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Quivira Coalition Regenerate Field Days: THE REGEN RANCH: HEALTHY SOIL, HEALTHY LIVESTOCK, HEALTHY PEOPLE

Nov 02 - Nov 04 2021

Quivira Coalition Regenerate Field Days: THE REGEN RANCH: HEALTHY SOIL, HEALTHY LIVESTOCK, HEALTHY PEOPLE

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THE REGEN RANCH: HEALTHY SOIL, HEALTHY LIVESTOCK, HEALTHY PEOPLE

FRIDAY, OCT 15TH OAKWOOD, TX

TIME: 9AM-4PM CT CAPACITY: 75

 

ABOUT THE FIELD DAY

This workshop will focus on the crucial connection between soil health and human health. Visit woman-owned and operated The Regen Ranch and see how Christine Martin uses Holistic Management practices to manage her land for increased soil health and productivity. Learn how healthy soil leads to healthy livestock, more nutrient-dense foods, and healthy people!

Hear Dr. Fred Provenza and Stephan van Vliet speak on the nutritional value of grass-fed meat vs. grain-fed. Wayne Knight will speak about holistic grazing management and monitoring practices that build healthy soil and create long-term benefits for the land and the people managing it. Betsy Ross and Brandon Bing will discuss pasture soil health. Doctor and rancher, Dr. Arland Hill will present on ranching for high nutrient density.

We’ll spend the morning outside and explore the land seeing firsthand how Christine’s management decisions have resulted in increased organic matter in the soil, healthier animals, and more nutrient-dense meats along with speakers Betsy Ross and Brandon Bing. We’ll then enjoy a lunch featuring meats and vegetables from The Regen Ranch and neighboring farms. Afternoon presentations with Dr. Arland Hill, Fred Provenza, and Stephan van Vliet will be held indoors.

 

ABOUT THE RANCH

Christine Martin is passionate about being able to offer the cleanest and most nutrient dense meats and eggs to her customers, as she has experienced personal healing from health issues by changing the food she ate. Christine has been using Holistic Management principles and practices and selling direct to consumers since 2016. She moved onto the ranch during March 2020, just as the Covid-19 Pandemic started and settled her cattle, sheep and poultry onto the new property. Due to the food shortages caused by the pandemic, many customers have realized that they have more local and healthier options to source their food, so she’s been working to increase her production to meet the unexpected demand for clean meats and eggs.

 

Questions about The Regen Ranch Field Day? Contact Steph Marie Von Ancken, stephv@holisticmanagement.org

Facilitation Team

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Whit Hibbard

Whit is a fourth generation Montana cattle rancher, publisher/editor of Stockmanship Journal (www.stockmanshipjournal.com), and a former national park mounted ranger. He writes a stockmanship series for Drovers and On Pasture, and teaches low-stress livestock handling clinics all over the Western U.S and Central Canada.
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Bre Owens

WLA Stewardship Coordinator
Breanna Owens lives in Los Molinos, California with her sons Will and Clyde. She runs a small cattle and sheep operation based in Tehama County, California utilizing mostly leased private and public lands. Bre grew up in Northern California on a cow-calf ranch, attended Chico State and Colorado State University—Fort Collins. She is motivated by a love for the agriculture industry…for the people, land and livestock that are a part of it. She is inspired by the current conversations and opportunities in highlighting the linkages between the agriculture and conservation communities. Prior to joining WLA as stewardship coordinator, Bre has been engaged with the Conflict Reduction Consortium, Women in Ranching, and the On Land editorial board. Most recently she worked with the California State University—Chico Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems, along with working with a ranching-conservation collaborative called Working Circle Proactive Stewardship that developed as a result of wolves expanding their range to Northern California. Prior to that she worked with Point Blue Conservation Science as a Senior Range Ecologist and Program Coordinator for the Rangeland Watershed Initiative, a partnership program with NRCS. She has been a mentor through Quivira’s New Agrarian Program and is a California Certified Rangeland Manager. She sits on the Board of Directors for Holistic Management International, serves as the Board President of the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition. She is working with the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management (a Savory Institute hub) as a ranch participant in the Ecological Outcome Verification program.

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