Long before regenerative agriculture became a buzz word, and before the era of social media, four remarkable individuals forged a path less traveled in the world of ranching. Their keen observation of their land and critical thinking led them to foresee the need for change in the grazing management. These pioneers paved the way for regenerative ranching in Louisiana. That’s why we’re calling them “Legends.”
From the introduction to Regenerative Agriculture Pioneers: Honoring the Legends
In this 11:41 video you’ll meet Don and Betty Ashford, ouisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.
It’s an attribute shared by Don and Betty, Cliff, and J.A., who all headed down the path of regenerative grazing despite many thinking they were crazy. As their success grew, they encouraged others to join them. They formed the Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition to educate others about the practices that ignited their passion.
“We weren’t trying to impress people or be famous…we thought it was a good idea and something we could help other people with,” adds Don Ashford.
And that’s just what they seem to have done. Today the Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition continues to share knowledge and encourage others interested in regenerative agriculture.
I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know these regenerative grazing pioneers. In Part 1 of this series, they share their stories. In Part 2, which is coming soon, they’ll break down the practices that they used to achieve success.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. For more lessons from the past, check out this week’s article collection.