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The Biological Farming Roundtable Podcast is for farmers and food consumers. Join host Nakala Maddock as she interviews regenerative farmers that are turning the tides in agriculture by reducing chemical inputs, rebuilding nature’s natural solar, mineral and water cycles and returning nutrient integrity back into the food chain.

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The Biological Farming Roundtable Podcast is for farmers and food consumers. Join host Nakala Maddock as she interviews regenerative farmers that are turning the tides in agriculture by reducing chemical inputs, rebuilding nature’s natural solar, mineral and water cycles and returning nutrient integrity back into the food chain.

    Episode 16 – Regenerative Cane Farming

    Episode 16 – Regenerative Cane Farming

    Today’s episode is with Cane Farmer, Michael Waring from Ingham, QLD. This podcast was recorded at the 2019 Regenerative Cane Farming Forum in March this year which is being repeated this year in March 2020 in Cairns. David Hardwick and Michael Waring are the contact for this event and details to register are below.



    In this episode Michael tells us about what things he is doing to increase his soil heath including implementing controlled traffic, multispecies crops, and biological stimulants.



    Michael has also done a course with Kym Kruse at RegenAG who teaches farmers how to make their own biofertilizers and he talks about how him and some farming friends have put in together to purchase a relocatable biofertilizer production plant.



    We also talk about a great initiative called Catalyst that supports farmers to trial new farming initiatives and the positive steps Cane Farmers are taking to minimize run off from their farms into waterways, and of great public interest our beloved Great Barrier Reef.



    https://www.regencane.com.au

    • 22 分鐘
    Episode 15 – Building a local food market

    Episode 15 – Building a local food market

    Today’s episode is with father and son, Bob and Ian Congdon from Organic Woodstock Farm and Flour in Berrigan, NSW.



    Ian and his wife Courtney met at the University of Melbourne while they were studying landscape management and geography. They both had a passion for agriculture and local food markets and saw farming as a means for environmental restoration and building healthy communities.



    Being young adults that were not in the thick of busy farming and were able to do their own market research. Together they built an innovative business milling and selling direct Ian’s dads organic grain.



    In 2016 they purchased a New American Stone Mill. They now are the sole buyers of Woodstock grain and sell the milled flour to bakers, restaurants, shops and families in the local region and across Melbourne. Their flour is as soft as baby’s powder and a delight to bake with. Their marketing strategy is simple and effective and their packaging is stylish and sustainable.



    The farm is now moving beyond organic and trialling regenerative pasture cropping.



    In past episodes we have talked about closing profit margins and commodity market restraints. These restrains can limit farmers from operating a value driven farming system that is good for the farmer, the consumer and the planet. This is a great story to get you thinking….but how could we?



    www.woodstockflour.com.au

    • 39 分鐘
    Episode 14 – The importance of a value driven farming system

    Episode 14 – The importance of a value driven farming system

    The importance of a value driven farming system.



    In this episode Rod Fraser talks about values, states and perceptions and the importance of these in making great farming and life decisions.



    www.businessgrowthstrategies.biz



    Rod Fraser and Ellyn Martin are the directors of Business Growth Strategies. They provide a wholistic approach to help you build something special. Starting with personal coaching for the business owner to help think things through and have those important conversations on multiple levels. Then they focus on getting your whole team firing around a sound achievable strategic plan. Consciously designing your business for purpose, people, profit AND planet.



    Our co-host David Hardwick is an Agroecologist who provides extension work in soil health.



    www.soillandfood.com.au



    David and his team provide extension projects, workshops and courses in soils, regenerative agriculture, agroecology, organics, composting, biofertilisers, regional food systems and rural cooperatives. They take an ecological and systems approach to Australia’s farming and food systems. From orchards to grazing, cropping to dairying; horticulture to sugarcane; they help build landholder capacity. They also carry out a range of consultancy services to clients across agriculture.



    Great reads recommended:



    The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle.

    The Intelligence Trap by David Robson.

    • 49 分鐘
    Episode 13 – Sustainable Abundance with Joel Salatin

    Episode 13 – Sustainable Abundance with Joel Salatin

    Today’s conversation is with Joel Salatin, a farmer, author, wordsmith, master communicator and world renown spokesperson for regenerative agriculture. Co-hosting with me is Charlie Arnot, Biodynamic, holistic, cattle, sheep and pig producer. This is the conversation we had the evening prior to the NutriSoil Sustainable Abundance Event. Two great men, nutting out the complexities and marvels of life. We talk farming, politics, psychology, health and carnivores.

    • 51 分鐘
    Episode 12 – Multispecies, inter row cropping & introducing cattle into regenerative cane farming

    Episode 12 – Multispecies, inter row cropping & introducing cattle into regenerative cane farming

    Today’s podcast is co-hosted with Agroecologist David Hardwick at the first ever cane regenerative farming forum held in Ingham, Queensland.



    A key presenter and leader at the event was Simon Mattsson, who operates a 190 hectare property at Marion, 30 kilometers west of Mackay, producing sugarcane, soybeans and chickpeas in rotation, in a controlled traffic farming system.



    Simon is a Nuffield scholar and a passionate soil health advocator who believes the biggest difference between the really resilient successful farmers and the rest, is their ability to take advantage of nature’s free resources, sunlight, rainfall, carbon and nitrogen.



    This is our after-dinner conversation with Simon Mattsson.

    • 34 分鐘
    Episode 11 – Increasing Carbon With Regenerative Agriculture

    Episode 11 – Increasing Carbon With Regenerative Agriculture

    Today’s conversation is with mixed farmer, Col Harper, from Ariah Park NSW.

    Col changed to regenerative agriculture 10 years ago. He uses a combination of exhaust fertiliser, worm liquid and animals in his system.

    Since changing to regenerative agriculture, Col has doubled his organic matter, and increased his Carbon levels by over 70%. Regular tissue tests, once unbalanced, are now returning a complete balance, and his grain is testing to have higher nutrient content and less screenings than other conventional grains in the area.

    Helping to prevent the rise in human disease Col explains that farming with regenerative practices is profitable, heals the environment and produces food that can be considered as medicine.

    • 26 分鐘

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