RFSI FORUM :: 2021 Agenda – Day Two

Day Two
Wednesday, September 29
8:30 a.m. PT
8:40 a.m. PT
The State of Consumer Demand for Regenerative Products
Kayalin Akens-Irby, Planet FWD
9:00 a.m. PT
Panel: The Role of Certifications
Moderated by: Theresa Lieb
Blake Alexandre, Alexandre Family Farms; Paul Dolan, Regenerative Organic Alliance; Chris Kerston, Land to Market
9:40 a.m. PT
Regenerative Ag: A Critical Lever to Drive Human Health Outcomes
Moderated by: Eric Smith, Grantham Environmental Trust
Tucker Garrison, Imlak'esh Organics; Hanaa Hamdi, New Jersey Community Capital; Dan Kittredge, Bionutrient Food Association; Doniga Markegard, Markegard Family Grass-Fed
COFFEE BREAK | 10:25 am PT
11:05 a.m. PT
Panel: Investing in Technologies that Enable a Regenerative System
Moderated by: Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms
Mark Lewis, Trailhead Capital; Sarah Nolet, Tenacious Ventures; Renee Vassilos, The Nature Conservancy
11:45 a.m. PT
Panel: Activating Capital In Regenerative Technology
Moderated by: Mark Lewis, Trailhead Capital
Nova Sayers, HowGood; Chinmay Soman, Earthsense; Frank Wooten, Vence
12:25 p.m. PT
Filling the Funding Gap: Matching Mission-Aligned Capital
Moderated by: Adrian Rodrigues, Provenance Capital Group
Panelists: Meghan Rowe, WhiteLeaf; David Rizzo, Land to Market; Cliff Pollard, Cream Co Meats; Helmut Drews, Encina Farms
LUNCH | 1:10 pm PT
2:10 p.m. PT
Panel: Tools for Soil Health
Moderated by Libby Spalding, Fall-line Capital
Clint Brauer, Greenfield Robotics; Ron Zink, Trace Genomic; Gabriel Wilmoth, Ascribe Bio
2:55 p.m. PT
Policy Opportunities For Regeneration
Urvashi Rangan, FORA Initiative
3:25 p.m. PT
Panel: Bringing Institutional Capital to Regenerative
Moderated by: Tripp Wall, Trailhead Capital
Max Darnell, Biome Capital Partners; Donna Holmes, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT; Eric Smith, Grantham Environmental Trust
4:15 p.m. PT
Closing remarks