Social Soil Building I: Reflections on Running a Regenerative Business

Mar 26, 2019 2:05:00 PM / by Christine Su posted in future of tech, new farmers and ranchers, PastureMap Journey, regeneration rising, soil health

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A version of this post first appeared July 2018. This March 2019 update precedes the Grassfed Exchange: Regeneration Rising 2019 conference.
 
Many of us in the soil health movement like to think of ourselves as regenerative businesses. But a regenerative mindset isn’t only about land, animals, and plants. Building a regenerative business means including ourselves. We need to invest in what Nikki Silvestri calls social soil building.

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Precision ranching: Make money using electronic ID eartags for cattle records

Mar 18, 2019 10:05:00 AM / by Christine Su posted in Data, future of tech, regeneration rising, ranchers, cattle, record keeping

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Electronic ID / RFID tags for cattle identification are becoming increasingly popular as producers use them to track individual animal performance. EID tags, wand readers, and portable scales are making smart cattle tracking easier by the day.

So - how can this technology help us make more profits? By tracking individual cattle AND individual pasture performance to more effectively convert grass to beef to dollars. 

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$$ for Carbon: Healthy Soils Action Guide Released

Mar 8, 2019 10:59:28 AM / by Christine Su posted in carbon sequestration, future of tech, regeneration rising, regenerative agriculture, ranchers

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Just released! Healthy Soils to Cool the Planet, a philanthropic and investment guide to scale up soil carbon sequestration. This excellent guide by Breakthrough Strategies includes basic information on the benefits of healthy soils, a list of regenerative agricultural practices and an extensive portfolio of recommended grantees.

Here at PastureMap, we are delighted and grateful to be featured as one of the 6 recommended investment opportunities in Soil Health for impact investors. 

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