The Noble Research Institute writes about a young rancher who is implenting sustainability into his operations.
- Brett Peshek is an Oklahoman farmer who has embraced regenerative and sustainable ag practices.
- After implemented cover crops such as legumes and biannual forbs on his land, Peshek has noticed an improvement in soil and water quality.
- Empowering farmers and ranchers, who are our first environmentalists, will yield positive economic and environmental results.
“As I focus on a very low-input system, I don’t use commercial fertility with what I plant, and I don’t worry about the broadleaf weeds that come up when my pastures are resting. Much of my livestock use the broadleaves as a source for minerals and, as a result, eliminated the need for chemical inputs entirely. Some of my favorite broadleaves, like sunflowers and giant ragweed, provide a much-needed energy source for my livestock in the fall while grasses are going dormant.”
Read the full article here.