Episode 131. A Talk with Fred Provenza. Part 1

This episode is the first of two featuring a conversation between Kara Kroeger, a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program, and Fred Provenza. Fred is a well-known author and expert on animal health, human health, plant health, and how they are related – as well as their role in the care of ecosystems.

Kara works out of NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas. The conversation took place at the recent 2019 Regenerate Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted by the Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association. There may be a bit of background noise here and there, but the conversation is worth it.

Kara and Fred talk in-depth about the importance of quality and diversity of foods for animals and humans, and how important the relationships between particular foods are.

Be sure to come back next week for the second part of the conversation, when the discussion begins with pasture management and covers a wide range of practical and philosophical areas. You’ll be sure to enjoy it.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Kara Kroeger directly at karak@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Livestock and Pasture

Other Resources:

Quivira Coalition

Holistic Management International

The American Grassfed Association

Behavioral Education for Human Animal Vegetation and Ecosystem Management


The Art and Science of Shepherding

Is Grassfed Meat and Dairy Better for Human and Environmental Health?

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