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Episode 7 – Building a Holistic Regenerative Farming System with Nick and Lucy Kelly

7/10/2018
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Nick and Lucy Kelly farm a 2000Ha cereal and livestock farm in Newdegate, WA. Using plants and animals as the tools, Nick has transitioned the farm from conventional to a holistic regenerative system. Multispecies summer covers are sown, with French White Millet as the main species, and plant senescing is now the key trigger to […]

Duration:00:29:32

Episode 6 – Low input, closed, profitable system

6/14/2018
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Jeff, his wife Jenny, and son Jarrod Andrews operate a 1000 Ha sheep property in Blighty, NSW. Using NutriSoil, a worm based fertiliser for 15 years and recently, Ectol, they turn off 6500 lambs per year. The Andrews are breaking the boundaries with nitrogen inputs in their corn crops using under 11 units of nitrogen […]

Duration:00:29:49

Episode 5 Calm the Farm

5/17/2018
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Suzanne Lewis is an ethical sheep producer that is passionate about low-stress sheep management and explains, that a healthy sheep is a happy sheep. Suzanne explains the benefits such as increased sheep weight, fertility, and meat quality, as well as decreased worm burdens, that result from low-stress sheep management. Suzanne manages 1400 x white suffolk composite […]

Duration:00:24:18

A Five Year Transition

3/9/2018
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Tom Briggs, along with his Dad Colin operate a mixed cropping property near Rutherglen, Victoria. The father and son team have strong regenerative farming values and while being moderate synthetic input users are now two years into a longer-term plan to totally remove synthetic fertilisers from their system. Listen to their story of how they […]

Duration:00:22:08

Episode 3 Natural Intelligence Agriculture with Di Haggerty

1/17/2018
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Di Haggerty operates a 12000-hectare sheep and cereal property in Western Australia’s central Wheatbelt using animals, worm liquid, compost extract and low levels of nitrogen. Di farms with her husband Ian and son James. The recent Charles Massy book “Call of the Reed Warbler” writes that the Haggertys are two of the most radical and open-minded thinkers […]

Duration:00:32:12

001 – Roots not Iron with Blake Vince

11/26/2017
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Blake Vince is a corn, soybean and wheat producer from Canada. He is a Nuffield scholar, a cover crop specialist, a pioneer of no-till practices and an international speaker on regenerative farming practices. In this episode, Blake talks about reducing the impact and use of glyphosate, success in sowing corn clean without fungicide or pesticides, […]

Duration:00:27:10

002 – The beginnings of holistic transition with Andrew Freshwater

11/26/2017
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Andrew Freshwater from Australian Food and Farming has recently taken over a conventional cropping property in Tocumwal, NSW where he is building a holistic grazing operation. Andrew talks about jumpstarting a biological system, holistic management decision making, and transparency in food production.

Duration:00:17:33