Join the team from Sound Agriculture as they discuss the power of soil health to improve your operation. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the following:
- How advances in soil science are revealing a diverse ecosystem that exists under our feet
- How Sound has created a bio-inspired technology that work with the soil's natural diversity to reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers
- How technology can unlock soil asset value, creating a virtuous cycle of on-farm productivity and enhanced ecosystem services
As the climate continues to change, global agriculture systems are facing an increasing slew of challenges: greater weather variability, more intense and frequent extreme events, shifting seasons, and crop suitability zones migrating away from historical norms at an alarming rate. Predictive agri-climate technologies initially developed at Stanford University have been commercialized and are being adopted by various players across the food system to improve resilience and efficiency. Not only have these tools proven to be synergistic with the mission of regenerative agriculture, they have proven to be an enabler for it as well. Join ClimateAi's Borna Poursheikhani for a discussion about this technology's role in fueling the adoption of regenerative agriculture principles at scale. This discussion will include various opportunities for the audience to engage and to share thoughts, questions, ideas, and feedback.
David LeZaks, Croatan Institute; Tina Owens, Danone North America; Cheryl Toner, American Heart Association
Moderated by: Eric Jackson, Pipeline Foods
Investor Conversations: Investing in the Food System
Renske Lynde, 1st Course Capital; Elizabeth Frame Ellison, Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation;
Interviewed by: Anna Hammond, Matriark Foods.
Alternative Financing Tools for Transition
Dan Miller, Steward; Robyn O'Brien, rePlant Capital; Phil Taylor, MadAg;
Assessing the Health of Our Food System
Jeff Su, nRhythm
Investing in Animal Agriculture & Processing
Mark Keller, Keller Crafted Meats; James Serlin, Revel Meat Co.; Jacqueline Smith, Central Grazing Company
How Investing in Organic Improves Soil Health
Alex Mackay & Claire Mesesan, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT; Anna Jones-Crabtree
For more than a decade, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT has raised capital to invest in farmers working to transition to organic with the goal of creating healthy farming systems and financially healthy operations. Join Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT’s Alex MacKay and Claire Mesesan, along with farmer Anna Jones-Crabtree for a conversation about the inner-workings of investments in transition and how improving soil health can lead to increased productivity and resilience, as well as better financial outcomes. Be part of this fascinating conversation that addresses several pivotal issues in moving agricultural investment forward – including soil health and measuring impact.