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William Burnidge, Nature Conservancy, holistic management, grazing for change

Grazing for Change Conference Speaker: William Burnidge, Ecologist, Eastern Colorado Program Director for the Colorado Nature Conservancy

William Burnidge is the Grasslands Program Director for the The Nature Conservancy.  William leads the work of the Conservancy’s Colorado Chapter to develop and disseminate comprehensive land management planning tools designed to assist livestock managers to improve outcomes across the triple bottom line of “people, profit, and planet.” In addition, he works with farmers in

James Komar, soil scientist, grazing for change, holistic management

Grazing for Change Conference Speaker: James Komar, Area Resource Soil Scientist, NRCS, Redding, Calif.

James Komar holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Resources Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in Forest Soils, with an emphasis on water quality, from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Texas A&M University.   Jim brings a diverse set of experiences in the natural resources field from across the U.S.,

Grazing for Change Speaker: Bill Burrows, Grazing consultant and accredited Holistic Management instructor

A 5th generation California Rancher, Bill Burrows’ family immigrated to Northern California in 1848 and the family has been active in agriculture and natural resources since that time. Trained at UC Davis, he devoted 35 years to developing the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program at Shasta College, while operating the 3500 acre family ranch west

Rob Rutherford, holistic management, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Grazing for Change Speaker: Robert Rutherford, Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and accredited Holistic Management instructor

Robert Rutherford is a Holistic Management Certified Educator and a graduate of UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science and Standard Secondary Teaching Credential for Ag Education and a Master of Science in Agriculture at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Rob retired after serving for 39 years as a Professor of Animal Science at Cal

Christine Jones, carbon project , holistic management, grazing for change

Grazing for Change Speaker: Dr. Christine Jones, Australian Grasslands Ecologist and Soil Scientist; Co-Founder of the Amazing Carbon Project

Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally renowned and highly respected groundcover and soils ecologist with a PhD in Soil Biochemistry. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create

Jason Rowntree, grazing for change speaker, holistic management,

Grazing for Change Speaker: Dr. Jason Rowntree Michigan State University Department of Animal Science

Dr. Jason Rowntree, MSU Extension Service in Range Science and Cattle Management: Jason specializes in the development of low-cost, low-input beef production systems. As Faculty Coordinator of Lake City Experiment Station, his research and extension focuses on forage utilization of grazing beef cattle, extending the grazing season and forage-finished beef. Another facet of his work

Tre Cates, Savory Institute, holistic management, grazing for change speaker

Grazing for Change Speaker: Tre Cates, Savory Institute COO/CFO

  Tre Cates COO/CFO Savory Institute: Tre’ is a proven leader, innovator and social entrepreneur.  Motivating and understanding people have proven to be indispensible while defining, developing, and communicating an organization’s vision for the future.  His ability to create and lead high performing organizations is foundational to his success. After graduating from Ouachita Baptist University

Tony Malmberg, holistic management, grazing for change, Grasslands LLC

Grazing for Change Speaker: Tony Malmberg, rancher and consultant with Grasslands, LLC

  Tony Malmberg, Grasslands, LLC: As founder and president of Ranchers Management Company, Tony managed ranch properties and consulted for individual ranches in the western United States for nearly twenty years. Tony owned and operated Twin Creek Ranch, south of Lander, Wyoming, for 31 years. The ranch served as a laboratory for master’s thesis and