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Barriers For U.S. Farmers and Ranchers To Adopt Regenerative Ag Practices: Key Levers & Opportunities
January 13, 2021 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
A deep dive into key barriers for farmers and ranchers to transition towards regenerative practices and highlighting funding levers that can have the most impact.
Presented by: Patagonia
As part of investing Patagonia’s 2019 $10 million tax break dollars, we have worked for the past year to develop a landscape analysis of the key barriers for farmers and ranchers face in transitioning towards regenerative practices nationally. Using an interview-driven research process (with over 300 interviews), we identified key levers that might alleviate these barriers and, subsequently, where current and future funding from philanthropic funders can have the most impact within this context. The goals of this session will be to share the analysis to drive increased collaboration and systems thinking amongst funders and key stakeholders.
Jennifer O’Connor, founder, chief strategist, Guidelight Strategies, CA
Sarah Ebe, environmental grants program officer, Patagonia, CA
Torri Estrada, executive director, Carbon Cycle Institute, CA
David Lezaks, senior fellow, Croatan Institute, MI
Jonathan Lundgren, director, chief scientist, Ecdysis Foundation, SD
Ian McSweeney, director, Agrarian Trust, NH
Amy Saltzman, program officer, environment, Walton Family Foundation, CO
Dennis Derryck, Black Farmer Fund, NY
Onika Abraham Lee, Black Farmer Fund, NY