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Quivira Conference set for Nov. 15-17, 2017

Date:  August 28, 2017

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Our friends at the Quivira Coalition announce the 2017 Quivira Conference: Ranching and Farming at the Radical Center, November 15-17, 2017, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, NM. The conference is internationally renowned for bringing together thought leaders, agrarian innovators, and land stewards from across the Southwest and around the world for three days of provocative plenary presentations, networking and special events focused on the intersection of agriculture and conservation.

Quivira, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit, turns 20 in 2017. In two decades of collaboration, the organization has grown a web of knowledge and a network of human relationships focused on soil, water, and neighbors. Quivira’s original tagline was “working to achieve harmony between humans and nature.” The tagline has changed, their methods have evolved, but the essence of what the Quivira community strives to achieve has not. They continue to cultivate innovation, education, collaboration, and hope, as the nexus from which soil is restored and relationships grow.

This year’s speakers will explore the myriad work and social relationships that make for healthy people and a resilient planet, with particular attention to the role that ranchers and farmers play in cultivating them.
Speakers, panelists, and roundtable leaders include:

• Wendell Gilgert of Point Blue Conservation,
• Michael Phillips of the Holistic Orchard Network
• Sandra Postel of the Global Water Policy Project
• Calla Rose Ostrander of the California Carbon Project
• Allen Williams of the Grassfed Xchange
• Adam Danforth James Beard Award winning author of three books on humane butchering
• Daniel Klein of the Perennial Plate

Special events include:

• Tuesday, November 14 - An HMI Open Gate Workshop at Speakeasy Gardens in Albuquerque, New Mexico
• Wednesday, November 15 - A farm to fork dinner at Los Poblanos Inn with Chef Jonathan Perno and Butcher Adam Danforth.
• Thursday, November 16 - Career Connection, an agricultural career fair at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, New Mexico
• Saturday, November 18 - An all-day holistic orcharding workshop with Michael Phillips at Tooley’s Trees in Truchas, New Mexico

All ranchers, farmers, conservationists, public agency personnel, other land stewards, businesspeople, teachers and students, and interested members of the general public are invited to attend. Scholarships are available for students and beginner agrarians attending for the first time.

For more info contact: Lynne Whitbeck by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) OR call 216-287-5563.

You can view videos of past conference speakers here:

You can listen to interviews with past and future conference speakers on our podcast, Down to Earth.

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