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2’39 what Australian land management was like before European settlement
3’52 non-native species — not as big a problem as poor land management
5’00 people’s motivation in learning holistic grazing practices
5’55 boom-bust cycles and the path to stability, and the desire to sequester carbon
7’01 the paradox that more animals can mean less profit, and vice versa
8’24 increase profits without changing other parts of the business too much
9’57 choosing the right animals for the kind of food they’re eating and land they’re grazing
10’27 example from real life: debt, ground cover, stocking numbers
11’30 lowering risk by adjusting stocking rate and type of cow, leading to stability through stabilizing the feed base
13’05 managing risk through minimizing losses rather than maximizing production
13’59 mechanical vs. biological thinking
15’45 arid parts of Australia and stocking rates
17’19 perennial native grasses as good feed base for livestock
18’50 happy wildlife
19’25 making a plan for clients and teaching them how to make their own plans
21’48 the science and art of holistic management
22’35 how do you help people overcome each barrier
24’03 to what extent are people resistant to change
25’39 overcoming barriers to adoption
29’10 are farmers working together and comparing notes
31’54 training farmers in Brazil
34’39 cattle are vilified in Brazil
35’06 cattle and mammal extinction in Australia
35’42 turn around biodiversity loss while producing food
35’57 boom-bust cycles in agriculture
36’38 matching stocking rate with feed supply
36’53 cow vs. bison hooves
39’49 forests and grasslands
40’05 variation in techniques
40’35 “safe to fail” practice areas
41’10 Gabe Brown in Australia
41’25 working in Mongolia
42’25 understanding perennial grass physiology
42’50 the social component
43’50 making regenerative agriculture the norm, and addressing the problem of innacurate agriculture education
45’27 can regenerative agriculture provide the quantity of meat we need
45’44 issues of population
46’11 people don’t like sharing, problems of social breakdown
46’41 more about Mongolia
48’11 the importance of listening to people
48’35 vision of returning prairie land and other regenerative practices
49’00 making sure that everyone has enough, social inequality
49’30 the Regenerate 2019 conference
We talk to Kevin Watt from TomKat Ranch about the practice and benefits of regenerative agriculture, how to incentivize it, and the dire long-term consequences of the degenerative practices of industrial agriculture.
Kate Zeigler is a geologist who works with farmers and ranchers in the arid Southwest to monitor their wells and the water table that keeps them flowing–and helps them to come up with water conservation strategies.
Jillian Hishaw works with farmers to protect themselves, their families, and their land–legally and financially. Attorney and food systems strategist, she provides free or low-cost services, particularly to African American farmers.
The hemp plant is amazingly versatile and resilient, and it can be used to produce innumerable healthy products and services. So why was it made illegal, and what does the future hold? We talk to hemp farmers Ed Berg and Scott Perez.
What does it take to be an apprentice on a farm or ranch? What does it take to mentor the apprentices? Paul Neubauer knows both sides, and talks about learning–and teaching–both practical and personal skills on the land.
Diana Rodgers is the author of several books and is working on a new book and documentary film project, Sacred Cow. She hosts the Sustainable Dish podcast, and she lives and works on an organic farm in Massachusetts.
Dr. Robert Fetsch has for decades been helping farmers and ranchers deal with disabilities — from injuries brought on by hard work, to mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and anger.
Nicole Masters is an agro-ecologist and educator in regenerative agriculture. She’s founder of Integrity Soils, and author of the new book, For the Love of Soil.
The food business is beginning to realize that they’re unsustainable — but don’t really know how to transition. Bio-Logical Capital provides demonstrations and research that point to possible paths forward.
Joel Benson applied his training in holistic management to his business, and then to the government of his small town where he was mayor for eight years. The results are inspiring — and remind us of the power of systems thinking.
While cows can be destructive, they can also be effective management tools for improving land health. We talk to Rodrigo Sierra Corona about his work to improve grasslands and preserve species at the Santa Lucia Conservancy.
A long-time Quivira Coalition leader and proponent of regenerative agriculture, Kate Greenberg is now the Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Colorado. We talk about what it means to take a regenerative and “Radical Center” approach from her position in government.
Richard Teague is Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University. He shares with us his deep understanding of the science of holistic management, soil science, and the psychology of changing over to new practices and paradigms.
Ed Roberson is conservation director at the Palmer Land Trust, and he’s host of the Mountain and Prairie podcast. We talk about some of the problems surrounding water in the West–and some new approaches to balancing urban and agricultural water needs.
Emmanuel Karisa Baya was an orphan in rural Kenya by the time he was nine years old. His mother had taught him to farm, and after going into another profession, he was called to return to the land.
Many assume that renewable energy will seamlessly replace fossil fuels. But what if that’s not the case? We talk to Dr. Jason Bradford, author of the new report, The Future is Rural: Food System Adaptations to the Great Simplification from the Post Carbon Institute.