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Regenerative Resources: What We’re Reading and Listening to at Noble

Looking for a good book or podcast to learn more about regenerating your soils and grazing lands or managing your operation? We’ve collected an intriguing set of titles and programs suggested by the ranching advisors, course facilitators, ranch managers and even our CEO at Noble.

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When we asked folks at Noble Research Institute what books and podcasts they turn to for education and inspiration about regenerative agriculture and more, we got a wide range of answers. Some are the latest titles and programs from innovative ranchers, livestock producers and scientists; others are classics about conservation, food issues and even how our land was settled in the first place.

We invite you to check out the following books and podcasts, listed alphabetically, suggested by Noble’s regenerative ranching advisors, course facilitators, ranch managers and our president and CEO, Steve Rhines.

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“A Bold Return to Giving a Damn” by Will Harris

“Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture” by Gabe Brown

“Farmacology: Total Health From the Ground Up” by Daphne Miller

“For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems” by Nicole Masters

“Green Grass in the Spring: A Cowboy’s Guide to Saving the World” by Tony Malmberg

“Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses” by David Pratt

“Land, Livestock and Life: A Grazier’s Guide to Finance” by Allan Nation

“Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility” by Michael Phillips

“Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom” by Fred Provenza

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan

“One-Straw Revolutionary: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka” by Larry Korn

“A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold

“Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West” by Stephen E. Ambrose

“The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” by Wendell Berry

“Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease — and How to Fight It” by Benjamin Bikman

“Your Successful Farm Business: Production, Profit, Pleasure” by Joel Salatin

Have books and podcasts you’d like to recommend? We’d love to hear about them — let us know in the comments.

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Improve your land, your livestock and your livelihood… Today!

Build resiliency in your land and profitability for your ranching operation.

Marilyn Cummins

Marilyn Cummins is an agricultural journalist and editor from Columbia, Missouri. She grew up on a registered Angus farm in northwest Missouri before earning her undergraduate degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Missouri, a program she later led as a faculty member. Marilyn’s career includes creating agricultural content at newspapers, magazines, and public relations and advertising agencies before going out on her own many years ago. Her passions beyond ag include making art in her studio and playing music with friends.

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