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Rose Marcario


Rose Marcario is President and CEO of Patagonia, she joined in 2008 as COO and CFO.  Since her taking the helm, the company has quadrupled sales and profits.  Rose created the company’s first in-house venture fund, oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, an organic regenerative food company, and has championed the benefit corporation

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Aug 29, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Eric Thalken


Eric Thalken lives in the practical center of human energy and skill, machines, money and biological diversity, with the mission to produce food with the highest ecological benefit (not least impact). Eric manages a system of cattle and crops intertwined on 2,250 acres of Southeast Nebraska.  A herd of 150 head of cows is maintained

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Aug 14, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Amy Hall


Amy serves in the new role of Vice President, Social Consciousness for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER.  In this capacity, she guides the company toward greater alignment with its Benefit / B Corporation status and Quadruple Bottom Line framework.   Amy collaborates internally and externally to position the company at the leading edge of human, environmental

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Aug 13, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Kenneth Lee


Kenneth Lee is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Lotus Foods, one of the most innovative, organic and fair trade specialty rice brands in the country. Its products have received many awards from the Specialty Food Association and Natural Products trade groups. Ken has over 20 years of experience importing rice from smallholder farmers in developing countries who

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Jul 15, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Megan Weidner


Megan Weidner joined Bunge North America in 2015 as the vice president, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Megan is active in the industry with organizations such as Field to Market and MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) and is on the Board of Directors for Agriculture Future of America. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from

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Jun 30, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Jeff Moyer


Jeff Moyer; Executive Director, Rodale Institute: Jeff Moyer is a world-renowned authority in regenerative organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is perhaps most well-known for conceptualizing and popularizing the No Till Roller Crimper for

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Jun 10, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Paul Rice


Paul Rice is Founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA, the internationally-acclaimed social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America. He launched the award-winning nonprofit organization in 1998 after spending 11 years organizing farmers in the highlands of Nicaragua. There, he founded and led the country’s first Fair Trade coffee export

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Jun 10, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

André Walker


André Walker has a simple passion… improving people’s quality of life. This has manifested itself in his work with non-profits, children and for the last decade, sustainability at prAna. He was instrumental in the brands adoption of Fair Trade and currently sits on prAna’s Sustainability Charter Team. As a cannabis activist, he is passionate about

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Jun 05, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Sara Eckhouse


Sara Eckhouse is Executive Director of FoodShot Global, an innovative, collaborative platform of investors, industry leaders, innovators, and advocates who are working together to create scalable, impactful, and inspired solutions – MoonShots for Better Food.  With aligned debt, equity, and prize capital, FoodShot Global empowers bold ideas and innovative companies to accelerate the transformation to

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May 28, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Philip Taylor


Philip Taylor, Ph.D. is executive director of Mad Agriculture, which he co-founded with his life partner, Nicole Brinks, to create a culture that loves and restores our relationship to the land, sea and one another. Our work spans the story, community and practice of creating a beautiful food system. Among our programs, we help develop

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Apr 19, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments