2020 Regenerate Speakers

Resilience in times of uncertainty

Mary Berry

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The Berry Center Executive Director Mary Berry and her brother, Den Berry, were raised by their parents, Wendell and Tanya Berry, at Lanes Landing Farm in Henry County, Kentucky from the time she was six years old. She attended Henry County public schools and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1981. She farmed for a living in Henry County starting out in dairy farming, growing Burley tobacco, and later diversifying to organic vegetables, pastured poultry and grass fed beef.

Mary is married to Trimble County, Kentucky farmer, Steve Smith, who started the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farming endeavor in the state of Kentucky. If daughters Katie Johnson, Virginia Aguilar and Tanya Smith choose to stay in Henry County, they will be the ninth generation of their family to live and farm there.

Mary currently serves on the Boards of Directors of United Citizens Bank in New Castle, Kentucky, the Schumacher Center for a New Economics in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and Sterling College in Vermont. She speaks all over the country as a proponent of agriculture of the middle, in defense of small farmers, and in the hope of restoring a culture and an economy that has been lost in rural America. Her writings have appeared in various publications and collections, including “Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future” (Princeton Agricultural Press, 2016) and the introduction for a new edition of essays, “Our Sustainable Table”, Robert Clark, ed.

Keynote:

A conversation with
Mary Berry hosted by Matthew Raiford

Tuesday, Nov 10 at 11:30am MT

Joining us from the Berry Center in Newcastle, KY and Gilliard Farms in Brunswick, GA, Mary Berry will talk about new initiatives at the Berry Center, including the Our Home Place Meat project with Chef and Farmer Matthew Raiford.

Our Home Place Meat, an initiative of The Berry Center, is offering exceptional meat to customers, ensuring stable income for small family farmers through good farming practices and a cooperative culture, and continuing the legacy of Wendell Berry’s agrarian vision.

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Alex Pulwicki

Alex Pulwicki

Coordinator and Trainer
Matthew Raiford

Matthew Raiford

Farmer, Chef
James O’Donnell

James O’Donnell

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Amanda Lucier

Amanda Lucier

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Celine Kagan

Celine Kagan

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry

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Elsie DuBray

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Ailish Kress

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Susan Beal

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Kate Clyatt

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Ariel Aaronson-Eves

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Eric Karbowski

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Kelsey Ducheneaux

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Aubrey Streit Krug

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Rebecca Thistlethwaite

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Olivia Tincani

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Ben Gotschall

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Joe Maxwell

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Sarah Baxendell

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John Boyd

John Boyd

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Rodrigo Sierra-Corona

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Valerie Small

Valerie Small

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Gillian Sanbrook

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Roberto Meza

Roberto Meza

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Zach Ducheneaux

Zach Ducheneaux

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

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Darrell Oswald

Darrell Oswald

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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
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Loren Poncia

Rancher and Co-Owner, Stemple Creek Ranch
LaKisha Odom

LaKisha Odom

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Kathryn Bedell

Owner, Roan Creek Ranch