Category Archives for Discussion Leaders 2019

Jovan Sage

Jovan Sage’s days are steeped in transforming seeds into plants andplants into enriching teas, hearty medicine and delicious dishes. As theAlchemist behind Sage’s Larder, she guides people to find their ownhealing and resiliency through food, tea and plants.Sage is the resident herbalist and Chicken Whisperer at Gilliard Farms -an African American Georgia Centennially organic farm. […]

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Will Harris

Will Harris is a fourth generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. Born and raised at White Oak Pastures, Will left home to attend the University of Georgia’s School of Agriculture, where he was trained in the industrial farming methods that had taken hold after World War II. Will […]

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Bob Quinn, PhD

Robert “Bob” Quinn—the 2007 recipient of the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award—is a progressive leader in promoting organic and sustainable agriculture throughout the state of Montana, and the rest of the world. The Organic Trade Association awarded Bob the 2010 Organic Leadership Award for his contributions in the “Growing Organic Agriculture” category and […]

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Nicole Silk

Understanding how people relate to water and what water needs to remain healthy has been a central tenet of Nicole’s professional career for more than 25 years. She believes strongly in the role of local champions and river enthusiasts in creating a future where everyone has access to clean water and healthy rivers. As President of […]

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Colleen Kavanagh

Colleen has dedicated her life to improving nutrition quality in food to provide the foundational support people and communities need to exercise self-determination and achieve their goals and dreams. She spent the first twenty years of her career working to improve child nutrition programs as a legislative assistant for Congress (Cong. George Miller, D-CA) and […]

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Stephen Hohenrieder

Stephen Hohenrieder is the CEO and CIO of a single-family investment office where he oversees a portfolio that includes a range of assets, business interests and structures. He is an entrepreneurial investor who is particularly interested in companies, real assets and people that are financially focused but also strive to create social and ecological benefit. […]

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Max Neumeyer

After graduating from Colorado College in 2009, Max worked on Capitol Hill before joining Teach For America. He taught middle and high school astronomy, earth science, biology, and US history for five years in Denver and Harlem. After leaving the classroom and returning from a 2500-mile bicycle trip, Max earned a Master of Public Policy […]

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