Delane is the Executive Director at Indian Nations Conservation Alliance where he leads an effort to foster Native Agriculture by helping tribal farmers and ranchers to care for and strengthen the circle of life. His expertise is in environmental policy, strategy and tribal relationships. He also serves as on the Board of Directors for the society of Range Management as well as the National Grazinglands Coalition.
Chad is the Chief Executive Officer for Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT). Chad has more than 20 years of experience working directly with producers and land managers implementing stewardship-focused management. He not only promotes and advocates land stewardship principles, but he also implements it within his own family operation in Lohn, Texas. Chad is passionate about helping empower producers to be better tomorrow than they are today.
Dr. Jeff Goodwin has more than 22 years of experience working directly with producers and grazingland managers implementing stewardship-focused management and providing innovative solutions to grazingland issues. Jeff currently serves as Director of the Texas A&M Center for Grazinglands and Ranch Management.
Jason is the Chief Science Officer for East Foundation, where he leads the Science mission of the Foundation, integrating research programs within the Foundation’s ongoing ranching operations to develop translatable knowledge and innovative solutions for stewards of working lands. Jason has more than 20 years of experience in applied research and management, where he has led and coordinated applied research in livestock production systems in both intensive and extensive settings. His primary interests are the development of strategies to enhance the sustainability of beef production systems, the application of nutritional strategies in these systems and the development of valid indicators of sustainable production.
George grew up on a cattle ranch in north central Texas and learned early the importance of proper grazing management. His 33-year career with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was dedicated to natural resources management planning and application of conservation practices on rangelands at the national, regional, state and local levels. He continues to work ensuring that rangeland managers have the technical knowledge and tools to properly manage their rangeland resources.
Leo, along with his wife Sam, ranch in Montana with herds also in North Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Leo operated the family business, Midland Bull Test, at Columbus, Montana. Midland is one of the oldest performance testing programs of its kind in the nation with the largest privately owned individual feed intake measuring systems in North America. Midland Bull Test under Leo’s guidance grew to the largest genetic testing bull development and sale facility in North America, testing about 2,500 bulls annually with sales into Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Europe. They received in 2012 the Beef Improvement Federation Pioneer Award and the 2022 American Angus Heritage Award.
Maryanna is an early-stage venture capitalist and cofounder of Future Ventures. She invests in frontier technologies that make the world a better place and don’t prey on human frailty.
Parasvil is a Board Member at Enriched Ag and a Partner with Radical Ventures. Prior to joining Radical, Parasvil was with KKR and started his career with BCG. He received a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Brian McClendon is an executive, inventor, investor and is currently a Senior Vice President of Engineering at Niantic Labs. Brian was previously a Vice President with Google and led the entire Geo business unit including Google Maps, Street View and Google Earth. He was a co-founder and angel investor in Keyhole, Inc., a geospatial data visualization company that was purchased by Google in 2004 which led to Google Earth.