Ep 146: Can regenerative farming feed the world?

This week I’m chatting with Donna Kilpatrick from Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development. Heifer International was kind enough to sponsor this interview with Donna.

With over 25 years of experience in agriculture, Donna Kilpatrick specializes in pasture-based livestock production, ecosystem restoration, and land stewardship. She leads Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas where she serves as an Accredited Professional with the Savory Institute, the world’s leading regenerative agriculture organization, and directs the ranch as a Savory Global Network Hub. The 1,200-acre ranch is a thriving, living ecosystem with stacked enterprises that include beef cattle, pigs, sheep, and poultry, raised in an integrated, holistically managed system. Heifer Ranch contributes premium grass-finished and non-GMO meat to the Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative of small-scale livestock farms, where Donna deploys and tests the Savory Institute’s science-backed regenerative farming methods.

In our interview today, Donna and I will talk about her background and start with Heifer International, what regenerative farming practice looks like at the ranch, how we can balance sustainability while also trying to feed the world and her corgi that she is training to be a cattle dog. When the shows over, check out Heifer International at the links below.

Heifer International Website

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Show Notes:

  • Donna’s Background
  • What is Heifer International?
  • Global development organization Heifer International’s
  • Balancing sustainability with feeding the world
  • Holistic Management model
  • Climate change issues have been around for a while, how long have regenerative ag practices been around?
  • Regenerative Ag and Ranching
  • Cattle Corgi
  • How can people help Heifer International?

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