Treating The Farm As An Ecosystem – The 5 Tenets Of Soil Health…

Treating The Farm As An Ecosystem – The 5 Tenets Of Soil Health...

Gabe Brown of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, ND, shares his transformative journey of cultivating his farm from modern conventional use to a thriving living ecosystem. Through no-till and extensive cover crop usage, Gabe and his family are able to support a diverse array of farm and ranching enterprises that are both profitable and models of sustainability in regenerative agriculture.

The Brown’s believe in and practice Holistic Management, a part of which is farming and ranching in nature’s image. They strive to solve problems in a natural and sustainable way.  Improving soil health is a priority and no-till farming has been practiced since 1993. A diverse cropping strategy, which includes cover and companion crops are used. They have now elimnated the use of synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, and pesticides. They use minimal herbicide and are striving to eliminate it.

They do not use GMOs or glyphosate. Their ever evolving grazing strategy allows most of our pastures a recovery period of over 360 days.  These strategies have allowed the health of the soil, the mineral and water cycles to greatly improve. In other words, the natural resources have benefited.  This results in increased production, profit and a higher quality of life for them. In this 3 part series below, you’ll learn more about the benefits & techniques of this method of farming…



Treating The Farm As An Ecosystem Part 1…

Treating The Farm As An Ecosystem Part 2…

In part 2 of this presentation, we hear from Russell Hedrick of JRH Grain Farms in Catawba county, NC. Russell has gone from being a beginning farmer just 5 years ago, to rapidly expanding his grain production operations. He is an advocate of soil health, no till methods and utilizes a diversity of cover crops extensively as he blazes trails of innovation and inspiration for young and older farmers alike…

Treating The Farm As An Ecosystem Part 3…

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