ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International and the American Grassfed Association are collaborating to gather ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, scientists, medical professionals, nutritionists, students, teachers and others at the four-day Regenerate Conference to explore ideas of “Health from the Soil Up.” The 2019 conference will beheld Nov. 19-22, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The health of people, animals, plants and the whole planet are fundamentally connected. At its root, the source of health is in the land; it provides food, medicine, (bio)diversity, tradition and home. Modern agriculture and modern medicine often operate in reaction to symptoms rather than root causes, and they tend to address parts rather than wholes. Regenerative agriculture embodies a shift away from these extractive practices, and towards holism, prevention and proactivity.

The systemic connections between food, medicine, soil and climate impact the health of people and planet. The enormity of these systems and their relationships can inspire and be daunting — but ultimately we all play a role and have responsibility in how they function and contribute to health. How do we reconnect and learn from existing knowledge, practices and experience about the intrinsic connections between health and nature? What can food production and land stewardship teach us about health and its cycles? How do we engage with the land in ways that heal and nourish soil, our bodies, wildlife, communities, economies and the climate? How do we adapt agriculture for healthy, regenerative food and medicine systems into the future?

Regenerate 2019 will explore these questions, thought processes and solutions through long-form plenary talks, community roundtable discussions and practical workshops. The conference this year will be held again at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. 

Registration is now open and may be completed at https://quiviracoalition.org/regenerate. Full conference registration rates range from $150 to $325. Scholarships are available through the HERD Fellows program. For more information, email conference@quiviracoalition.org.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available and offer benefits. Exhibitor registration for Regenerate 2019 is $350.00 and includes a table with a black tablecloth; recognition in the conference website, program and slideshow; one conference registration and one discounted registration for an additional table operator; and a post-conference social media thank-you. For more information, contact Arielle Quintana at conference@quiviracoalition.org or Alaina Muniz at Alaina@americangrassfed.org.

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