2020 Regenerate Speakers

Resilience in times of uncertainty

LaKisha Odom

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Dr. LaKisha Odom is a scientific program director at the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, where she pursues her commitment to promoting the use of innovative science, collective impact, and the development of public private partnerships to tackle today’s complex challenges in food and agriculture. She is also extremely committed to cultivating increased diversity in a new generation of food and agriculture scientists.At FFAR, she spearheads scientific direction of the Soil Health challenge area and manages a portfolio of projects that address issues in sustainable water management, plant efficiency, ecosystem services, crop pest and disease detection, and developing the next generation of food and agricultural leaders. Dr. Odom received her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Tuskegee University, her master’s degree in environmental resource policy from The George Washington University, and her doctorate in integrative biosciences from Tuskegee University.

Plenary Panel

Regenerative Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change

 

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