The Awakened Omnivore: Exploring the Interconnection Between Livestock & a Sustainable Future

  • Thursday, 09/14/2017: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room: Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 1

Description

The effects of livestock on the environment are well publicized. But that discussion, accurately focusing on input/output ratios and the water polluting and climate-changing byproducts of modern concentrated production, too rarely explores the positive role livestock play when managed holistically. Indeed, regenerative agriculture, by most accounts, depends on livestock for critical ecological services—including carbon sequestration.

Join us as we bring this discussion to the Expo East stage with top experts representing the production, retail and policy of animal production. Expect dives into rural economic development and the broad social and environmental impacts of diversified farming model.

 

Speakers

Alan Lewis

Government Affairs, Food & Agriculture Policy
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Speaker

Bill Giebler

Senior Editor
Nutrition Business Journal
Moderator

Jesse Laflamme

Co-owner
Pete & Gerry's Organics
Speaker

Mark Tilsen

President
Native American Natural Foods
Speaker