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Welcome to the 2018 Young Farmers Conference! Please be sure to register for each session you plan to attend, as capacity is limited. Also make sure to edit your schedule if you decide you no longer want to attend a session so that others have a chance to add it to their schedule.
Thursday, December 6 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Pour Your Soul into Soil LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

An in-depth look at the power of healthy soil to transform our food system from the ground up, this panel will explore actions and ideas to promote soil health as an economic and cultural value. Topics will include:
- How to build soil health into the supply chain (including co-ops, CSAs, restaurants, purchasing guides, food companies)
- Emerging markets and policies that generate value for soil carbon (OVR program, carbon markets, state-level policies)
- Farmer/scientist partnerships and the nitty gritty of soil monitoring
- Action steps you can take as an eater, producer, entrepreneur, voter--or some combination of the above!

Speakers
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Meriwether Hardie

Chief of Staff, Bio-Logical Capital
Meriwether's career has focused on climate-smart agriculture, natural resource protection, sustainable community development, wilderness exploration, and the facilitation of innovative landscape approaches to foster carbon sequestration. Meriwether's passion for food has taken her... Read More →
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Shane Hardy

Grounds and Compost Manager, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Shane Hardy is farm technician and compost manager at Stone Barns Center. He grew up across the river in Nyack, N.Y., and has worked on farms in New York's Finger Lakes region, Orange County and Rockland County. He is thrilled to be working here at home in the southern Hudson Valley... Read More →
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Karen Leibowitz

Co-Founder, The Perennial
Regenerative Agriculture, Cimate Change, Social Justice, Women's Issues
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Aria McLauchlan

Co-founder, Land Core USA
Aria McLauchlan is the co-founder of Land Core USA, an organization advocating for soil health policies and programs that create value for farmers/ranchers and businesses. Land Core's first initiative, developing an "outcomes-verified" soil health program for the USDA-NRCS, is currently... Read More →


Thursday December 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
West Haybarn

Attendees (51)