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Although most tracts of land offer wildlife management opportunities, wildlife goals are more easily attained on some properties than others. Consider native plant communities, habitat, surrounding area and property size.
Generally speaking, a 1% increase in organic matter corresponds to an increase in soil water-holding capacity by about 20,000 gallons of water per acre.
Regenerating the land is achievable, but it is not a recipe. It starts with a belief that soil, water, plant, animal and human are all connected, meaning every decision must work with this natural rhythm and not in spite of it.
For most agricultural enterprises, success and long-term viability ultimately hinges on soil health.
For farmers and ranchers considering a transition to regenerative agriculture, there may be no more important consideration than increasing plant diversity.
The benefit to planting a mixture of cool-season forages is you’ll be able to carry your animals into the winter without being as dependent on hay.