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What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture is the production of food, fuel, or fiber using farming systems that regenerate the natural resources of the ecosystem in which they are practiced.
Often referred to as “carbon farming,” regenerative agriculture systems sequester more carbon into the soil or above-ground biomass than they release into the atmosphere. By focusing on pulling atmospheric carbon down into the earth, carbon farmers all over the world are able to restore the land’s natural cycles, improve the fertility of their land, produce more nutrient-dense forage and food, improve water retention and filtration, improve profits, and free their lands from the dependence on chemicals.
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Why Do We Farm?
Land. Animals. People.
Five generations of our family have called this farm home. The youngest generation is learning to walk in the fields that its great-great-grandparents tended. It is this long and loving history with the land that guides our farming practices today. We take the lessons given to us by our predecessors while always considering the well-being of future generations.
We are proud of the animals we raise, and the land we tend. Our goal with Studio Hill is to provide healthy food to our family and local community while improving the land on which the food was produced. We feel lucky to do work that connects us to the land, animals, and the people around us.
Carbon: The World’s Best Fertilizer.
We are carbon farmers. Our goal in farming is to pass on land to the next generation that is outrageously fertile. We chose to raise animals here for their amazing natural ability to revitalize the soil under their feet. The chickens, turkeys, and sheep that move through our rolling pastures every day are the central component of our regenerative farming practices.
By allowing the animals to express their true nature, they do the work of aerating, sanitizing, and fertilizing the land better than any tractor or chemical concoction ever could. The animals, when allowed to act naturally in nature, restart the downward swing of the carbon cycle. The manure, grazing, and light aeration of the animals stimulates an explosion of growth in the soil’s microbiology, the grass, and therefore (as growing plants draw CO2 out of the air) in the downward pull of carbon into the earth—which, in turn, stimulates more microbial activity, grows more grass, and feeds more animals. It’s a food-producing, carbon-sequestering, positive-feedback loop. And we are honored to do the work…which, in practice, is really just moving fences and carrying buckets.
Pasture-Raised Regenerative Meat
Know Your Farmer. Know Your Food.
We raise animals on the land because the land needs the animals. Returning animals to the land has brought the full abundance of nature back to the farm. We’re sequestering carbon. We’re improving our soil. We’re feeding the wildlife. We’re cooling the planet. And we’re producing healthy food for our community.
We’re proud of the work we do here and invite you to join us in our mission to create an economically- and ecologically-regenerative food system. Thank you.