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

 

2019 Speaker Nathan Burk

2019 Speaker Nathan Burk

Nathan Burk prides himself in supporting the niche meat industry. Over the past decade Nathan has garnered a breadth of experience working in various segments of the cattle and meat industries.
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

Chief Strategy Officer, Main Street Project
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 and Executive Director, Audubon Dakota
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