Global Conference

2022, November 7-10 – Denver, Colorado, USA

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

GRSB Opening Video

Convening of the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef

Ian McConnel, GRSB President

 Welcome to Colorado!

Erika Murphy, Coyote Creek Angus

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Welcome

Steve Wooten, Beatty Canyon Ranch

Keynote Address

Lean In: Sustainability is our Opportunity…& Responsibility

Jason Weller, Global Chief Sustainability Officer at JBS Foods

The U.S. Beef Industry

Debbie Lyons-Blythe, USRSB Chair Elect

Overall GRSB Global Goal Updates – Progress, Opportunities, Challenges,  & Breakthroughs – Moderated by Ruaraidh Petre, GRSB Executive Director

Nature Positive Production – Hillary Feinrich

Climate – Brenna Grant

Animal Health & Welfare – Mandi McLeod and Josh White

GRSB Goals Reporting Framework Development – Lora Wright

Global Goals Panel Discussion

Nature Positive Production – Panel Discussion 

Hillary Feinrich – National Wildlife Federation

Marcelo Gonzalez – Paraguay Vice Minister of Agriculture

Juan Jose Molina – El Hatico Natural Reserve, Colombia

Marcelo Posonski – Proforest

Mark Davie – Australian Beef Sustainability Framework

Nature Positive Production Panel Discussion

Regional Roundtable Breakout Sessions 

       Roundtable Breakout Session 1:



        New Zealand


       Roundtable Breakout Session 2:





       Roundtable Breakout Session 3:




        Southern African

Supply Chain Transparency – Panel Discussion

        Lamar Steiger – Owner – 808 Ranch

        Travis Krause – Founder & CEO – Grazing Lands

        Tim Hardman – Global Sustainability Director – Fulton Market Group

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Balancing Production, Consumption and Nutritional Needs

Dr. Vaughn Holder – Ruminant Research Director  – Alltech

Dr. Ty Beal – Research Advisor – Knowledge Leadership team – Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Dr. Stephan van Vliet – Center for Human Nutrition Studies – Utah State University

Dr. Brad Morgan – VP of Research and Development – iQ Foods

Balancing Production, Consumption and Nutritional Needs – Panel Discussion

Water Resources and Management

Ruaraidh Petre – Session Moderator – Executive Director – GRSB

Amy Kremen – Associate Director – Irrigation Innovation Consortium – Colorado State University

Dwane Roth Sustainability and Strategic Account Lead – Syngenta

Gina Gigot – Manager – Circle Land and Cattle

Water Resources and Management – Panel Discussion

Animal Health and Welfare – Panel Discussion

        Josh White – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

        Bruce McConnel – Head of Animal Welfare – Minderoo Foundation

        Lily Edwards-Callaway – Assistant Professor – Livestock Behavior and Welfare – Colorado State University

        Nigel Edwards – Group Corporate Social Responsibility Director – Hilton Food Group

        Laurie Hueneke – Associate Vice President – Public Policy & Government Relations – Merck Animal Health

Concerning Genetics: Panel Discussion

Matthew Cleveland – Director of Global Beef Product Development – Genus

Tom Shultz – Senior Commercial Director – Neogen Corporation

Lee Leachman – CEO – Leachman Cattle of Colorado

Mike DeGroot – Founding Partner – TD Beef

Sabreena Lehmann – Chief Operating Officer – Acceligen

Concerning Genetics: Panel Discussion

Working Together: Key Sustainability Partnerships & Collaboration

Josefina Eisele – Latin American Director – GRSB

Kim Stackhouse-Lawson – Director of AgNext – Colorado State University

Kristi Block – Strategy Director – North American Meat Institute

Susanna Lehmann – Senior Manager of Impact Incentives – Textile Exchange

Taciano Custodio – Head of Sustainability – Rabobank

Capstone Address

Strengthening Beef’s Place in a Sustainable Future

Jeanette Ferran Astorga – Zoetis

GRSB Fireside Chat

Justin Sherrard – Global Strategist Animal Protein – Rabobank

        Fireside Chat

                Ian McConnel – President – GRSB

               Jeannette Ferran Astorga – Executive Committee Member – GRSB

               Ruaraidh Petre – Executive Director – GRSB

Ten Years of Sustainable Progress – Closing Banquet

        Cameron Bruett – Head of Corporate Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer – JBS