This free four-day virtual event will take place on March 15-18, 2021. Presented by the Soil Food Web School, this summit will convene some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts in Regenerative Agriculture. If you’re a farmer or someone with a passion for the planet, then this event is for you! Diverse subjects include holistic grazing, agroforestry, soil biology, market gardening, mycology, carbon sequestration, human health, ecology and so much more. More than 35,000 people are scheduled to attend.
Why Attend Soil Regen Summit?
Increase yields and decrease costs for farmers. Whatever type of farming you practice and no matter where in the world you are located, there will be information here that could transform your operation. Regenerative ag is a viable alternative to conventional ag.
Learn how regenerative Ag heals the planet. There are less than 60 years of topsoil left on the planet, and insect populations are declining by 25% each decade, according to the UN. There’s no time to lose! Good news: regenerative ag really works!
Support a worthy cause in Africa. All donations from this event will go directly to Tiyeni.org, a non-profit that has educated & helped 17,000+ African farmers to increase yields by over 100% while increasing profits substantially. With a handful of volunteers, a very limited budget, and a great deal of passion, Tiyeni (Tiyeni.org) has helped over 17,000 farmers to dramatically increase their crop yields (by ~140% on average) and their profits (by as much as 900%). In 2020 the Soil Food Web School donated $60,000 of training to Tiyeni’s team of trainers in Malawi, Africa, and many of the speakers at the summit have generously donated their speaker fees to Tiyeni, raising more than $15,000.
- Hosted Dr. Elaine Ingham, Founder of the Soil Food Web School. Elaine is an American microbiologist and soil biology pioneer. She is the founder of the Soil Food Web School and an author of the USDA’s Soil Biology Primer.
- Gabe Brown, Soil Health Pioneer and Renowned Rancher. Gabe is a pioneer of the soil-health movement and has been named one of the twenty-five most influential agricultural leaders in the United States. The Browns’ 5,000-acre farm and ranch integrates their grazing and no-till cropping systems, which include cash crops and multi-species cover crops along with all-natural, grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork, and laying hens.
- Dr. Vandana Shiva, Environmental Activist and Scholar. Vandana is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author. Shiva has worked to promote biodiversity in agriculture to increase productivity, nutrition, farmers’ incomes and it is for this work she was recognised as an ‘Environmental Hero’ by Time magazine in 2003.
- John D. Liu, Ecologist, Researcher and Filmmaker. John has concentrated on ecological film making since the mid-1990s, and has written, produced and directed films on Grasslands, Deserts, Wetlands, Oceans, Rivers, Urban Development, Atmosphere, Forests, Endangered Animals, and Poverty Reduction. His work has taken him to over 70 countries.
- Byron SheltonSenior Program Director, Savory Institute. Byron is the Senior Program Director for the Savory Institute. His role involves providing training in Holistic Management for the worldwide network of Savory Institute Hubs and Accredited Professionals. He also provides farm and ranch management consulting for Savory Institute. Byron is a Savory Institute Master Field Professional.
- Ernst Gotsch, Researcher and Farmer. Ernst is a Swiss farmer and researcher working mostly in Brazil. He has originated a system of climate and biodiversity friendly sustainable farming techniques known as syntropic agriculture or dynamic agroforestry.
- Jean-Martin Fortier, Author, Market Gardener and Educator. Jean-Martin is a farmer, educator, entrepreneur, and best-selling author specializing in organic and bio-intensive vegetable production.
- David Johnson, Molecular Biologist and Research Scientist. David is a molecular biologist conducting research as Research Scientist at the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM and an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems at California State University, Chico, CA.
- Didi Pershouse, Author, Educator and Soil Sponge Strategist, Didi is an author, educator, and soil sponge strategist committed to building healthy communities both above and below ground. She connects the dots between soil health and public health, and the role of beneficial microorganisms in maintaining a healthy climate both inside and outside the body.
- Peter McCoy, Author and Renowned Mycologist. Peter is an author, researcher, and interdisciplinary educator advancing a variety of applied mycology fields. With nearly 20 years of experience working with fungi, Peter is widely regarded as a pioneer in areas of environmental regeneration utilizing fungi.
- Dr. Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forest Ecology. Suzanne is a professor of forest ecology and teaches at the University of British Columbia. Her main focus is on the below-ground fungal networks that connect trees and facilitate underground inter-tree communication and interaction.
- Dan Kittredge, Farmer, Educator and Bionutrient Expert. Dan has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years, and is the founder and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association, an 8-year old non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “increase quality in the food supply”.
- Steve Gabriel, Ecologist, Educator and Forest Farmer, Steve is an ecologist, forest farmer, and educator living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State in the US. Throughout his career, Steve has taught thousands of farmers and land managers about the ways farming and forestry can be combined to both benefit the ecology and the bottom line of the farm.
- Walter Jehne Microbiologist and Soil Sponge Strategist. Walter is a former CSIRO Climate Scientist and Microbiologist, he is also the founder of Healthy Soils Australia.
- Martin Crawford, Food Forest Designer and Educator Martin is the founder and Director of the Agroforestry Research Trust. Founded in 1992, to research and educate in mainly temperate agroforesty systems.
- Zach Weiss, Watershed Restoration Expert. Protégé of revolutionary Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer. Blending a unique combination of systems thinking, empathy, and awareness, Zach created Elemental Ecosystems to provide an action-oriented process to improve clients’ relationship with their landscape.
- Colin Andrews, Chair of Tiyeni and Conservation Agriculture Specialist. Colin trained in Land Agency and a former Chartered Surveyor, became a trustee of The Tiyeni Fund in 2013 and Chair in 2018. He works closely with an all Malawi team of field trainers and agricultural experts in Malawi. He works closelty with a technical team of soil scientists, who advise the organisation.
- Mark Shipperlee, Biochar Expert and Permaculture Educator. Mark runs Green Man Enterprises – countryside and woodland management, food growing, recycling, permaculture, biochar, orcharding projects.
- Graham Bell, Permaculture Designer, Educator and Author. Graham is an internationally respected teacher, author and lecturer in Permaculture and other allied disciplines over the last thirty years. He was the first person in Britain to be awarded the Diploma in Permaculture by Bill Mollison personally in 1990.
Starting March 15, you’ll be able to watch each session on-demand and attend live panel discussions each day. Click here to get your free pass!