Tommy Sonnen is co-founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary and is a multi-generational Texas cattle rancher who retired from Dow Chemical in 2014. After over 30 years on the job, Tommy was ready to get back to his roots and revive the ranching legacy of his great-grandfather. When his wife Renee went vegan and bought the herd, his life changed forever. Six months later, Tommy went vegan and became co-founder of the now world-renowned Rowdy Girl Sanctuary (RGS).
Tommy also serves as a lead advisor for the Rancher Advocacy Program (RAP). He works directly with ranchers and animal farmers in transition as well as working closely with the RAP Research and Development team on topics focusing on herd longevity and high quality pastures for the care and nutrition for large bovine populations, and more. Tommy is currently creating a veganic farm at Rowdy Girl Sanctuary as part of RGS’ long-term viable business model. Tommy loves to hunt… but now he hunts for historical relics and arrowheads. Tommy is a long time, avid and accomplished metal detector and enjoys walking the land with the herd looking for amazing finds.
Hello Renee, Tommy,
As the Outreach and Policy Lead for Nation Rising, I would like to thank you and your organizations for all your advocacy work related to assisting farmers to transition from animal ag to more environmentally friendly and compassionate livelihoods.
Nation Rising is a non-partisan political advocacy group lobbying to shift multi-billion dollar government subsidies away from animal agriculture towards the creation of a plant-based food system. We host several speaker events throughout the year on key topics related to the environment and animal agriculture. https://www.facebook.com/NationRisingCA/events?_rdr
As such, we would like to invite you to be on our panel of guest speakers this fall on Wednesday, Nov 23rd from 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST. The format is generally a brief introduction of each speaker on the panel, followed by pre-set questions to each speaker. We then open the session up to questions from our audience that have come in through the chat.
Nation Rising would be honored to have you on our panel of guest speakers to demonstrate how individuals and organizations around the world are making a difference. Stock Free Farming and Farm Transition Academy will also be part of our panel. If you agree, if you could please send me a picture and short bio that we could post on our event page.
Many thanks for your consideration.