2023 RFSI Forum

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Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum
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Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum
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September 26-27 in Denver, CO

The marquee event for investing in Regenerative Food and Agriculture! The RFSI Forum catalyzes conversation, advances education, and drives increased investment in regenerative agriculture and food. Connect with 500 attendees, learn from 45+ speakers and make connections during 9+ hours of networking!

Last year, the RFSI Forum sold out. Don’t miss out – make the decision to join us today!


The Regenerative Food Systems Investment (RFSI) Forum is the ONLY event that exclusively brings together investors, capital activators, and critical stakeholders working to build resilient food systems. Listen and learn from the leaders in investing and regeneration. Meet existing and new connections to advance your goals in this space.

View last year’s agenda, speakers and participating attendee companies here.


This is THE gathering for learning how and where to invest capital into agriculture and food for financial and impact returns. Whether you have been engaged in the regenerative space for decades or just a little curious, this event offers unparalleled insight and networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • Investors, fund managers, foundations
  • Financial advisors and other investment services
  • Entrepreneurs and producers
  • Food companies, agricultural and food service providers
  • Advocates for healthy food systems

NEW! Farmer Scholarships Available

Farmers and ranchers are an essential part of the regenerative food system and to the ecosystem of capital and solution-builders at the RFSI Forum. To better enable farmers to join the conversation, this year we are offering a limited number of Farmer Scholarships to cover registration fees. RFSI will sponsor some of these scholarships but in order to enable more farmers to attend, anyone is able to donate to the scholarship fund at any amount!

Want to contribute to the RFSI Forum Farmer Scholarships? You can donate when registering here.

Are you a farmer or rancher seeking funding but do not have the means to cover registration fees? (The winners of the Farmer Scholarships will be announced August 1, 2023.) Please fill out this form to apply for a scholarship.


What We’ll Address

As the push for more regenerative agriculture grows and the conversation matures, an increasing amount of attention centers around the “how” of regenerative food systems. This year’s event will tackle the most pressing questions facing investment in regenerative agriculture and food, including:

Understanding the Landscape
➪ Given the current economic climate, what is the state of capital investment into regenerative agriculture and food systems?
➪ What are the building blocks – financial and otherwise – to achieve successful transition on and off the farm?
➪ How can advancements in soil carbon markets, biodiversity investments, and nutrient density measurement efforts move the system forward?

Activating Capital Across the System
➪ What do the inner workings of a regenerative farmland deal look like and what lessons can be learned?
➪ Who will fund the missing middle of the regenerative supply chain?
➪ How are diverse public and private finance vehicles working together to create innovative capital solutions for farmers and food systems businesses?

Engaging Diverse Stakeholders
➪ How is policy and public funding shaping the allocation of capital to regenerative and the systemic transition to less extractive food systems?
➪ Food corporates are increasingly engaging in the regenerative dialogue with significant impact potential – what roles can they play in transition on the farm and in the supply chain, as well as in providing financing support?
➪ As the regenerative ecosystem matures, how can we better engage institutional scale funders?

Join us in September to uncover how to successfully invest in and build regenerative food systems – from farm to consumer.


New! RFSI Bootcamp

Are you just starting… or contemplating… your fundraising journey?

The RFSI Bootcamp, a new pre-course to the RFSI Forum, is geared toward farmers, ranchers, producers, brands and early stage start-ups that would like to better understand the regenerative food systems investment landscape and how best to engage in it. The 4-hour session will include:

  • An overview of the regenerative capital ecosystem
  • The basics of fundraising in the space
  • Lessons from those who have been through the fundraising process
  • Feedback from actual funders in the space to help you curate you approach

The RFSI Bootcamp will be held on Monday, September 25th, the day before the RFSI Forum begins. Limited space available, so be sure to register early! You do not have to register for the RFSI Forum to attend the RFSI Bootcamp.


Regen Food Systems & Farm Tour

Thank you to our Tour Sponsor

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The Regen Food Systems & Farm Tour is an optional add-on experience taking place on October 11, the day before the Forum begins. Tour attendees will enjoy an inside look at McCauley Family Farms, an exciting regenerative farm near Boulder where you will find local seeds, perennial crops, fruit trees, pastured chickens, sustainable honey, sheep, pigs, and much more. The tour will also visit the Boulder Valley School District Central Kitchen, where attendees will learn and see the critical role schools and other institutions can play in reducing food waste, sourcing local food, and boosting child nutrition.

