2014 Quivira Coalition Conference

Back to the Future! November 12 - 14, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sep 30, 2014 1:40 PM ET
Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Sept. 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Quivira Coalition is proud to announce its 2014 Quivira Conference: “Back To The Future” taking place Wednesday– Friday, November 12 - 14, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"Regenerative agriculture is fixin’ to rise to its place in the world." – Sid Goodloe

In this conference we will emphasize land use concepts and practices that are "old and yet new.” It's part of the burgeoning regenerative agriculture movement, whose aim is to restore the soil, the land, ourselves, and our communities to health and happiness via naturally renewing processes. In some cases, this means reviving or expanding time-tested practices, in others it means adopting new technologies and ideas appropriate for regenerative goals. In all cases, it means following your passion.

The United Nations designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming and tasked it with the goal of raising the profile of family farmers (and ranchers) and the significant role they play in alleviating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, and protecting the environment. Quivira has selected speakers for this conference who represent the diversity of the regenerative agriculture movement around the globe.

Join us for three days of inspiring presentations and conversations, including two workshops on day one; wetlands restoration in working landscapes, featuring Bill Zeedyk, and how to build soil through planned grazing, taught by Gabe Brown and his son Paul.

2014 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:

The video presentations of speakers from previous years can be found here: youtube.com/quiviracoalition.

2014 speakers include (partial list):

·      Jo Robinson, Bestselling, investigative journalist. Washington State

·      Gabe & Paul Brown, Ranchers, Brown's Ranch. East of Bismarck, N Dakota

·      Peter Byck, Award Winning Documentarian of Carbon Nation.  Arizona.

·      Winona LaDuke, Author, activist, environmentalist and executive director of Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project. Minnesota

·      Fred Kirschenmann, Farmer, author, professor and internationally recognized leader in sustainable agriculture. Iowa

·      And many more.  See them all here: http://quiviracoalition.org/2014_Quivira_Conference/2014_Speakers_/

The video presentations of speakers from previous years can be found here: youtube.com/quiviracoalition.

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: Each year the Quivira Coalition Conference attracts nearly 500 attendees from across the country to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This conference excels at the sharing of innovative ideas, the strengthening relationships and fuels the fire for attendees to put their newfound knowledge into action.

Jim Gerrish, previous conference speaker said, “As a result of the three days we spent at the Quivira conference, Dawn and I got fully recharged and inspired to continue to run the good race and fight the good fight. I finally have reason to believe the future of American agriculture is a little brighter than I thought it might be.

 

ABOUT THE QUIVIRA COALITION: The mission of the Quivira Coalition is to build resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, innovation, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship.  Our constituency of over 3,500 people is highly diverse, including ranchers, environmentalists, federal and state agency personnel, tribal members, academics, and the public at large, with 500 attending the conference annually.

For more information about the conference, visit QuiviraCoalition.org.

Catherine Baca
Quivira Coalition
+1 (505) 820-2544ext. 2