Regenerative Agriculture: The Catalyst for Restoring Soil Health,

Combating Climate Change, And Creating Economic Resilience.

OCTOBER 26th, 2021
EVENT INFORMATION

Regenerative Agriculture: The Catalyst for Restoring Soil Health,

Combating Climate Change, And Creating Economic Resilience.

Climate change interventions, environmental legislation, and impactful environmental restoration practices typically begin with good intentions but end with divisive stalemates. The common thread that can drive economic resilience in the farming sector, combat climate change, and unify environmental initiatives, starts with regenerative agriculture.

 

Regenerative agriculture offers staggering benefits. This briefing will apply scientific strategies, tools, tactics, and procedures to environmental issues such as the Role of Regenerative Agriculture in:

  • Increasing farmer’s economic returns

  • Combating Climate Change and Achieving Food Security

  • Restoring and Preserving Soil Health 

  • Enhanced Environmental and Economic Resilience 

  • And more!

 

Event Date & Location : October 26, 2021, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Schedule At-A-Glance

 2:00 p.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks from Adrienne Godschalx, Ph.D.

Keynote #1 Tim LaSalle, Ph.D. New Data: How Regenerative Agriculture could draw down 100% of yearly carbon emissions and begin to Reverse the Impact of Climate Change  

  • Regenerative Agriculture combined with reducing carbon emissions can achieve Pre-industrial atmospheric levels of carbon

  • Other National and Global Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture

Panel #1: Economic Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture (Tim LaSalle, Ph.D. and Elaine Ingham, Ph.D.)

  • Strategies that help Farmer’s profit starting year 1

  • How Natural Resources are enhanced over time, not depleted

  • Input costs diminish as the farm ecosystem matures, improving farm business margins  

  • The staggering returns yielded by National investment

Keynote #2 Elaine Ingham, Ph.D. Two views of the Farm: Geochemical vs Biological

 

  • Farm ecosystems heal and evolve using nature’s built-in intelligence

  • Regenerative Agriculture delivers higher yields with reduced inputs

  • The nutrient density of food is increased and the health and food security of global citizens enhanced

  • Restoring Soil Health can replace costly Chemicals

  • Decades of successes confirm that harnessing the soil food web is scalable and can transform the global agricultural sector

Panel #2: Soil Microbes, the “Unsung Heroes” (Jeffrey Smith and Elaine Ingham, Ph.D.)

  • How soil microbes do the heavy lifting in Regenerative Agriculture

  • The urgent imperative to protect the microbiome from long term damage

Tim LaSalle, Ph.D. What are the barriers to implementing Regenerative Agricuture and what can each of us do to help speed along Regenerative Agricultural practices today ?

Keynote #3 A representative from the Romanian Embassy will present the strides made by the European Union on the topic of climate change, food insecurity, and pro-environment regulations. 

Closing Remarks and a Call to Action (Jeffrey Smith)

 

 4:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception

*** Event Attendee : Visit the National Press Club site HERE for Covid-19 Safety Protocols. Visitors will be asked to provide proof of vaccination, masks are required.

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Tim LaSalle, Ph.D

Tim LaSalle has served as the first CEO of Rodale Institute, and Executive Director of the Allan Savory Center for Holistic Management.He is Professor Emeritus of California Polytechnic State University.

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Elaine Ingham, Ph.D

Dr. Ingham has advanced our knowledge about the soil food web for over 4 decades. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost soil biologist, she’s passionate about empowering ordinary people to bring the soils in their community back to life.

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Romanian Embassy 

A representative from the Romanian Embassy will present the strides made by the European Union on the topic of climate change, food insecurity, and pro-environment regulations. More to be announced