Following the tour, attendees will enjoy a unique on-farm networking experience, complete with only the finest chef-prepared farm-to-table food.

Join us on Tuesday, October 11 as we explore the regenerative food system nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder. Spots are limited for the tour, so register soon to reserve your spot!

Learn more about our stops!

McCauley Family Farms

Established in 2012, McCauley Family Farms is a regenerative whole-farm ecosystem that nourishes people and planet. Along with the high mountain snowmelt that irrigates the fields through historic canal, the people that contribute to the farm—staff, volunteers, interns, friends, family, neighbors, and customers—are its lifeblood. The farm is founded on the belief that people and planet can be healed with delicious food. As a unique and vibrant node in the expanding local food system web, McCauley Family Farms is connecting the dots between consumers and crops, produce and people, seeds and souls.

On the farm you will find fermentation, local seeds, perennial crops and herbs, fruit trees, pastured chickens, sustainable honey, sheep, pigs, alpaca, a llama, and most days. Marcus will share his journey as an organic and regenerative producer, how he built his operation, the headwinds he faced along the way and next steps on the journey.




Join this growing list of companies who have committed to attend

Sponsors are indicated in green.

Current Data
4P Foods
99 Counties
Acres U.S.A.
Aegon Asset Management
Aether Investment Partners, LLC
AgraFilms, Inc.
Alder Point Capital Management
Alec's Ice Cream
Alexandre Family Farm
Align Impact
Amaz Project
American Grassfed Association
Anthesis Group
Apical Crop Science
Argosy Foundation
Arizona SOL L3C
Astanor Ventures
Beyond Harvest
BFG Partners
Big Picture Foods
Biodynamic Demeter Alliance
Biota Coffee
Blue Sparrow
Bonterra Partners
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
C9 Capital
CA Company
Capra Foods
Chapul Farms
Cienega Capital
Clear Frontier Ag Management
CLEK Family Office
Climate Robotics
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Colorado State University
Colorado University Boulder
Columbia Business School
Common Threads Consulting / SAFSF Project on Sustainable Fibers and Textiles
Conscious Wealth
Cornell University
Council of Development Finance Agency
Cquester Analytics
CrannMor Advisors, LLC
Cream Co. LLC
Cream Co. Meats
Croatan Institute
Dartmouth College
Deelo Consulting
DeLaTerre Permaculture Farm, LLC
Delta Conservation
Delta Institute
Dirt Capital Partners
Dreaming Out Loud
Earth Economics
Earthshot Labs
East West Tea Co
Equity Group Investments
Elemental Excelerator
Farm Credit Council
Farm Fuel Inc
Farm Holdings, Inc.
Farmers Business Network
Farmhand Ventures
First Light Films
Flourish - Transition Fund
Fondo Accion
Foremost Farms USA
Four Winds Farm
General Mills
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Good Agriculture
Grass Fed Valley
Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative
Green Capitol LLC
Green Spark Ventures
Greenfield Robotics
Ground Effect
Ground Matrix
Grow Forward
Growcentia, Inc.
Guidelight Strategies
Gullspång Re:food
Harborview Farms
Heifer Impact Capital
Heifer International
Hickory Nut Gap Farm LLC
International Farming Corporation
Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food podcast
iSelect Fund
James Beard Public Market
Jessen Wheat Co LLC
JSC Impact
Kuvu Bio Solutions
Lacebark Investments
Leeds School of Business
LHL Consulting
Lifestock, Inc.
Lil Bucks LLC
Longer Table Farm
Luxor Agro
MacKinnon, Bennett & Co.
Mad Agriculture
Mad Capital
Manulife Investment Management
Marcellus Foods
Mariah Vineyards
McCain Foods Limited
Merge Organics
Mission Driven Finance
Monarch Flyway
MRV Studio
Muyu MilQ
MyLand Company Inc.
Nebula Materials
NextWave Partners
Northside Capital Management
One Rth
Pacific Gro/Ag 1 Group
Patagonia Provisions
Pelican Ag
Philosopher Foods
Potlikker Capital
Project Second Genesis
Prolific Earth Sciences
PT Ranch
Questor Corp
Quick Organics
QUINN Snacks
Red Door Wealth Management
Regenerative Food Products
Regenerative Organic Alliance
Renewable Resources Group
rePlant Capital
Resource Land Holdings
Rock Harbor
Rocky Mt. Food Collaborative
Rodale Institute
Rolling Regenerative
Rossetti Foundation
RSF Social Finance
Salutaris LLC
San Diego Food System Alliance
Sauce North
Savanna Institute
Savory Institute
Sea Change Labs
Shell Ventures
Sill Properties
Simple Mills
Singing Pastures
Sky Pilot Farm
Snacktivist Corp Office
Soil Food Web School
Soilworks Natural Capital
Sol Simple
South Pole
Sow the Seeds
Southshire Farm
Spokane Conservation District
SRI Planning and Investments
Steltenpohl Family Foundation
Stemple Creek Ranch INC
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
SVX México
Syngenta Group Ventures
Tastebud Consulting
Terra Genesis
Terra Regenerative Capital
The 11th Hour Project
The Conservation Finance Network
The Corsaro Group
The FarmHand Tractor
The Modern Acre
The Nature Conservancy
The Nest Family Office
The Rockefeller Foundation
Third Nature Investments
Thread Fund
Thx! Dreams
Tiedemann Advisors
Tin Shed Ventures at Patagonia
Tomato Bliss
Transformational Investing in Food Systems
Tremain Capital Limited
University of Georgia
Upland Collaborative
USDA-Farm Service Agency
Values Aligned Capital
Vernal Ventures
Vilicus Farm
Viva Farms
Wheatbelt Development Commission
White Leaf Provisions, INC
Wild Orchard Regenerative Teas
Wire Group
Wolf Tree Ventures
Wonderlab Doozy
World Tree
Yard Stick PBC
Zero Foodprint


