Speaker: Adam Reimer
Tackling the water quality and conservation challenges in agriculture requires technical and economic knowledge and tools, but cannot stop there. A vibrant and resilient agricultural sector relies on an acknowledgement of the economic, social, and cultural components of farming and rural communities. A truly sustainable, regenerative food system will not only focus on the practices that build soil health and provide agronomic resilience, but also invest in the people and communities managing those systems. This work will require changes to the underlying economic, market, and policy structures that drive landscape and farm-scale decisions, as well as building a stronger sense of purpose and community in agricultural communities. Leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of what has worked, and not worked, in agricultural conservation, this talk will lay out a vision of what a socially regenerative agriculture would look like in Wisconsin and the broader global food system.