Understanding Regenerative Agriculture

Previously Recorded | December 15, 2021

Donna Kilpatrick, Heifer Ranch Manager and Land Steward for Heifer USA, explains what regenerative agriculture is and how it differs from other climate friendly terms.

Donna Kilpatrick.

Donna Kilpatrick

Heifer Ranch Manager and Land Steward

Pierre Ferrari.

Pierre Ferrari

President & CEO

Regenerative agriculture is seen by many as a way to reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment, but what is it and why does it matter? Regenerative agriculture takes a holistic approach to farming principles and practices, and aims to restore entire ecosystems, improve soil health and increase biodiversity. For that to work and to produce quality food in a way that protects the environment, animals, the land and the soil need to work together.

Join Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, for a live conversation with Donna Kilpatrick, Heifer Ranch Manager and Land Steward for Heifer USA, who will explain what regenerative agriculture is and how it differentiates from other climate friendly terms. They will discuss the importance of integrating livestock into a closed system, reducing or eliminating soil tilling, and testing and measuring soil health.

As a newly accredited Savory Institute Global Network Hub, Heifer Ranch is training small-scale farmers from across the country in regenerative farming practices, increasing farm productivity, building more resilient food systems and fighting climate change through agriculture.