The natural choice
Regenerative practice allows our soil to heal so that our land can become active again.
Once this state has been achieved, with greater understanding, we can grow healthy, mineral-dense food.
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WHERE HAVE WE GONE WRONG?
Graeme Sait explains.
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the fear of change
It is not an easy shift from something you are familiar with to something that is different and unfamiliar.
Having sat, in conference after conference, and listened to the questions from farmers and beekeepers, I have noticed there is an underlying fear.
I am naturally a risk taker but for most people this is not an option. What I fear most is becoming stagnant, the inability to NOT change.
For me personally my fear is to be incapacitated and unable to use my body to live. This was a reality for me, lying unable to move, forced me to face my fear. I had to change my ways.
From Industrial to Regenerative
Making a shift from Industrial to Regenerative practices requires a giant leap of faith.
Educating and changing an industrial mindset is a challenge but it’s not impossible.
Acknowledge why you want to change. Is it for profit? Food quality? Environment? Family time? Health?
Remember, no matter what drives you, you must always be profitable. Click on PROFIT in our Resources Library for more information.
What Experts say
Changing the farming business plan to survive The Dry.
June 2018 – present day.
The ability to adapt to change is what defines us as humans. It is why our race of people has populated every continent in the world.
It is the same for me, my reaction to the east coast drought has led me to leave my home, I had to destock. My livestock trading business was made unviable by a rising cost caused by a shortage of grass. My strict trading rules showed me that the way I was doing business was not going to be profitable, so I sold my complete herd.
Opportunity for any type of viable business that I wanted to be involved with was going to be affected by the drought, so I looked further afield. A door opened that led me to take up a management role for a new corporate farming trust.
I am selling my time for money. Doing what I know how to do, increasing my knowledge and being able to have some influence towards regenerative practices.
As a bonus my contract guarantees I make a profit every year, this in turn guarantees my family’s lifestyle and wellbeing. I can plan for the future and not waste time, money and energy worrying about the weather.
This is not for everyone but an off-farm income can guarantee the farm’s survival and it works for me. The most important benefit is the security that comes with making this hard decision.
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death.
These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence. These values are defined and protected by law.
Jun 19, 2019
The Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) was recognised as a human right by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 July 2010.
“The human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses.”
the Murray-Darling Basin is in ‘most severe’ two-to-three year drought conditions in 120 years of records, BOM says.
Every drought is different, but when it comes to the current drought conditions across the Murray-Darling Basin, BOM says it is now “the most severe in 120 years of records”.
Jul 19, 2019
Current drought conditions come after a 2016/2017 summer characterised by record breaking temperatures, followed by a record dry winter.
Rainfall over southern Australia during autumn 2018 was the second lowest on record.