Mimicking Nature: Integrating Livestock into Perennial and Annual Cropping Systems
Integrating livestock into cropping practices can foster profound benefits to soil health, crop quality, ease (and enjoyment) of farming, biodiversity and profitability. This practice enables the farm to more effectively mimic nature by enhancing ecosystem processes like water and mineral cycles. Additionally, substantial reductions in off-site fertility, farm labor, tractor use and fossil fuel consumption are the norm in farms that intelligently integrate livestock into their cropping practices. This presentation gives particular attention to the role of holistic design in creating successful farming practices.
Speakers: Kelly Mulville, Paicines Ranch