Nurture Diversity, Build Resilience
For the first time ever, the Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association collaborated to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, students, teachers, and others for a three-day conference October 31 to November 2, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to explore ideas of regeneration.
To many people regenerative agriculture means land management practices that build soil health, crop resilience and nutrient density as a way to rebalance the carbon cycle, all in response to the threat of climate change and/or a failing agricultural system. In essence, regenerate means to bring renewed life and vigor into an organism or system. How do we nurture diversity and build resilience not only in soil, but also socially, economically, and personally? What are the critical connections between soil, people, and planet? How do truly regenerative food and agricultural systems work? And, what are the ways that individuals and communities can help create them? What is at the heart of the practice of regenerative agriculture?
During this three-day event, ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, food producers and distributors, health experts, and others offered long-form plenary talks, cross-sector panel discussions, 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.
Thank you for joining us at REGENERATE 2018
This collaborative conference brought 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 created a unique environment where ideas were sown, exchanged, and grown. REGENERATE’s outstanding speakers and attendees contributed expertise in ranching, farming, conservation, community, and all things soil, which is the key to it all. Every attendee brought something unique to the table, and each departed with inspiration, new connections, broader perspectives, and the tools necessary to effect change.
About the partners
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.
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