing ways to minimize water consumption in agriculture in order to conserve as much as possible in basins of origin for recreation and wildlife habitat. She believes that Mesa County can return to its agricultural roots by leading the state in water conservation and technology on the farm, and that this direction could become a driver in the valley economy. She continues to promote production, manufacturing, and consumption in the county, where there are raw materials to produce a large variety of foods and other consumer products. 

Plenary Panel

Creative Marketing for Expanding Regenerative Agriculture Sales

November 16 – 12:00-2:00 PM MT

The current period of extreme change has revealed a need for creative marketing of agricultural products. This panel will introduce and discuss innovative marketing ideas, including developing coalitions of ranchers and farmers to lead new efforts in processing and marketing meat; incentivizing consumers to support regenerative ranching by marketing the ecosystems services they restore and conserve (e.g. wildlife and carbon sequestration); developing online farmers markets; and marketing grass-fed beef. 

Speakers

Gillian Sanbrook

Kathryn Bedell

Marshall Johnson

Katie Miller

Kelsey Ducheneaux

Kelsey Ducheneaux

Natural Resources Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council
Cynthia Naha

Cynthia Naha

Director of Natural Resources Department, Hopi Tribe
Aubrey Streit Krug

Aubrey Streit Krug

Director of Ecosphere Studies, The Land Institute
Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Director, Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network, Oregon State University
Olivia Tincani

Olivia Tincani

Educator & Consultant, Olivia Tincani & Co
Ben Gotschall

Ben Gotschall

Owner, Holt Creek Jerseys Dairy Manager, Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment
Katie Belle Miller

Katie Belle Miller

Owner/Market Manager, SOCO Virtual Farmers Market Owner/Operator, Heritage Belle Farms
Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Founder, Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy, Physicist, Social Activist, Author
Joe Maxwell

Joe Maxwell

Co-founder, Family Farm Action Alliance Former Lieutenant Governor of the state of Missouri Farmer
Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan

Owner, Co-manager San Juan Ranch, San Juan Land & Livestock LLC Quivira NAP Mentor Training and Support
George Whitten

George Whitten

Owner, Co-manager San Juan Ranch, San Juan Land & Livestock LLC Board President, Sweet Grass Cooperative
Eva Stricker

Eva Stricker

Director of Carbon Ranch Initiative Research Assistant Professor, UNM
Sarah Baxendell

Sarah Baxendell

Director of Finance, Regen Network
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

President-CEO, Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
John Boyd

John Boyd

Founder and President, National Black Farmers Association
Gillian Sanbrook

Gillian Sanbrook

Grass Fed Beef Cattle Finisher, Bibbaringa
Roberto Meza

Roberto Meza

Cofounder and Farmer, Emerald Gardens Director of Operations, East Denver Food Hub
Zach Ducheneaux

Zach Ducheneaux

Executive Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council
A-dae Romero-Briones

A-dae Romero-Briones

Cochiti-Kiowa, Director of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Program, First Nations Development Institute
Darrell Oswald

Darrell Oswald

Menoken Farm Manager, Burleigh County Soil Conservation District
Marshall Johnson

Marshall Johnson

Vice President, National Audubon Society
Chris Mehus

Chris Mehus

Programs Director, Western Sustainability Exchange
Bryan Van Stippen

Bryan Van Stippen

Program Director, National Indian Carbon Coalition
Loren Poncia

Loren Poncia

Rancher and Co-Owner, Stemple Creek Ranch
LaKisha Odom

LaKisha Odom

Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Kathryn Bedell

Kathryn Bedell

Owner, Roan Creek Ranch