The deck is stacked against family farmers. Here’s one rancher’s powerful response.

Mike Callicrate is a rancher who started out in industrial feedlot cattle production, but converted to principles of animal husbandry and regenerative agriculture when he saw how exploitive a system he was working in — exploitive of the the land, the animals, and the farmers themselves. Even the meat itself wasn’t very good.
Because of Callicrate’s unusual combination of business sense, political smarts, raw intelligence, and caring for the animals and the larger community, he has been able to make a business work that is based on regenerative principles. But, as he explains, it would take a major shift in agriculture policy to fix our system so that we have healthy and sustainable food, land, and communities.

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Register for the 2018 Comanche Creek Volunteer Weekend!

August 2-5


Join Quivira and restoration experts Bill Zeedyk, Jeff Adams, Mark Reineke, Margie Tatro, and Richard Smith in work to improve wetland function and keep the creeks flowing in the Valle Vidal. 

Friday and Saturday, we will be working in the Foreman tributary to Comanche Creek. This is a truly beautiful area, not easily accessible to the public. As always, we will be moving rocks, sod, and logs. Come to get muddy and then to relax in camp with friends old and new. 

On Sunday, we will be exploring using the concept of Keyline Design for slope wetland restoration with Jan-Willem Jansens of Ecotone and the rest of the team. There will be a brief introduction to Keyline Design Principles and then a hands-on volunteer project to implement the designs in Holman Creek. It's possible just to come for Sunday.


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Contact Mollie Walton with any questions at or at 254-688-0348.


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