Engaging landowners in the regenerative agriculture journey

19 Jul 2022Online

4pm – 5.30pm CET

SAI Platform is hosting a member’s only webinar focusing on how to engage landowners in the regenerative agriculture journey.

Across many parts of the world, farmers are both landowners as well as tenants. Regenerative agriculture requires the implementation of practices that need to be sustained for the long-term, making farmland owners important partners in the transition.

Join Fall Line Capital and Water Asset Management to explore how large-scale farmland owners think about regenerative agriculture and how they engage with farmers on soil conservation and other regenerative practices.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • What are farmland investors and what role do they play in the ecosystem?
  • How can farmland investors influence farmers to adopt soil conservation and regenerative practices?
  • Why and how farmland investors are choosing to actively, regeneratively farm their own land?

We will then review regenerative agriculture case studies from the Fall Line and Water Asset Management portfolio of farms and discuss how value chain companies can partner with farm owners to advance and scale soil conservation and regenerative agriculture with their tenant farmers.


Scott Day is Director of Agronomy at Fall Line Capital.  He is a fifth-generation farmer from Manitoba, Canada where he was an early practitioner and advocate of no-till agriculture. In addition to farming more than 15 different commercial crops over 25 years on his own farm, Scott was an agronomist and crop diversification specialist for Manitoba Agriculture focusing on no-till agriculture and sustainable food production. Scott has direct farming experience not only in North America, but also in Australia and Europe and has been an adviser to governments, universities and farm groups in Europe (Ireland, UK, Ukraine) and Australia. He has won numerous achievement awards for his ag extension work and promotion of no-till agriculture, including “Zero-till Farmer of the Year” and “Conservation Farm of the Year. Scott received a BS in Agriculture with honors from the University of Manitoba and is a Professional Agrologist.

Giulia Stellari is a Director at Fall Line Capital. At Fall Line she is responsible for codifying the firm’s leading position in sustainable farmland management and overseeing portfolio company ESG vetting and impact. Giulia joined Fall Line from Unilever where she led the company’s global sustainable procurement programmes for agri commodities and developed the company’s digital agriculture strategy and supplier greenhouse gas reduction programme. Giulia’s previous experience includes being the Founder and President of AgSquared, a farmer-centric technology company that helps producers optimise the profitability and sustainability of their farm operations. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics from Cornell, and an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard in Biology.  She serves on the board of the Cool Farm Alliance, an organisation comprising companies and stakeholders across the agricultural value chain aiming to quantify and decrease greenhouse gas emissions on farm.

Erin Heitkamp is VP of Sustainability and Farm Product Marketing at Water Asset Management. She brings more than 20 years of experience driving sustainability initiatives across multiple industry sectors. For nearly 15 years, Erin served in various leadership roles at Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines focused on advancing the airlines’ and the industry’s positions on climate change, renewable fuels, and sustainability. Thereafter, she led the Sustainability Consulting practice at Wenck & Associates, followed by nearly five years at organic and regenerative food and feed company Pipeline Foods, overseeing sustainability, marketing, branding, communications, and industry affairs. 

This webinar will be facilitated by Julia de Candido, Regenerative Agriculture Officer at SAI Platform. For further details, please contact Julia at jdecandido@saiplatform.org.