The 2023 RFSI Forum will be held at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in the Seawell Ballroom! Seawell Ballroom is conveniently located in downtown Denver, within walking distance to many hotels, restaurants and entertainment options. The ballroom offers stunning panoramic views of the city and mountains and plenty of space for our growing community!

The Seawell Ballroom is located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, at the northwest corner of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Look for the marquee by the box office to enter and make your way to the second floor.

1350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204



The RFSI Forum room block is at the Kimpton: Hotel Monaco Denver, 1717 Champa Street, Denver, CO. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver is conveniently located just 5 blocks from the RFSI Forum venue. We’ve secured a great discount for RFSI Forum attendees and other perks including $20 off parking per day and no guest amenity fees. Enjoy the hotel’s newly updated guest rooms, Italian lounge and restaurant and fitness center!

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
Denver Monaco Exterior

Please Note:
* You will need to click “change search” to change your Check In or Check Out days.
* The Guest Amenity Fee/Service Charge is waived for our RFSI Forum guests, but it will still populate on your reservation confirmation. The fee will be waived at check in when the hotel collects payment.
* Our room block is for September 25-29, however please reach out to our hotel contact, Jason Landers, if you plan to extend your stay beyond the room block to see if you are eligible to receive our discounted rates for your entire stay. Email Jason Landers at jason.landers@monaco-denver.com or call 303.294.3021.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of the RFSI Forum are the organizations leading the transition to a more regenerative food system. Sponsorship packages offer value and flexibility for diverse types of businesses, including:

  • Increased visibility and thought-leadership among a unique investor and activator community
  • Opportunity to showcase your expertise and services
  • Media coverage before, during and after event
  • Branding throughout the event

For information on our exclusive sponsorship packages, please contact Ian here →

Food and Beverage Donors

Alec's Ice Cream
Singing Pastures
Lil Bucks
Mariah Vineyards
Philosopher Foods
Patagonia Provisions
Amaz Yerbe Mate
Wild Orchard Regenerative Teas
Sol Simple
New Barn Organics
99 Counties
White Leaf Provisions
Alexandre Family Farm
Simple Mills
Hickory Nut Gap
Big Picture Foods
Tomato Bliss