A professional agrologist, Ross is a board member of Regeneration Canada and is a student of grassland ecology, horses, dogs and livestock. He owns and operates 98 Ranch Inc. with his wife Christine Peters. The ranch is located on Treaty 4 Territory in Saskatchewan. It is a cow/calf/yearling and grassfed operation built on a foundation of grassland health and low-input cattle selection, converting forages into beef while facilitating grassland ecological function including soil health, increasing effective precipitation, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.

Ross also works for Ducks Unlimited Canada on the habitat management team and is an advocate for regenerative agricultural production systems and always strives to be better.

Ross’ session will look at grasslands as time-tested, regenerative ecosystems that provide valuable lessons in resilience, biodiversity, soil health, nutrient dense food production, wildlife habitat and space for human connections. These systems provide under-appreciated, yet critical insights for creation of regenerative systems in agricultural production.