In this episode, Catherine Kirchner shares her inspiring journey from being a teacher to becoming a regenerative farmer. She recounts the challenges she faced and the steps she took to establish herself in the agricultural industry. Catherine's farming philosophy focuses on building a symbiotic relationship with the land and animals, leading her to unconventional methods like stacking enterprises. This approach has not only increased profitability but also fostered sustainability. She shares her experiences with cattle and sheep farming, discussing her preferences for specific breeds and her marketing strategies. Catherine emphasizes the importance of continuous learning, mentorship, and innovation in farming practices. The episode concludes with a discussion on stacked enterprises and Catherine's expansion into poultry farming.
Holistic Management by Allan Savory
Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown
For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems by Nicole Masters
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