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Introducing SK Conversations: Simplifying Sustainability! Register to Attend for Free

Sustainability is more important than ever right now. As the world population continues to increase, we need to take the necessary steps to ensure this generation — and those to come — have what they need to lead a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle. That’s why we’re partnering with Soy Connection to host SK Conversations: Simplifying Sustainability on March 26 at 1pm EDT to help make leading a greener life easier.

This virtual event will include helpful insights from a number of experts on how to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle from the food we eat to the simple eco-minded habits we incorporate into our every day. Skills coach and farm influencer Anne Briggs of Anne of All Trades will discuss the important role regenerative agriculture plays in feeding our growing population, and food waste-focused chef, Joel Gamoran, will be leading a live virtual cooking demonstration so you can become more environmentally conscious both in and out of the kitchen.

Tune in to SK Conversations: Simplifying Sustainability as we work towards a more sustainable future.

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Meet Our Speakers

Speaker Polly Ruhland

Polly Ruhland has been the CEO of the United Soybean Board (USB) since 2017. During the event, she will be discussing her own experience of being a woman in leadership and the strides U.S. soybean farmers are taking to provide a more sustainable future.

Speaker Laurie Isley

United Soybean Farmer Director Laurie Isley will be sharing insights on sustainable farming and why sustainability is important to all farmers.

Speaker image Kenzie Mastroe

Kenzie Mastroe, Food and Lifestyle Editor at SheKnows, will be the moderator during the “Sustainability at Home From Farm to Fork” segment, where she will speak with Anne Briggs on sustainability, farming and the important role that regenerative agriculture plays in feeding our growing population.

Speaker image Joel Gamoran

Formerly the National Chef for acclaimed kitchen retailer Sur La Table, Joel Gamoran has taught thousands of home cooks how to be more confident in the kitchen. During SK Conversations: Simplifying Sustainability, Joel will give tips to help you reduce food waste at home and a live cooking demo of his new soy chorizo taco recipe that you can make right alongside him! To help you prep, here are the ingredients you’ll need for the recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons of soybean oil (commonly known as vegetable oil)
  • 8 ounces of roughly chopped, floppy carrots (about 2-3 large carrots)
  • 1 pound of extra firm tofu drained, patted dried and broken into large chunks
  • 4 ounces of double concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 chipotle pepper (finely chopped) in adobo
  • 2 teaspoons of adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup of plain soymilk-based yogurt
  • 1 avocado, pitted and skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro stems
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 lime for zest and juice

In addition, you’ll need the following spices, which you may already have in your kitchen!

  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of used coffee grounds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Speaker image Anne Briggs

Anne Briggs of Anne of all Trades is a farmer, builder and teacher devoted to educating others on disappearing life skills. During the virtual event, Anne will discuss how she changed her lifestyle to contribute to a more sustainable future, and how she’s spreading the message about the importance of living sustainably.

Don’t Forget Your Agenda! 

Simplifying Sustainability agenda


1pm EDT: Welcome Remarks by Kenzie Mastroe

Introduction by Polly Ruhland: Polly Ruhland introduces the United Soybean Board and Soy Connection, and discusses what it’s like being a woman in leadership and how U.S. soybean farmers are committed to sustainability.

Sustainability at Home From Farm to Fork: Listen to an inspiring conversation with Anne Briggs, moderated by Kenzie Mastroe, on the lessons she learned from her own Nashville homestead as well as the role farmers have in providing us with clean air and water and the crucial role regenerative agriculture has on feeding our growing population.

Farmer Q&A: United Soybean Board Farmer-Director Laurie Isley and Anne Briggs share their insights about sustainable farming and how to practice a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Sustainability on Your Plate From Farm to Fork: Food waste-focused chef Joel Gamoran shares how you can become more environmentally conscious in the kitchen (he’ll even teach you how to make his latest soy recipe for lunch!) and advice for how to reduce food waste at home.

1:50pm EDT: Closing Remarks by Kenzie Mastroe

This event is created by SheKnows and presented by Soy Connection and the United Soybean Board. 

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