Regenerative Agriculture at W Diamond Ranch
Transitioning from previously understood practices to farming with principles that promote the ecological health of the land economic health of the farm operation.
Our journey to regenerative farming has allowed us to improve the soil health of our farm and the quality of our products. We have learned many lessons along the way and are consistently working to improve our practices by learning from other operations and our own experience.
The following is an overview of the principles of Regenerative Agriculture, followed by some examples of how it is practiced at W Diamond Ranch - many resources with further and more in depth information are available on our Resources page.
Overview of Regenerative Agriculture
What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles that rehabilitates the entire ecosystem and enhances soil health, allowing farms to effectively grow crops and raise animals without the use of added fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
This is a new, yet very old, way of thinking about the stewardship of farmland and how we continue to sustainably grow food for everyone. Utilizing holistic practices for both growing crops and raising animals, regenerative agriculture is generally based on the following six principles, as described in more detail in Understanding Ag's fact sheets.
The Six Principles are:
Know your context
Do Not Disturb
Cover and Build Surface Armor
Mix It Up
Keep Living Roots in the Soil
Grow Healthy Soil and Animals Together