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Peter Byck is director, producer and writer of “Carbon Nation” and Professor of Practice at ASU, in the Schools of Sustainability & Journalism. Byck is now focusing on soil health – via short films: “Soil Carbon Cowboys” and in leading a large systems science project comparing regenerative grazing to conventional – measuring a whole suite of data from water retention to soil carbon to animal well-being and more. Byck has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and NPR’s Science Friday. He has shown “carbon nation” at the House of Commons; Boeing, Nike, Google, Microsoft, Shell, Walmart.com and more. Awards: “Garbage”, Best Doc at SXSW; “Carbon Nation” Best Doc, IVCA, London; “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts” Best Short Doc at Cleveland International Film Festival and six more festivals.
Can Soil Health Equal Rancher Wealth?
1:30 – 2:15pm Thursday
Adaptive multi-paddock (AMP) grazing is regenerating soils, watersheds, critical ecosystem services and livelihoods in North America. Early data shows soil carbon is the essential currency for this vibrancy. We are building on these early results with multi-disciplinary research conducted with regenerative ranchers in different regions of US. We will present our latest interim data and have open dialogue relating to our research and future plans. This is a panel with Richard Teague.
Highlights from last year’s event.
We invite you to enjoy videos from our 2017 Conference here. The annual Quivira Conference is internationally renowned for bringing together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for three days of provocative plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe. The conference creates a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown. Quivira’s outstanding speakers and attendees contribute expertise in ranching, farming, conservation, community, and all things soil, which is the key to it all. Every attendee brings something unique to the table, and each departs with inspiration, new connections, broader perspectives, and the tools necessary to effect change.
2017 Conference Speaker Videos
The Quivira Coalition documents its conference every year. We love to share the content of this event with those who were not able to join us in person. You can also view the 2017 videos, along with past years, on the Quivira You Tube page.
Rio Grande Water Fund Panel - Fire and Rain: Economic, Ecological and Community Resilience Sandra Postel, Laura McCarthy, Katherine Kuhas, Toner Mitchell This panel of experts will discuss the Rio Grande Water Fund, an innovative project created to invest in the long...read more
Allen Williams Restore Soil and Ecosystem Health with Adaptive Grazing Allen Williams will speak on adaptive grazing, which produces positive compounding effects that can significantly benefit soil health, plant species complexity and diversity, insect and pollinator...read more
Rick Danvir Comparing Effects of Time-Controlled Grazing, Traditional Management, and Rest on Vegetative Covers For centuries, apprenticeship has been the means of passing on the skills of many trades, from engravers and silversmiths in the middle ages, to...read more