EDUCATING OUR FUTURE
We Believe in Education
We feel a huge obligation to help educate everyone about agriculture, especially our youth of today. Without the continued desire of the “next generation” to pursue agriculture, our nation’s ability to produce its own food could be in jeopardy. We want to develop a better appreciation for how your food is produced. A strong push for proper education could reshape the beef industry — and unlock the benefits to human health, animal welfare, soil health and carbon sequestration that grassfed beef can provide.
We have created this page for you to check often, as we will have articles, videos, and anything else we feel can help you become more educated in what we, and farmers alike, do.
ARTICLE: Local Ranchers Follow Holistic Approach | Geraldine Smith
DESCRIPTION: Lisa and Lance Wheeler have operated the family-run Rafter W Ranch north of Simla since 2014.
Rafter W Ranch utilizes holistic ranching methods that regenerate the soil, providing the animals with nutrient-dense food, thus producing nutrient-rich meat.
Employing a holistic approach to ranching, they became true stewards of the land, practicing regenerative ranching and Audubon conservation ranching, the latter a certification that guarantees the Wheeler’s commitment to responsible land management.
VIDEO: How to Green the World’s Deserts and Reverse Climate Change | Allan Savory
DESCRIPTION: Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
VIDEO: Unbroken Ground (Full Film) | Patagonia Provisions
DESCRIPTION: Unbroken Grounds explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. It explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Most of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. We believe our food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis — grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore our land, water and wildlife. The film tells the story of four groups that are pioneers in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development and restorative fishing.
ARTICLE: How Grassfed Beef Really Could Be Superior | Alan Newport
DESCRIPTION: The science on grass-finished beef nutrition has included one conflicting report after another, with unclear human health benefits, but a new paper sheds light on how beef from ecologically diverse environments may offer those desired health improvements.A recently published paper in Frontiers in Nutrition by Fred Provenza and two other scientists suggests strong ties between secondary and tertiary nutrients in foods and human health. Provenza is professor emeritus at Utah State University and throughout his career pioneered much work on animal nutritional behavior. Their paper, titled “Is Grassfed Meat and Dairy Better for Human and Environmental Health?” has a lengthy bibliography supporting their suppositions.
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