As climate change and nature-loss continue to impact food systems across the globe, the need for regenerative approaches to agriculture and food production is more important than ever. Join Walmart in conversation with key supply chain collaborators on why regenerative agriculture matters and how to build programs that are inclusive, intentional and localized. Expect to walk away with tangible learnings on how to collaborate across supply chains to ensure better outcomes for people, businesses, and the planet. Bonus: a special demonstration of soil health in action!
About The Speakers
Jane Ewing - SVP of Sustainability, Walmart
Dr. Wayne Honeycutt - President & CEO, Soil Health Institute
Dr. Wayne Honeycutt is President and CEO of the Soil Health Institute, where he leads the Institute’s programs to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils. He previously served for 5 years as Deputy Chief for Science and Technology with USDA-NRCS in Washington, DC;and for 10 years as a Research Leader and 14 years as a Research Soil Scientist with USDA-ARS. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and 9 book chapters, received regional and national awards for technology transfer, and served on assignments to the USDA-ARS National Program Staff and the United States Senate.
Daniel Ufnar - NY State Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS
Dan Ufnar currently serves as the State Soil Scientist of New York for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). He received his B.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1999 double majoring in Soil Science and Environmental Science, and a M.S. degree in Soil Science from Washington State University in 2004. While in graduate school he worked for the Wenatchee and Okanogan National Forests as a student career intern. His thesis project focused on the development of a digital landtype association map, which was then used as a pre-mapping tool for the development of a digital soil map of a watershed on the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest in the Cascades of Western Washington. He’s been a professional soil scientist in the private and public sectors for over twenty years working in the states of Arkansas, Washington, Michigan, and now New York. Dan has worked for the past 13 years with USDA-NRCS in various capacities as a soil scientist, from career intern to Soil Survey Project Leader, Area Resource Soil Scientist, and State Soil Scientist.
Jim Andrew - Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo
Jordan Carlson - Carlson Farms