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Contact: Regenerate Team

505.820.2544

conference@quiviracoalition.org

 

 

Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International and the American Grassfed Association to Hold Third Collaborative Conference virtually.

 

REGENERATE CONFERENCE

Resilience in Times of Uncertainty 

Albuquerque, New Mexico. (October 26th – November 20th) — The Quivira CoalitionHolistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association collaborate each year to convene ranchers, farmers, conservationists, land managers, scientists, medical professionals, nutritionists, students, educators, and others to share knowledge, build community, and create a culture of resilience and regeneration. This year, in response to impacts from the Coronavirus pandemic and the call for meaningful action towards racial justice, we will host an online, month-long series of plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and practical workshops to collectively imagine and define a path for Resilience in Times of Uncertainty.

In January 2020, the world fundamentally changed, and we all now navigate our lives knowing that the food, agriculture, and healthcare systems we previously engaged in do not have the flexibility to bounce back from rapid and dramatic shifts. We recognize the challenges this presents for food production and land stewardship. For some farmers and ranchers, these shifts have flooded direct-to-consumer markets. For others, paths to selling what they produce evaporated overnight. Some can’t hire the labor they need, while others have had to lay off long-time and valued employees in order to stay afloat. Some have more time to focus on building soil and monitoring ecological change, while others can no longer afford the best laid plans for transition to regenerative methods.

While many would like to think we will return to some state that existed before 2020, we believe that we have entered a changed world where we must rise to the challenge of planning and acting for resilience. This is the focus of 2020 REGENERATE.

This year, we will adapt many key elements of previous years’ conferences to a virtual space in order to support the health and safety of everyone participating. In addition to the information exchange, networking, and inspiration this event has provided in the past, we invite you, as a member of the REGENERATE community, to increase capacity and strengthen relationships for resilience in agriculture and land stewardship.

Many of us inherently understand that changes to our planet’s systems and climate are inextricably connected to how we experience the world as humans—socially, economically, environmentally, and politically. Yet changing how we think and act as ecological collaborators involves challenging and intentional work, and may not come easily. What happens when we work together with others who don’t think or behave in the same ways we do? How does collaboration fundamentally shift the way we do things? How do we set intentions, individually and collectively, about the world we want to live in? How do we practice adaptability and learn to plan for the unpredictable?

REGENERATE 2020 will explore these questions, thought processes, and solutions, offering a diversity of virtual events, an abundance of accessible information, and ample opportunity for conversations to regenerate mind, body, soil, and spirit.

 

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.

General Information

2020 REGENERATE CONFERENCE

October 26 – November 20, 2020

Virtually

 

WHAT:

This year, in response to impacts from the Coronavirus pandemic, we will host an online, month-long series of plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and practical workshops. Presentation format will be created around interaction with other participants, break out rooms, and group visioning processes. 

 

WHEN:

October 26- November 20, 2020  (View the 2020 REGENERATE Conference schedule here)

 

WHERE:

Virtually via Zoom

(We will be offering assistance for those needing tech support or finding access to the internet.)

 

WHY:

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, land stewardship, community, equity, and our changing world. 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. 

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS AND PLENARY SESSIONS:

Regenerative Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change

LaKisha Odom

Loren Poncia

Bryan Van Stippen

Chris Mehus

 

Creative Marketing for Expanding Regenerative Agriculture Sales

Gillian Sanbrook

Kathryn Bedell

Marshall Johnson

Katie Miller

 

Collaborative Land Restoration for Resilience

Darrell Oswald

 

Community Resilience in Agriculture During Uncertain Times

A-dae Romero-Briones

Zach Ducheneaux

Roberto Meza

 

Workshops:

There will be a wide variety of online workshops to participate in this year. Go to the Workshop page for the full listing.

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Twitter

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Facebook

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@HolisticManagementInternational 

@AmericanGrassfedAssociation

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Instagram

@quiviracoalition

@lavidalocalhmi 

@amergrassfed

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The REGENERATE 2020 virtual collaborative conference, October 26-November 20, will bring together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for a full month of provocative panel plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe on the topic of Resilience in Times of Uncertainty. 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. Register now! #regenerate2020  https://quiviracoalition.org/regenerate/  

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The REGENERATE 2020 virtual collaborative conference is happening October 26-November 20! It will bring together leaders, innovators, and stewards of the land for a full month of provocative panel plenary presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking with diverse attendees from across the southwest, the country, and globe on the topic of Resilience in Times of Uncertainty. 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. Register or get more information at https://quiviracoalition.org/regenerate/ #regenerate2020

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