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Soil: In Sickness and in Health

March 21, 2019 @ 8:15 am - March 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm



Zach Bush MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country – with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offers profound new insights into our modern disease epidemics, as well as human health and longevity. His business innovation and educational mission provide a foundation of cutting-edge philosophy and science for a grassroots movement that will change our business and legislative structures, and ultimately up-shift consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western medicine at large.

Fred Provenza is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. At Utah State Provenza directed an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soils and plants with herbivores and humans. Provenza is one of the founders of BEHAVE, an international network of scientists and land managers committed to integrating behavioral principles with local knowledge to enhance environmental, economic, and cultural values of rural and urban communities. He is the author of “Nouirishment” and “Foraging Behavior” and the co-author of “The Art & Science of Shepherding”

Charlotte Smith was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in the World in Food & Ag by Food Tank, and called a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, Charlotte Smith teaches farmers across America and in five English speaking countries how to build their profitable farms through relationship based digital marketing. Charlotte has earned a reputation as a champion for small farmer’s rights as President of the Northwest Farmer’s Union, is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, and #1 Rated Keynote Speaker for the National Farmers Union Convention.

Larry Kopald has been a communications and branding professional for over 25 years, working at some of the world’s top advertising agencies. He has overseen the advertising for brands ranging from McDonalds to American Express to Honda and has helped launch multibillion-dollar brands like Acura, Oracle and Huggies. Larry has also been a lifelong environmentalist serving on boards like Oceana, The National Marine Sanctuaries, 1% For the Planet and others. He has done the environmental communications for the UN and the Olympics, and his work for the Earth Communications Office was seen in over 100 countries by over a billion people. Larry has been nominated for both Emmy and Grammy awards.


March 21, 2019 @ 8:15 am
March 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm


Sacred Heart Parish Hall
102 Exchange Street
Emporia, KS 66801 United States
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