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 species, birds and wildlife, livestock performance and health, and over time, human health and vitality. Adaptive management practices can have a positive influence on local and regional weather impacts, increasing drought resilience and reducing flooding potential. Beyond these compounding benefits, ranchers can realize improvement in net profits per acre, reduced reliance on external inputs, and better quality of life.
Allen is a sixth-generation family farmer, a founding partner of Grass Fed Insights, LLC, and a partner in Joyce Farms, Inc. He consults with farmers and ranchers on operations ranging from a few acres to more than one million. He pioneered many of the early adaptive grazing protocols and forage finishing techniques and has spent the last fifteen years refining them. He is a “recovering academic,” having authored more than 400 scientific and popular press articles, and an invited speaker at national and international conferences. His major areas of research and business focus include soil health, cover crop/livestock integration, adaptive forage and grazing management, high attribute pasture-based meat production, and alternative marketing systems.
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.
Past 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.
2018 filming by Kiss the Ground
Kelsey Ducheneaux is the 4th generation of The DX Ranch on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. She is the owner of DX Beef, which offers locally raised beef for direct sale…read more
Regi is the principal architect of the innovative poultry-centered regenerative agriculture model that is at the heart of Main Street Project’s work…read more
Serafina Lombardi is the director of Education and Outreach at the New Mexico Acequia Association, and assists with the implementation of their Sembradores Farmer Training Program…read more
Jeremy has lived and worked in Nevada, Colorado, Utah, and Oregon helping to conserve wildlife and working landscapes. Since 2002, he has worked for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service as a wildlife biologist and ecologist…read more