Investment and Infrastructure for Regenerative Agriculture
Gina Asoudegan, Vice President of Mission and Innovation at Applegate, covers what investments are needed to grow regenerative agriculture and explores different ways to think about and target investments to improve the whole system.
Towards Regenerative Dairy
Tina Owens, Senior Director of Food and Agriculture Impact at Danone North America, discusses the benefits of the cost-plus model the corporation utilizes in its relationships with family farms and the ongoing commitments across their brands’ supply chains.
Agroforesty & Industrial Crops
Eric Toensmeier, Director of the Perennial Agriculture Institute, explores the innovative materials, chemicals, and energy produced by industrial crops and describes the benefits of designing and scaling agroforestry systems.
Rebecca Burgess, Founder and Director of Fibershed, explains why the cotton crop isn’t the problem, why fashion has to contend with its colonial roots, and why the conversation about regeneration needs to be production-centered.
Advancing Regeneration: Principles & Outcomes
Steve Rosenzweig, Soil Scientist, and Jay Watson, Sourcing Sustainability Engagement Manager, at General Mills, reflect on their on-the-ground work with farmers and discuss why regenerative agriculture isn’t a panacea for climate change.
Regenerative Product Development
Jesse Smith, Director of Land Stewardship, and Lauren Tucker, Director of Product Development, at White Buffalo Land Trust, discuss what it takes to bring a regenerative product to market and if it makes sense to grow and scale a large portfolio.