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Rick Clark
Rick ClarkFifth Generation Farmer

Rick Clark is a fifth generation farmer practicing regenerative stewardship on his 7,000-acre farm in Warren County, Indiana. On Clark Farm, Rick strives to find a balance between being a good steward to the land, maintaining profitable cash crop yields, and building soil health and human health. Rick refers to his systematic approach as “Green Farming.” This no-till practice involves planting his cash crops into living, growing cover crops, which helps to suppress weeds, sequester nutrients, and build biomass.

Rick Clark
Rick ClarkFifth Generation Farmer

Rick Clark is a fifth generation farmer practicing regenerative stewardship on his 7,000-acre farm in Warren County, Indiana. On Clark Farm, Rick strives to find a balance between being a good steward to the land, maintaining profitable cash crop yields, and building soil health and human health. Rick refers to his systematic approach as “Green Farming.” This no-till practice involves planting his cash crops into living, growing cover crops, which helps to suppress weeds, sequester nutrients, and build biomass.

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Buz Kloot
Dr. Buz KlootEnvironmental Health Sciences Professor

Dr. Buz Kloot started his professional life as a chemical engineer and spent 12 years in the mining and mineral processing industry in Namibia, Africa. In 1999, he joined the University of South Carolina (USC) and has been involved in various projects related to living soils and regenerative agriculture. Buz is a research associate professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and an MBA and PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Buz Kloot
Dr. Buz KlootEnvironmental Health Sciences Professor

Dr. Buz Kloot started his professional life as a chemical engineer and spent 12 years in the mining and mineral processing industry in Namibia, Africa. In 1999, he joined the University of South Carolina (USC) and has been involved in various projects related to living soils and regenerative agriculture. Buz is a research associate professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at USC’s Arnold School of Public Health and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and an MBA and PhD from the University of South Carolina.

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Bianca Moebius-Clune
Dr. Bianca Moebius-CluneDirector of the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division

Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune is the Director of the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division. She has led the deployment of the division’s staff of regional and national specialists who provide training, direct assistance, science and technology integration, and leadership to soil health efforts across the country. Bianca came to NRCS in 2014 from Cornell University, where she served on the faculty as a Senior Extension Associate and Lecturer. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed and extension publications, as well as NRCS national technical material and policy, and has provided workshops and trainings nationally and internationally. She holds Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science from University of New Hampshire, all in soil science.

Bianca Moebius-Clune
Dr. Bianca Moebius-CluneDirector of the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division

Dr. Bianca Moebius-Clune is the Director of the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division. She has led the deployment of the division’s staff of regional and national specialists who provide training, direct assistance, science and technology integration, and leadership to soil health efforts across the country. Bianca came to NRCS in 2014 from Cornell University, where she served on the faculty as a Senior Extension Associate and Lecturer. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed and extension publications, as well as NRCS national technical material and policy, and has provided workshops and trainings nationally and internationally. She holds Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science from University of New Hampshire, all in soil science.

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Fred Provenza
Dr. Fred ProvenzaPprofessor Emeritus of Behavioral Ecology

Dr. Fred Provenza grew up in Salida, Colorado, working on a family ranch. He is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University where he directed an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soils and plants with herbivores and humans. He is one of the founders of BEHAVE, an international network of scientists and land managers, and is the author of three books and more than 300 research papers. He holds a PhD and Master of Science degrees in range science from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.

Fred Provenza
Dr. Fred ProvenzaPprofessor Emeritus of Behavioral Ecology

Dr. Fred Provenza grew up in Salida, Colorado, working on a family ranch. He is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University where he directed an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soils and plants with herbivores and humans. He is one of the founders of BEHAVE, an international network of scientists and land managers, and is the author of three books and more than 300 research papers. He holds a PhD and Master of Science degrees in range science from Utah State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.

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