The Myth of Fertilizer

We’re told fertilizers are simple; when a crop grows, it draws nutrients from the soil, these nutrients are then removed when you harvest a crop or sell the milk from your goat or take steers to the sales. At least that’s what has been taught to producers and agronomists...
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Options for reducing glyphosate

With growing human health concerns and consumer demands for food produced without glyphosate, some countries in Europe are considering banning its use. What would be the consequence on your farm if it was banned? A major concern from a knee-jerk reaction like banning glyphosate, is that farmers will reach...
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Carbon Wranglers

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?  

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

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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Working in Sync with Nature

What tools are left once your management is optimal? Management is just one of the 5 legs Regenerative Agriculture stands on; with Microbes, Minerals, OM and Mindset holding the rest of the table steady. Identifying which of these legs is not working so well creates whole new opportunities for...
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