Organic Farmer, Snowehaven Farm • Former Senior Director of Food & Agriculture Impact at Danone
2022 Speaker

Throughout her 20+ year history spanning CPG’s Kellogg’s/Kashi and Danone North America, Tina has worked at the intersection of regenerative business, financing on farm regenerative transitions, sustainable sourcing, supply chain management, fueling soil carbon sequestration, cost savings, and topline growth. She has been at the forefront of several transformational shifts within the food system, including the Non-GMO Project movement, the massive growth of organic brands from the natural food store to mainstream grocery, launching of the Certified Transitional standard, emerging Regenerative Agriculture certifications and unfolding brand carbon neutrality claims.

Tina is passionate about the intersection between soil health, human health and nutrient density and the unlock of regenerative agriculture for on-farm profitability and inter-generational transfer. Since 2016 she has worked within a network of leading thinkers on the links between soil health + human health and is passionate about helping others understand what is at stake within this movement. She has also worked with those who are unlocking the looming molecular mapping of food and other large technological shifts which will drive future food system transparency and consumer understanding of the connection between soil, climate change, and their own health.

Most recently she has focused on developing one of the first comprehensive regenerative finance programs, including kicking off an on-farm ROI tool and securing grant, philanthropic and impact investing dollars ($XXM) to fund the on-farm/dairy conversion to regenerative agriculture.

Tina is a board member at Regenerative Rising, a member of GOOGLE Food Labs, and an advisor to the Culinary Institute of America for their Master’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems. Tina helped return $2M +in profitability to farms through consumer purchases to convert over 7,000 acres to organic certification across 6 commodities (wheat, corn, almonds, sorghum, rice, and dates) at a time of high-single digit growth fueled by this brand initiative. Tina resides in Michigan at Snowehaven Farm where she and her husband raise heritage, organic pork, turkeys, lambs, ducks and more.