THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS FOR MAKING THE 2019 REGENERATE CONFERENCE POSSIBLE!
The Thornburg Foundation
The Thornburg Foundation identifies problems that have at least one identifiable root cause as well as a viable solution that promises enduring change. We expect our strategy to produce measurable results within 3-5 years. They have programs in Early Childhood Education, Food and Agriculture, and Good Government Reforms.
Economically, ecologically, and socially, our relationship to land and nature is a profound human touchstone. The #NoRegrets Initiative is a relationship-centered approach to land and asset management.
Our intention is to preserve and enhance both the natural and man-made features of the ranch and make them accessible to visitors, while producing delicious pastured meats. Our pastures and row crop ground are all certified organic, and we manage the ranch using the principles of Holistic ManagementTM.
Regenerative Agriculture Foundation
The vision of the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation is a world in which the boundaries between the human and natural world are indistinguishable and the totality of human needs are produced in a way that regenerates the ecosystems in which we inhabit.
To accomplish this we support farmers and ranchers, the managers of the vast majority of the nation’s land surface, through research, education and advocacy.
Grasslans Charitable Foundation
To conserve wildlife through the study and management of the habitat and ecosystems on which they depend, Grasslans Charitable Foundation operates and maintains a biological field station in the “core area” of New Mexico that is habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken, a candidate species for listing under the endangered species act. Federal and State wildlife agency personnel as well as University and other researchers and volunteers use this field station to facilitate their work in the area on prairie-chickens and other species.
TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) is located on TomKat Ranch, an eighteen hundred acre cattle ranch in Pescadero, California on the San Mateo Coast three miles inland from the Pacific ocean. A working cattle ranch, TomKat is also home to LeftCoast GrassFed®, producers of grass-fed, grass-finished pasture raised beef.
Their mission is to provide healthy food on working lands in a way that sustains the planet and inspires others to action. To serve as a learning laboratory for animal agriculture on working lands focusing on climate stability, nature’s benefits, healthy food, biodiversity, and vibrant community.
Audubon Conservation Ranching Program
To combat the negative effects of grassland degradation—and to keep grass on the landscape—Audubon has developed the Conservation Ranching program. This market-based conservation approach offers incentives for good grassland stewardship through a certification label on beef products. For the first time, consumers can contribute to grassland conservation efforts by selectively purchasing beef from Audubon-certified farms and ranches.
Our team works at the nexus of energy, food & agriculture, and human rights.
For us, growing beyond a linear economy based on extraction and waste towards a regenerative economy means advancing frameworks that value healthy ecosystems, active civic engagement, and social fairness.
We do this by looking through a systems lens, finding new opportunities for a healthier, more reciprocal relationship with the resources of our natural world.
Through our three program areas, Energy, Food & Agriculture and Human Rights, The 11th Hour Project addresses issues impacting the health of our planet by providing grants to qualified 501(c)3 organizations that align with our unique and connected strategic priorities.
The Ranney Ranch is a family owned cow-calf ranching operation that sits at 6200′ in the high mesa country of central New Mexico. We sell range-finished young beef direct to consumers, like you, who value how their food choices impact the environment. We are proud to carry three certifications on our beef: American Grassfed Association (AGA), Animal Welfare Approved (AWA), and Audubon Certified Bird-Friendly Beef.
Owners are George, Edward, Nancy Ranney, their spouses and offspring. Melvin Johnson is our outstanding manager; he and his wife Esther have been with the Ranch since 1984 and raised their four children here.
We are committed to the ecologic, financial and family health of the Ranney Ranch and to the health of the Corona ranching community. Ranchers and landowners in the Gallo Canyon have worked together over the past decade on ranching enterprises and on alternative energy development. The Ranney Ranch sponsors ranch tours, workshops and offers guidance to a new generation of ranchers and land managers.
We still gather our herd on horseback from the rough canyons and open, rolling grasslands of the ranch. Our animals, and our family members thrive on the open range and under the vast skies of our high mesa grasslands.
The limestone-capped mesas stand sentinel above our canyon grasslands and harbor populations of mule deer, wild Barbary sheep, fox, bobcat, coyote and mountain lion; over fifteen species of bats and fifty species of birds inhabit our woodlands, and the occasional Bald and Golden Eagle graces the winter skies.
Since 2003, with the introduction of new management practices, we have witnessed the critical role of livestock in the restoration of our drought-weary grasslands. Once a blue grama grass monoculture, our pastures now boast over forty-five species of native grasses, both warm and cool season species, and the increased biodiversity has brought health to our soil, increased resilience in the face of Southwestern drought and the opportunity to market our unique New Mexican Grassfed Beef. Let us tell you the story.
Taos Ski Valley Foundation
SUPPORTING LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION, FOREST MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY CONSERVATION IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
The Taos Ski Valley Foundation, the New Mexico affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, supports conservation nonprofits that focus on protecting threatened landscapes, habitats, wildlife, and waterways. The Taos Ski Valley Foundation also supports educational and community programs in the region.
Lydia B. Stokes Foundation
The Lydia B. Stokes Foundation is committed to the Quaker philosophy of peace and justice. The Foundation supports building resilient, healthy communities by focusing on social and economic justice, regenerative organic agriculture, viable, healthy ecosystems, quality of life issues, development of local food systems, local energy security and peace initiatives.
Lone Mountain Ranch
For over 100 years, Lone Mountain Ranch has been a symbol of the American West. They had a seat at the table for the early days of Yellowstone Park, the formation of the town of Big Sky, the evolution of ranching and logging in the Northern Rockies and the preservation of that spectacular wilderness. Ever since they homesteaded in 1915, the story has had one consistent thread: warm and welcoming hospitality to all. Take a walk back through time to get a sense of the Real Montana you’ll find when you get there.
Farm Credit of New Mexico is a FCS Agricultural Credit Association that provides New Mexico’s farmers, ranchers, agricultural business, farm co-operatives and homeowners in rural communities with loans and banking services related to commercial and consumer needs.