The Culmination of CREATE #1

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When we first began an exploration into what a coaching program could look like, our dream was to foster a transformative experiential learning process to foster powerful, capable, complex thinkers.  Lofty goals indeed. We’re clear, the world doesn’t need more experts with ‘THE answer.”  Agriculture needs the pattern sensors...
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Talkin Soil Compaction

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Podcast with Nicole Masters, ‘Talkin After Hours with the Lower Blackwood LCDC’ hosted by Jo Wren and Kate Tarrant. “Compaction; we drill deep” Links: Apple podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talkin-after-hours-with-the-lower-blackwood-lcdc/id1506549056 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2rndlcG4WLEioXncIaPjD7 Website: https://lowerblackwood.com.au/talkin-after-hours-podcasts
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“For the Love of Soil” is a land manager’s roadmap to healthy soil, revitalized food systems in challenging times

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New book equips producers with the tools and knowledge to profitably regenerate ecosystem health October 1, 2019 – Research has shown nearly a third of arable land worldwide has been lost to degradation and erosion over the past 40 years. Globally-recognized soil advocate and agroecologist Nicole Masters delivers the...
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Pulling the wool over New Zealander’s eyes.

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New Zealand has relied heavily on a brand image provided by our natural environment, sea and mountain scapes.  However this image has been rapidly eroded over the past decade with intensification;  any observant rural tourist can now point out the sickly rivers and the glyphosate flats and hills.  A...
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Sharing stories from the field

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Overcoming inertia in grazing   Human arrival into new lands can be traced through archeological records. We have been masters in modifying landscapes and biodiversity wherever our feet took us; from early aborigines adopting fire and exterminating the megaherbivores, NZ Maori fire and the giant land bird the Moa....
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Are cover crops the best fit to address your limiting growth factor?

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Cover crops are gaining in popularity and can be a powerful tool to regenerate soil health but are they the answer for every situation?  It is wise to consider their benefits, the potential problems and whether cover cropping fits with your goals. Cover crops can have many benefits: Increase...
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Carbon Wranglers

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What does an investor, a scientist, a conservationist, a student and a rancher have in common? Why its carbon of course!   On Indreland Ranch, Big Timber, MT this week, I had the privilege of joining an inspiring group of people with a passion for regenerative Ag.  This group included ranchers, investors,...
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Nicole’s blog … How can we address many of the complex and ‘wicked’ issues facing society and the planet today?  

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Much of the environmental degradation we are seeing across the world is not due to intentional or malicious behaviour by people.  It’s often with the best intentions that producers adopt new technology or quick fixes that carry hidden unintended consequences.  These impacts may extend well beyond the farm gate....
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Diversity, Diversity, Diversity

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The challenge for the 21st century is not our ability to produce more food but to be resilient and adaptable in the face of changing climate. Plant diversity is a valuable tool for producers interested in increasing the resilience of their operation; and is one cornerstone for regenerative agriculture. Cover crops are...
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