Mitchell Hora is a 7th generation Iowa farmer and the Founder/CEO of Continuum Ag.  His farm has stressed the importance of no-till since 1978 and has become a hub for innovation in the adoption of diverse cover crops, interseeded covers, relaycropping, small griains, and ...

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Eric is a large animal veterinarian (University of Pennsylvania, 2013) who prior to joining NSAC worked in the US Senate on farm and food policy with the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). His commitment to sustainable, equitable, and just food systems comes from ...

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Esther is the CEO of Cienega Capital, a regenerative investment firm utilizing an integrated capital approach to systemic change in the areas of soil health, regenerative agriculture, and local food systems. Prior to joining Cienega Capital, Esther founded Commons Stock, an impact-focused due diligence ...

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Ali is a Principal at Astanor Ventures, a venture capital firm investing ‘where tech meets nature’ to seed a food system that is regenerative, nourishing, ultra-fresh and trusted. Breakthrough technologies focused on soil fertility, climate volatility and the microbiome (ML/AI especially) are areas of ...

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Gabriel works as a consultant and executive with agriculture-related companies and investors.He currently serves on the Board of FluroSat, MicroTerra, and as the Interim COO of SomaDetect.Previously, he was COO of the ag software and data analytics firm Growers, which was acquired by ICL ...

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Clint Brauer is a former executive from LA’s technology industry who went home to Kansas to get back into farming, to learn more about how robotics can be applied to agriculture. He is currently the CEO of Greenfield Robotics. LinkedIn greenfieldrobotics.com ...

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Born and raised in a 4th generation farming family from Mexico, Pablo brings over 10 years experience in the fresh-produce industry. After growing up around the family farm, Campos Borquez, a premiere supplier of fresh asparagus and grapes to the United States and Canada, ...

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Britt Lundgren is the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield. She has over fifteen years of experience working to advance agricultural sustainability through policy and supply chain initiatives in both the non-profit and business sectors. She holds a Master of Science in ...

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Bryce Lundberg is a board member and Vice President of Agriculture at Lundberg Family Farms, a fourth-generation family business that uses organic farming practices to create thoughtfully crafted rice and quinoa products. Bryce is also a third-generation rice farmer, is a member of the ...

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Jen Astone is a financial activist and philanthropic leader. She founded Integrated Capital Investing to help foundations and investors align their portfolios, grantmaking and leadership with just, regenerative and restorative economies. A researcher, advocate, and coalition builder, Jen has been involved in catalytic philanthropy ...

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David LeZaks, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, is an environmental scientist and financial activist whose work is centered around developing innovative mechanisms for financing the transition to agroecological farming and food systems. Before joining Croatan Institute, Dr. LeZaks led the Regenerative Food Systems initiative at Delta ...

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Cornelius Blanding began his career in development work as an economic development intern for the City of Miami Beach. Since then, he has gained a broad experience base spanning rural, international and cooperative economic development. His experiences include business and project development, management and ...

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Jenette Ashtekar Jenette Ashtekar Jenette Ashtekar After over 8 years managing and evaluating food security and rural health programs in East Africa for a variety of international programs and governmental organizations, including the Gates Foundation and USAID, Jenny O'Connor founded Guidelight Strategies, a strategic ...

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After over 8 years managing and evaluating food security and rural health programs in East Africa for a variety of international programs and governmental organizations, including the Gates Foundation and USAID, Jenny O'Connor founded Guidelight Strategies, a strategic consulting firm focused on the design, ...

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Aymeric holds 2 Master’s Degrees: one in International Marketing, completed in San Francisco, his second Master’s in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales in Sydney-Australia.  He’s had an extensive career as a brand marketer for Renault, Disney, Louis Vuitton and more ...

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Arohi Sharma advocates for policies that protect and restore rivers and aquatic ecosystems in California and promote regenerative agricultural practices to reduce wasteful water use and to protect soil health. Before joining NRDC, Arohi was in graduate school, where she spent time researching ways ...

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An enrolled Rosebud Sioux Tribe member, Wizipan Little Elk is a nationally recognized young Native leader. Wizipan first met Barb and OJ Semans during South Dakota’s 2004 U.S. Senate race, when Four Directions helped deliver record-breaking levels of Native voter turnout. Wizipan later joined ...

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Bethany Davis is the Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs for MegaFood. She is the President for the Coalition for Supplement Sustainability, a group of supplement and ingredient companies that united to support a non-GMO and sustainable supply chain. In addition to her service ...

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Kelsey Ducheneaux is a fourth generation tribal rancher that calls the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation home. She’s the owner of DX Beef, LLC, a direct-to-consumer regenerative beef operation. Kelsey is the Natural Resources Director for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization ...

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Stephen serves as the CEO of Grounded Capital Partners, which invests long-term private capital along the value chain of our food system in ways that create transparent, high-integrity supply chains and build capacity for a more regenerative food system.  In this role, Stephen brings ...

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Erik is the founder of MERIKA, London. He is also a brand advisor and venture partner.MERIKA Advisory has decades long experience with FOOD businesses connected to SOIL & PURPOSE. Our projects have included seismic social engagement movements like Meat Free Mondays, innovative brand development, ...

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Erin is the Director of the Climate Collaborative, responsible for management and execution of the Collaborative’s work, including all programming, communications, and outreach. Erin has a range of corporate campaigning and sustainability experience. She previously worked for CDP, managing corporate engagement for the We ...

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Erin Heitkamp is the Senior Vice President of Impact at Pipeline Foods. She has worked in the fields of corporate environmental management and sustainability for more than 20 years, and has been part of the Pipeline Foods leadership team since its inception in 2017. ...

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Dave Haynes is co-founder of rePlant Capital, a new impact investment group focusing on soil health and regenerative transition at the farm level. He served as Managing Director for Greenmont Capital Partners II since its inception in 2008.  He also serves on the board ...

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Aria McLauchlan is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Land Core, a non-profit organization advancing soil health policies and programs that create value for farmers, businesses and communities. In her role at Land Core, she has shepherded the organization’s rise to the center of ...

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Elizabeth Candelario works at the nexus of food, agriculture, and climate change, and is most passionate about uniting brands and nonprofits to activate social mission causes in innovative ways that benefit both.  She works throughout the USA and Europe via her USA-based consultancy Studio ...

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John Fullerton is the founder and president of Capital Institute, a collaborative working to illuminate how our economy and financial system can operate to promote a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth. He is the author of Regenerative ...

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