2020 Regenerate Speakers

Resilience in times of uncertainty

Loren Poncia

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Loren Poncia is a fourth generation organic rancher who has redefined small-scale family ranching. Loren started Stemple Creek Ranch with the dream of raising quality, grass-finished beef and lamb to work with mother nature. His ranch had the first carbon farm plan in the United States, and Loren is proud to be part of the Marin Carbon Project. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Loren always dreamed of coming back to the ranch to pursue his passion in agriculture. He oversees the entire ranching operation and spends countless hours studying genetics with the goal of raising grass-fed and finished meat that is tender, well-marbled, and tastes just as good as, if not better than, grain finished meat. Stemple Creek sells its products to grocery stores, butcher shops, and restaurants, and direct to consumers.

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