This may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of activity to report on.

This month saw coverage of the regenerative space by major mainstream publications, new research out of New Zealand, and a groundswell of activity from our Land to Market program. See below for three new Land to Market products just launched this month, plus a whole lot more...
Land to Market Launches New Seal & Logo
Savory Institute’s Land to Market program is proud to unveil its new 'Land to Market Verified' seal, as well as an updated logo for the program.
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3 New 'Land to Market Verified' Products
February saw three new 'Land to Market Verified' products hit the shelves, including the first-ever dairy products, the first beef supplier in Chile, and a new bar from EPIC Provisions:
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Leading with Social Impact Podcast
New podcast with Turkey Hub leader, Durukan Dudu, highlighting his work with Anatolian Grasslands, consulting for the FAO, and Safi Mera––Turkey’s first food ecosystem/brand with regenerative and grass-fed animal-based food products.
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Regenerative Agriculture - Research Pathways in New Zealand
Outlining a pathway for building scientific support of regenerative agriculture.
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Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp
The NYT highlights emerging carbon markets and regenerative grazing in this feature article.
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How Holistic Financial Planning Can Create Wealth
NorCal Hub leader, Abbey Smith, discusses how Holistic Financial Planning can allow farmers and ranchers to be profitable while maintaining quality of life.
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The Unintended Consequences of “Practices”
There was a recent news article about farmers rushing to plant cover crops for erosion control, but an “unintended consequence” somehow appeared: increased herbicide usage and a decrease in aquatic life.

Why is that?

Whether it be cover crops, perennial crops, no-till, compost, biochar, planned grazing, or a combination thereof, there’s a growing trend towards pushing hard for “regenerative” practices… but is this singular focus on “practices” failing us? What happens when we play whack-a-mole trying to address various problems without addressing the root cause? What happens when a new “regenerative” practice is implemented but the “conventional” mindset remains?

Well, you get unintended consequences, downstream effects (literally, in this case)... what some call "wicked problems."

It’s why we advocate for more than just "practices." It’s why we advocate for Holistic Management, and––while that includes a few procedures like Holistic Planned Grazing within its body of knowledge––ultimately it does not dictate or require one practice over another. After all, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to land regeneration, and any practices implemented should fit the unique context of the situation.

Instead, Holistic Management focuses upstream of practices (the "how") and gets to the mindset (the "why.") It provides a framework in which your holistic context (i.e. your North Star) guides your decision-making, something very much needed amidst the infinite complexities of living systems.

"How?" you might ask. There are a series of 7 quick-and-easy context checks that consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts that may result from an action relative to your holistic context. Ultimately, they allow you to avoid unintended consequences from actions you may have considered taking without looking at the full picture. By running any decision through this simple process, it allows anyone, regardless of whether they’re managing a farm, a business, or any other complex system, to make decisions that are truly in line with your desired values.

Q&A Webinar with 'Sustenance' Filmmaker
On March 3rd, we're hosting a Q&A webinar with Yasi Gerami, the filmmaker behind Sustenance. As a bonus, Regenerating Members also get an exclusive free viewing of the film. Join today!
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Interview with 'The Soil Will Save Us' Author
Join the New Hampshire Savory Hub, Stonewall Farm, as they discuss the book The Soil Will Save Us with author Kristen Ohlson.
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Q&A with Daniel Griffith, Savory Hub Leader & Author of ‘Wild Like Flowers’
We're thrilled to be hosting Savory Hub Leader and author of the new book 'Wild Like Flowers' for a live Q&A webinar.
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Growing a Regenerative Food Network
The Regenerative Food Network is like nothing we have ever seen before, and it is designed using regenerative practices like putting farmers first and connecting consumers in urban areas with rural producers in a way that supplies nutrient-dense food to urban centers and boosts the economies of rural communities.
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