2018 Speakers

Will Harris

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Will owns and operates White Oak Pastures.  It is the 150-year-old diversified and integrated farm where his family has earned their living for 6 generations.
In the last 25 years, Will has evolved the farm from a commoditized, industrialized, centralized, monoculture cattle operation to a regenerative, high animal welfare, diversified livestock farm that is rebuilding their village of Bluffton, Georgia.
White Oak Pastures pasture raises and hand butchers cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, chickens, guineas, ducks, rabbits, and turkeys.  They also produce organic vegetables, pastured eggs, pet treats, leather products, and many other products that allow a nearly closed loop system.

One Family, One Farm, Six Generations

Will will discuss the 150-year-journey of White Oak Pastures from a sustainable family focused farm, to an industrialized, commoditized, centralized operation, and back to a regenerative high animal welfare focused and diversified vertically integrated multi-species family farm.