February 7 - 8, 2024
Kelsey is a family-focused individual, soil & plant nerd, and a youth advocate. She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Rangeland Management from South Dakota State University and a Master’s of Agriculture Degree in Integrated Resource Management from Colorado State University. Kelsey is a recent graduate of the first CREATE Coaching Cohort, an intensive regenerative agriculture coaching course offered by Integrity Soils; and is excited to see how her work with producers can continue to enhance their connection to consumers in an effort to re-localize more resilient food systems.
Anne Biklé is a science writer and public speaker drawing on her background in biology and environmental planning to explore humanity’s tangled relationship with nature through the lens of agriculture, soil, and food. She is particularly enthralled with the botanical world and its influence on humanity throughout history. With the help of mulches and microbes she has coaxed many a plant into rambunctious growth or nursed them back from the edge of death. Her work has appeared in digital and print magazines, newspapers, and radio and her gardening practices have been featured in independent and documentary films.
Her latest book, What Your Food Ate: How to Heal the Land and Reclaim our Health (W.W. Norton, 2022) explores connections between soil health and the health of crops, animals, and people. The book is another collaboration with her husband, geologist David Montgomery and builds on The Hidden Half of Nature, the middle volume of their Dirt Trilogy.
Social Media & Contact for Anne
web: www.Dig2Grow.com || twitter: @Dig2Grow || email: Dig2Grow@gmail.com
Dr. Jon Lundgren
Dr. Lundgren is an agroecologist, Director of the ECDYSIS Foundation, and CEO for Blue Dasher Farm. Lundgren’s research and education programs are helping applied science evolve in ways that foster the evolution of a regenerative food system. One of his priorities is to re-envision how science is conducted to help fuel a revolution in regenerative agriculture. He regularly interacts with the public and farmers around the world regarding ecologically intensive farming and how diversity fuels the resilience and productivity of an agroecosystem and rural communities.