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Sep 27, 2022

Listen in to our awesome chat with Allen Williams, 6th generation family farmer, founding partner of Grass Fed Insights LLC, and regenerative agriculture expert! 

Agriculture is the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.

If you want to live your most amazing life, and if you want to support your health and the future of this planet in the best way possible, education and understanding in agriculture is so powerful that once you begin down the regenerative path, you will never turn back.

With inflation on the rise, supply chains being disrupted, energy becoming more expensive, and food scarcity becoming more of an issue, it's more important now than ever to be less dependent on the modern food system. But how do we do it as a consumer?

Among many of the things we'll discuss:

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ The history of our modern food system.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ The hazards with herbicides, pesticides, fungacides, fertilizers, and GMO’s?

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ The difference in conventional, organic, regenerative, and other definitions and labels. And what is the best thing to choose with our purchasing dollars.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ How to start your own garden properly.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Permaculture.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Principles of soil health.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Rules of adaptive stewardship.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Ecosystem processes.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ What to do if you want to start your own producing...

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ And so much more!

Listed below are some topic timestamps for your listening pleasure! 

00:00:00 intro to Allen Williams and Understanding Ag

00:02:20 Allen’s story! a history of family farming

00:11:23 what is agriculture and regenerative agriculture?

00:12:24 biggest problem with modern agriculture?

00:17:30 food system history (super interesting)

00:25:54 doses of fertilizer vs NATURE’S way!

00:30:26 how does regenerative ag restore things?

00:33:53 seasons, cycles animals, bees, microbes, and more!

00:39:44 what are the biggest expenses for regenerative ag?

00:41:17 at what point are you planting what you want and how?

00:43:56 what about tilling the soil?

00:49:50 this is how we can rebuild our planet!

00:51:13 what are some practical things WE can do as consumers? CONSUMERS ARE INTEGRAL!

00:58:56 how do you begin as a small scale β€œfarmer?”

01:01:10 best place to start with educating yourself.

01:02:54 is there anything to be hopeful for? is there optimism?

01:05:08 Q & A from our members.

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