Health from the Soil Up

The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and American Grassfed Association will collaborate again to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, scientists, medical professionals, nutritionists, students, teachers, and others for four days—November 19-22, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico—to explore ideas of Health from the Soil Up.

Health, a state of complete well being, can describe everything from soils to economies. Health of people, animals, plants, and the whole planet are fundamentally connected. At its root, the source of health is in the land; it provides food, medicine, (bio)diversity, tradition, and home. Regenerative agriculture embodies a shift away from extractive practices, and toward holism, prevention, and proactivity. Making this shift will require bravery, humility, innovation, ingenuity, and sometimes, at first, failure.

The systemic connections between food, medicine, plants, animals, soil, and climate impact the health of people and planet. The enormity of these systems and their relationships can inspire and be daunting—but ultimately we all play a role and have responsibility in how they function and contribute to health. How do we reconnect and learn from existing knowledge, practices, and experience about the intrinsic connections between health and nature? What can food production and land stewardship teach us about health and its cycles? How do we engage with the land in ways that heal and nourish soil, our bodies, wildlife, communities, economies, and the climate? How do we adapt agriculture for healthy, regenerative food and medicine systems into the future?

Join us at REGENERATE 2019 to explore these questions, thought processes and solutions and others through long form plenary talks, community roundtable discussions, and practical workshops on topics like the relationship between production methods and nutrient density; exploring social equity in agriculture; homeopathic veterinary care for livestock; interdisciplinary soil health research and collaborative conservation; and fostering the whole agrarian lifecycle. Regenerate mind, body, soil and spirit at this year’s convening, Health from the Soil Up.

Join us at REGENERATE 2019

This collaborative conference will bring 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 will create a unique environment where ideas are sown, exchanged, and grown. REGENERATE’s outstanding speakers and attendees will contribute expertise in ranching, farming, conservation, community, and all things soil. Every attendee will bring something unique to the table, and each will depart with inspiration, new connections, broader perspectives, and the tools necessary to effect change.

About the partners

Holistic Management International

Holistic Management International is an environmental and educational non-profit that helps communities grow and thrive by educating family farmers and ranchers and pastoralists in regenerative agricultural practices that empower them to strengthen their businesses, produce healthier food, improve local wildlife habitats and protect the environment.

American Grassfed

The American Grassfed Association is a national multi-species organization dedicated to protecting and promoting grassfed producers and grassfed products through national communication, education, research and marketing efforts.


The Quivira Coalition fosters resilience on arid working lands. To create a culture of land stewardship that integrates ecological, economic, and social health, we work in coalition with ranchers and farmers, landowners and managers, public agencies, conservationists, students and educators, and the general public. Quivira believes this culture is rooted in three areas of practice: education, innovation, and collaboration

About the 2019 Conference


Hear from experts. Make lasting connections. Take home new skills and ideas. Begin partnerships for change. REGENERATE is a hub for individuals and groups coming together around the concepts of fostering ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship.

Come together

REGENERATE will bring together a broad community as diverse as the lands they manage. Our attendees come from across the Southwest, the country, and the globe and bring their expertise as farmers and ranchers, scientists, government agencies, conservationists and innovators in managing healthy land, producing healthy food, and fostering healthy people. Whether you are a young farmer preparing to dig your hands into the soil for the first time or a professional interested in new ideas and opportunities for collaboration, our conference has something for you.


REGENERATE will offer long-form plenary talks, cross-sector panel discussions, classroom and field workshops, and in-depth roundtable sessions on everything from the connection between soil and gut health to no regrets investment in land to interdisciplinary soil health research to wildlife habitat and stock density.

Workshops will include: a half-day training on Keyline design; a Holistic Management session on increasing financial health; a training on the Audubon Conservation Ranching Program; veterinary homeopathy; and land access.

This year we invite our community to propose a plenary talk or roundtable, or suggest a speaker or a topic. Submit your proposal by April 8, 2019.


The conference will return to Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town! Hotel Albuquerque delights travelers with a distinctive blend of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort. Located i​n the heart of Albuquerque, the hotel offers a unique location in a historic district easily accessible from I-40 and within 15 minutes of Albuquerque International Sunport Airport.

Room block information coming soon

*Alternative lodging options listed below



Member Rate Early Bird Non-Member Rate Beginning Farmer / Student*
$250 $275 $150

In addition to great rates for members from all three organizations and beginning ranchers and farmers, we will also be offering a number of scholarships. Check back soon for more information.

Registration will open in July

*Email to see if you are eligible for this rate.


Regenerate will convene a highly diverse audience of people across the West, giving all of our exhibitors greater exposure and the chance to connect with new individuals, organizations and businesses. Exhibitor benefits include:

  • One 6-ft. table with tablecloth (located just outside the conference entrance)
  • Recognition (name and/or logo) in conference program and slideshow
  • One conference registration (special events not included)
  • One discounted conference registration at $150 for additional table operator
  • Post-conference social media thank you


Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104


REGENERATE will return to Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town! Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town delights travelers with a distinctive blend of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort. Located i​n the heart of Albuquerque, the hotel offers a unique location in a historic district easily accessible from I-40 and within 15 minutes of Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Amenities include complementary WiFi internet, fitness & business centers, and an outdoor resort swimming pool.

Room block information coming soon

Additional Area Lodging Options

There are also many other lodging options near the conference venue. The hotels listed on the map are within a 15 minute or less walk from the Hotel Albuquerque. In addition, the Old Town neighborhood has many VRBO and AirBnB offerings.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, need help registering, or have other special requests related to the conference, don’t hesitate to reach out.