Darren J. Doherty
Darren J. Doherty has had extensive experience across the planet in project design, development & management, with a focus on retrofitting broad-acre agricultural systems, and has been widely acclaimed as a pioneer in this important & often overlooked field. With an alumni nearing 15,000 people, Darren has attended conventions and conferences across close to 50 countries & originated the Keyline Farming Course, Carbon Farming Course, Carbon Economy Course, RegenAG, IntegriPasture© & Regrarians®. He is a qualified Whole Farm Planner (University of Melbourne) & Approved Keyline Designer & is based in Eppalock, central Victoria, south eastern Australia & with his wife Lisa Heenan & their 3 children, Isaebella, Pearl & Zane, is a volunteer and Director of Regrarians Ltd., a non-profit Public Company Limited by Guarantee.
Kirk Gadzia is the foremost Holistic Management (HM) Certified Educator in the world. With over 25 years experience in the field across 6 continents, Kirk has worked closely with HM founder Allan Savory & is an associate of the Savory Institute. Kirk has formal qualifications in Rangeland Management & has co-authored several books, the most notable being ‘Bullseye! Targeting you Rangeland Health Objectives‘, which land managers around the world use as a primary resource. Kirk is a thorough & engaging trainer who together with his wife Tamara Gadzia, Publications Director of the Quivira Coalition & an experienced landscape restorationalist, makes HM easy.
Eugenio Gras is a dynamic 30 year veteran of regenerative agriculture with vast experience across the world, particularly in South America, Australia & Europe. His organisation MasHumus has an alumni of thousands of people, with their primary focus being to bringing cost-effective and simple regenerative agricultural technologies into the hands of every producer. A master communicator who speaks 5 languages, Eugenio engages all manner of audiences wherever he goes with his broad skill and wide experience. Eugenio is the author of ‘Cosecha de Agua y Tierra‘ (‘Working with Water and Land’) which has sold thousands of copies around the world. A native of Guadalajara in central Mexico, Eugenio is an experienced builder, dairy farmer and cheese maker, consultant and trainer.
Joel Salatin works alongside his wife Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel, daughter-in-law Sheri, Apprentices, Interns, Rental Farmers, Staff & Animals to manage Polyface Farms in the Swoope region of Virginia, USA. Joel wows packed audiences of all walks of life wherever he goes with his version of what he calls ‘Agritainment’.
Joel has been labelled ‘The World’s Most Innovative Farmer’ by Time Magazine, & is the author of 9 books, countless articles, & has led seminars & courses leaving tens of thousands changed in the way they spend, eat, farm & live.
Joel’s most recent title is ‘Fields of Farmers‘ will be a best seller & further expands this Heinz Award winner’s profile & message across the world.
A man who truly walks his talk is a must-see wherever he goes with his capacity to communicate the means by which consumers can engage with farmers & how farmers can take control of not just production but also succession, processing, distribution & marketing.
(Read the Fairfax Media ‘Good Weekend’ Article ‘Greener Pastures‘ featured in ‘The Age’ & ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ by Regrarians Alumni, Farmer & Journalist, Mark Whittaker)
Daniel Salatin is the son of Joel & Teresa Salatin, and is the Manager of Polyface Farms Inc. As the third generation on Polyface farm in Swoope, Virginia, he has grown up in the family business.
Polyface services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, & 50 restaurants through on-farm sales & metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey & forestry products through relationship marketing.
A self-confessed ‘home school drop-out’, Daniel was always going to be a great regenerative farmer having gone from carrying freshly processed chickens while in nappies, to running & over-seeing the day-to-day workings of Polyface. As a seven-year old he started a pastured rabbit enterprise, which has had its ups & downs but continues today. Starting the rabbit business gave him first hand experience with marketing, processing, research & development, & the costs of a new business.
Today Daniel is fully employed by the farm & spends his days orchestrating animal movement, scheduling daily tasks & apprentice training. At thirty-one, Daniel is married to wife Sheri Salatin & has two sons Travis & Andrew & one daughter Lauryn.
Sheri Salatin is the marketing director at Polyface Farms Inc and stay-at-home mum of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and enjoys working the land along side her husband, Daniel.
Originally from a farm in Texas, Sheri was influential in getting the buying clubs up & running, starting at 30 families and in just a few years now oversees 25 drop locations throughout Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC with over 5,000 families. The buying clubs are nurtured under her direct oversight and she is the go-to person for all questions about marketing to metropolitan areas.
Through real life experiences, Sheri has honed her skills and shares some of the best ways to approach and sell to some of the top chefs in the world.
Polyface services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products through relationship marketing.
Today Sheri spends her days juggling marketing, website maintenance, blogging, motherhood, and farming. At thirty-three, Sheri is married to husband Daniel and has two sons Travis and Andrew and one daughter Lauryn.
Brock Dolman is the Director of OAEC’s WATER Institute based in Occidental, Sonoma County, California (USA). He is also the director of OAEC’s Permaculture Program, he co-directs the Wildlands Biodiversity Program & he co-manages the Center’s biodiversity collection, orchards & 70 acres of wildlands. Living up to his specialized generalist nature, & rekindling the dwindling art of the peripatetic natural historian, his experience ranges from the study of wildlife biology, native California botany & watershed ecology, to the practice of habitat restoration, education about regenerative human settlement design, ethno-ecology, & ecological literacy activism towards societal transformation. A regular at every Bioneers since inception, Brock is an an amazingly knowledgable, practical, experienced, energetic & lyrical speaker & educator, who dares to inspire everybody to understand & act to support the vital ecosystem processes. Brock is involved with Regrarians Ltd leading the 3. Water element of the Regrarians Platform.
Disclosure: Regrarians Ltd. is no longer Mr. Joel Salatin’s International Agent & does not derive a financial incentive for itself via the promotion of Joel Salatin.