BIO
Ranch raised before heading to college, Tate had already developed a deep passion for land stewardship and agriculture. After earning a Range Management Degree from University of Wyoming, Tate has primarily worked in a regulatory function for governmental agencies. Tate's employment with federal, state, and private land management entities has influenced his unique perspective on land management. Many positive and negative lessons learned have developed a real, sustainable land stewardship model that can be easily replicated throughout the Rocky Mountain front range region.


EDUCATION
Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, B.S.

University of Wyoming, 2012



 

BIO

Raised in the Texas Panhandle, before serving in the United States Army, Rodney knew that he always wanted to ranch and raise cattle after growing up and working with his dad and grandad on his grandad’s farm.  After serving more than 20 years in the Army and traveling all over the world, Rodney and his wife Robin settled in South Central Colorado and began raising cattle.  Today, he markets the cattle directly to the consumer as ranch to table beef.  His belief in low stress animal handling and holistic range management produces an outstanding product that is raised in an environment that delivers good quality beef.  Rodney finished his Master of Agriculture Science degree with Colorado State University and looks forward every day to making the land healthier and cattle more productive than ever before.


EDUCATION

-Integrated Resource Management, M. Agri. Science, Colorado State University, 2017

-K-12 Education Administration and Leadership, M. Education, Jones University, 2008

-Operations and Administrative Management, B.S., Excelsior College, 2004

-Criminal Justice, AAS., Central Texas College, 1994

RODNEY SMITH

CONSULTANT, Regenerative Stewardship, LLC

FOUNDER/OWNER, Ewell Cattle Company

Tate Smith

-Regenerative Stewardhip-

Rodney Smith

-Ewell Cattle Company-

Christine Su

-PastureMap-

Colter DeVries

-Colter DeVries Ag Investments-

TATE SMITH

PRINCIPAL, Regenerative Stewardship, LLC 

CHRISTINE SU

CEO/CO-FOUNDER, PastureMap

BIO

Christine is the CEO and co-founder of PastureMap, a technology company helping ranchers increase profits on healthy grasslands. Christine has worked on farms and ranches in 4 continents. Christine has 3 degrees from Stanford, including an MS in Land Use and Agriculture and an MBA. Prior to founding PastureMap, she worked at McKinsey and at KKR Capstone, where she was an operations executive building performance improvement software for companies from $500 million to $2 billion in revenue size. Christine believes that human knowledge and creativity on the land is the key to regenerating landscapes and building vibrant and just food systems.



 

COLTER DeVRIES

CONSULTANT, Regenerative Stewardship

CEO, Colter DeVries Ag Investments

BIO

Colter DeVries was raised on his family’s 1906 homestead in Roberts Montana. He earned Finance, Agricultural Business, and Entrepreneurship degrees from Montana State University while on the Polo team and keeping active in business clubs. During college he also worked as an Analyst and Commodities-Market Researcher as well as Agronomist. Immediately after graduation, he pursued a career with Wells Fargo as a Commercial and Agricultural Business Relationship Manager. Leaving the Banking Industry to take on farming and ranching full-time, he has now taken up studies in Permaculture Design, Holistic Management, and Agricultural Production Systems. Colter is a real estate broker licensed in Montana.



 

 
 
 
 
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