Regenerative agriculture is all the rage right now. It is quickly becoming a buzzword. Like 'sustainable' a few years ago - many are jumping on the bandwagon - but are not really walking the talk.
Our farm is relatively new to the regenerative journey as well. But we are not just talking. We are taking major steps to improve the farming practices on our farms to be regenerative.
Fortunately, our first two farms were doing a lot of things right. We have to change some practices to make a big impact on the operations. Those are intensive rotational grazing, removing inorganic chemical inputs, and planting to improve our pastures using organic, no-till practices.
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE FOR US MEANS THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
Improving the soil every year we farm. Increasing organic matter and active biology in our soils is key here.
Increasing the diversity of plant species in our pastures. Measuring the mix of grasses and legumes is what we look for here.
Raising consistently tasty, tender, and nutrient dense meat for our customers. Working to create healthier soil and forage (grass & legumes) is critical to raising great beef on pasture.