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Off the Contour #22 — Producing chickens like cows

Off the Contour #22 — Producing chickens like cows

by Darren J. Doherty 2016 marked 40 years since Earl Butz (1909-2008) resigned as USA Secretary of Agriculture, however his vision for ‘getting big or getting out’ and ‘planting fence row to fence row’ has continued unabated — as have the terms of trade decline for producers and the decreased…

Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin writes about the Regrarians Platform®

Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin writes about the Regrarians Platform®

“…I believe this is one of the most profound assessments of human-ecology dependencies that exist…” — Joel Salatin, in the ‘The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs”, referring to the Regrarians Platform® Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest ever farmers. In the ‘regenerative agriculture’ movement…

Positions Available at Carversville Farm Foundation!

Positions Available at Carversville Farm Foundation!

Positions Available at Carversville Farm Foundation! FIELD MANAGER Job description:  Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Field Manager with significant experience growing Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and perennials. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional grower looking for a career on the cutting edge of sustainable food production. You…

Irrigation Dam Concept Layout

Irrigation Dam Concept Layout

The late, great P.A. Yeomans (1904-1984) did the world a great service by developing the #Keyline farm planning system from the 1940’s. With this he provided some excellent and enduring work on the ground on any number of properties across Australia and a few other parts of the world, notably a…

Low-Tillage Non-Inversion Tree Establishment?

Low-Tillage Non-Inversion Tree Establishment?

Over the years I’ve been musing and discussing with both myself and a number of folks about the notion of non-inversion, low-till broad scale tree/shrub establishment. Its always concerned me that methods we pioneered, going back to the mid 90’s with the DOJO (ripper:tiller:mounder) and beyond, have been particularly deleterious…

#RegrariansGeography Process — Holstons Station

#RegrariansGeography Process — Holstons Station

#2Geography in the #RegrariansPlatform® — our first planning project for 2017 — Holstons Pastoral Co is 1000ha (2500ac) property near Buchan in Gippsland, VIC, AU. Here we are starting things off with the #RegrariansGeography analysis — this is in part adapted from the late P.A. Yeomans Keyline® Geographic and Geometric analysis…

2017 Kicks off at Holston’s Station

2017 Kicks off at Holston’s Station

We kicked off 2017 with our first farm visit for the year at the 1300ha Holstons Station near Buchan in east Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The brief is to design build a complete Keyline® landscape using the #RegrariansPlatform. We tested the new DJI #MavicPro — both for getting a bird’s eye view of the site…