Keynote
Kate Greenberg: Western Director, National Young Farmers Coalition

Filmmaker: Haley Thompson, “How We Grow”

Panel Discussion Moderators
Kate Greenberg: Western Director, National Young Farmers Coalition
Al Josephy: Evergreen College/Washington Department of Ecology
Nellie McAdams: Farm Preservation Director, Rogue Farm Corps

Panelists
Kathleen Ackley:
Executive Director, Wallowa Land Trust
Brett Brownscombe: National Policy Consensus Center
Diane Daggett: Wallowa Resources Board of Directors
Peter Goldmark: Retired Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands
Caleb Howard: Rancher, Howard Resource Management
Mike Hayward:  Retired Wallowa County Commissioner/General Manager Wallowa Co. Grain Growers
Todd Nash: Wallowa County Commissioner
Nella Parks: Nella Mae’s Farm
Mary Hawkins: Hawkins Sisters Ranch
John Williams: OSU Extension Agent, Wallowa Co.

Break-Out Session Leaders
Kathleen Ackley:
Executive Director, Wallowa Land Trust
Kristy Athens: Author “Get Your Pitchfork On”
Al Josephy: Evergreen College/Washington Department of Ecology
Sara Miller: Bunchgrass Enterprises, Magpie Ranch

 

Kate Greenberg is the Western Program Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition. Kate organizes young farmers and ranchers across the West, advocates for supportive policy, and promotes land and water stewardship. In 2016, Kate was honored by Western Resource Advocates with the Emerging Leader in Conservation Award. She is a producer of the film Conservation Generation, which is on tour with Mountainfilm and will be part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. In addition to her work, Kate loves to wander through remote, wild places, salsa dance, and ride bikes. She currently serves as the chair of the board for the Quivira Coalition and lives in Durango, CO.
Al Josephy grew up outside of NYC and was fortunate to have parents who developed a life-long love for the Inland Empire and especially Wallowa County in Eastern Oregon. His father, Alvin Jospehy Jr. spent the last half of his life immersed in the history, culture and politics of this area. Following educational experiences in California and Washington, D.C. Al Josephy migrated to the Pacific NW and has lived in Central Idaho and Olympia, WA since the mid-1970s. He works for the Washington State Department of Ecology and at Evergreen State College and spends his “free” time either in or somewhere within a few hours of Wallowa County. He and his wife Melissa have five kids, 4.5 grandkids, two yorkies, nine chickens and ambitions to help maintain all those things that have made their lives so full into the future.
A fifth-generation Oregonian, Nellie McAdams grew up living part time on her family’s hazelnut farm in Gaston. She continues to work there in her spare time and her dad is training her to eventually take over. Nellie is also an attorney and the Farm Preservation Program Director at the Oregon nonprofit Rogue Farm Corps. In this role, she works with partners statewide to help farmers and ranchers pass on their legacies of land and businesses on to the next generation. She also coordinates the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program at OWEB.