Speakers

Elizabeth Kaiser

Elizabeth Kaiser

At Singing Frogs Farm, Boulder native, Elizabeth, and her husband, Paul, developed a highly intensive, no-till, ecological management system for their small but mighty vegetable farm and CSA which has brought tremendous benefit to their soil, ecology, water, and livelihood. They grow over 100 different crops year-round on three acres, a third of which goes to their 130 member CSA and two-thirds to various farmers' markets, restaurants and a local food hub. They have increased their soil organic matter by over 300%, while drastically reducing their water use and generating over $100,000 per acre in sales.

Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn was raised on a 2,400 acre family operated wheat and cattle ranch south east of Big Sandy, Montana. After finishing a PhD in plant biochemistry and returning to his family’s farm in Montana, Bob started experimenting with organic wheat. In 1986, through his business Montana Flour & Grains, he introduced an ancient grain similar to durum wheat. This grain was grown only organically and marketed under his own brand name, Kamut, and now over 4500 different Kamut brand products are being marketed throughout the world providing a new crop for over 250 organic farmers in Montana, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Bob has been active in promoting organic and sustainable agriculture, locally produced food and fuel as well as promoting the idea that food should be our medicine and medicine should be our food. He has written a book “Grain by Grain” with his co-author, Liz Carlisle, which summarizes his philosophy of the tie between agriculture, food and health.

Joe Lanier

Joe Lanier

Joe grew up in the Southwest corner of Colorado in the small town of Pleasant View. He graduated high school in the Cortez class of '97. From 1997-1998 Joe served as a Colorado State FFA officer.

He went on to serve a 2 year church mission in Missouri, then graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2004 with an Animal Science and Ag Business degree.

In 2002 Joe married Jenn and they now have 6 amazing children ages 8-18. They moved back to Pleasant View in 2004 and bought a place of their own near the original family farm, homesteaded in 1917 by Joe’s great grandfather.

Joe started down the regenerative path after he attended a grazing workshop and realized the importance of soil health and how the whole system works together. He and his Dad started learning and trying as much as they could. It has been a steep learning curve but they have seen the benefits and look forward to many more. They currently still raise some Alfalfa to sell as well as cover crops to graze. They also have land that is used for pasture and wildlife.

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Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

Parking lot is accessed from Arapahoe Ave/Hwy 7 and Cherryvale Rd.

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The Soil Revolution Conference is brought to you by:

Boulder County Parks & Open Space
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
Colorado State University Extension Services
Longmont & Boulder Valley Conservation Districts
Natural Resources Conservation Service