Category Archives for Speakers 2019

Matthew Raiford

Early in 2018, Matthew Raiford was shocked when the news came down from New York that he had been named a semi-finalist in the Best Chef in the Southeast category by the esteemed James Beard Foundation. But, those who have dined on his inimitable interpretations of Coastal Georgia cuisine or experienced his ebullient personality have […]

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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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Konda Mason

Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist and spiritual teacher. Her work sits at the intersection of the next economy, social justice and spirituality. She is a Co-Founder and founding CEO of ​​Impact Hub Oakland,​​​ a beautiful co-working space supporting socially engaged entrepreneurs and changemakers. She is the Project Director of […]

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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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Justin Duncan

Justin has a BS in Agronomy from Prairie View A&M University, an 1890 Land Grant Institution, and an MS in Plant Breeding from Texas A&M University. He’s spent years figuring out the nuts-and-bolts of successful organic farming in the humid South, concentrating mainly on sweet potatoes, strawberries, niche market ethnic crops and drought mitigation techniques. […]

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Dan Fitzgerald

Dan’s reason for being is to create a harmonious existence, for all beings and the planet, now and for future generations. 

As founder and general partner of ReGen Ventures, Dan is seeking to integrate all forms of capital to support breakthrough teams and technologies that have the potential to regenerate our planet and heal our […]

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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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