The Regen Report is a podcast about taking regenerative agriculture to scale and diversifying life on the land.
Globally, Agriculture, forestry and land use account for 23 per cent of human based greenhouse gas emissions.
But while conventional agriculture is an enormous source of greenhouse gasses, if done differently it can become a vital carbon sink. The potential to drawdown carbon from the air and store it in healthy soils and natural systems is massive. If we are going to create a safe climate and reverse global warming, carbon drawdown needs to happen on a large-scale, fast.
The Regen Report will explore and share the innovations and practices that will get us to scale rapidly, with integrity and scientific rigour. We will report on the emerging industry from a diversity of perspectives.
This podcast is supported by AgriProve.
The Regen Report Ep #3
We visit an organic worm business supplying farmers with organic worm liquid across Australia, and new support for building natural capital on the land.
The power of worm juice
Nutrisoil is an organically certified concentrated worm liquid that is produced using a unique vermiculture recycling system. It is distributed and wholesaled direct to farmers across Australia. We visit the family run business, based at Baranduda near Wodonga in Victoria to find out how it is made and how it works in the paddock.
Darren Maddock - Manager Nutrisoil Production
Nakala Maddock – Manager Nutrisoil business, marketing and education team
Dr Maarten Stapper – Farming systems agronomist
Why do people choose to work in Soil carbon and regen
Consumers and farmers are becoming increasingly aware of the connection between the soil health, food production, the gut microbiome and human health. The opportunity to adopt regenerative farming practices to sequester more carbon in healthy soils makes a lot of sense.
To find out what is drawing new people into this space I spoke with three women working with AgriProve during a training exercise to drive the company’s new tractor and Soilkee Pasture Renovator.
Theresa Chapman - Tasmanian Soils Ecologist,
Melanie Addinsall - Soil Carbon Project Officer Vic
Kate Carmichael - Soil Carbon Project Officer NSW
Jamie Olsen - Soilkee Contractor West Gippsland.
Dur: 19.55 -33.50
New Funding for Natural Capital
An overview of new State and Federal Government financial support available for building natural capital on farm.
Matthew Warnken - Founder and Managing Director of AgriProve
Dur: 33.55 – 42.13
Music on the Regen Report is composed and recorded by Rosie Westbrook.
Episode #2 Tas Ag Co Transitions and Soil Carbon Methodology 2021
Tas Ag Co transitions
We head to north central Tasmania to meet Sam and Steph Trethewey co-founders of the Tasmanian Agricultural Company (Tas Ag Co). Almost two years ago they moved onto their new farm and began the conversion to a regenerative farming system. They share the highs and lows of being in the midst of that transition.
In 2020 they were the first farmers in the state to have a soil carbon project declared under the Emissions Reduction Fund and in February they launched their regenerative beef product in Hills St Grocer Stores across Tasmania.
Sam Trethewey is co-founder and Managing Director of Tas Ag Co, and Stephanie Trethewey is co-founder and Marketing Director of Tas Ag Co.
Regen pioneers & voluntary carbon credits verses ACCUs
The new opportunities for pioneers of Regen Ag and what to consider when choosing between registering your soil carbon credits with the Australian Government’s ERF or the voluntary market.
Matthew Warnken, Founder and Managing Director of AgriProve explains.
Labs respond to escalating demand for soil carbon testing
The Environmental Analysis Laboratory at Southern Cross University has employed 10 new staff and bought new equipment to meet the escalating demand for soil carbon testing as the soil carbon farming industry begins to scale. We speak with Graham Lancaster founding Manager/Director of the Environmental Analysis Laboratory Southern Cross University
New ERF method for soil carbon in 2021
The Agricultural Systems Methodology 2018 which governs the regulation of soil carbon farming and the issuance of soil carbon credits is under review. The changes may enable farmers to receive annual payments for building soil carbon and facilitate payments for delivering ecosystem services like improved biodiversity and water management. Matthew Warnken, Managing Director of AgriProve and Co-chair of the Carbon Market Institute’s Soil Carbon Taskforce outlines the proposals on the table.
To learn more about the science behind regenerating your soils watch the Building Top Soils: The Science of Soil Carbon Webinar Series with Declan McDonald . It’s had great feedback from farmers.
Transcript of Episode #2
The Regen Report is supported by AgriProve.
Episode #1 Taking Regenerative Agriculture to Scale
We visit the first farm in Australia to be awarded soil carbon credits owned by Niels and Marja Olsen in West Gippsland Victoria. Niels builds soil carbon by growing multispecies pasture crops using his invention the Soilkee Pasture Renovator. He is building top soil year on year and has roots growing down a metre in the soil.
We meet Matthew Warnken, founder and Managing Director of AgriProve , Australia’s leading soil carbon solutions company. He aims to have 30 million hectares under soil carbon projects by 2030 and says soil carbon will soon eclipse other project types under the Australian Governments Emissions Reduction Fund. Also good news for regenerative agriculture pioneers, they now have a way to register carbon projects under the ERF.
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The Regen Report is supported by AgriProve.