Episode #139

Eric Perner

Optimizing Regenerative Agriculture for a Better Future for Our Planet

Monocrops have a devastating impact on ecosystems and species extinction and there’s a huge risk if we go down this path of rewarding companies promoting a plant-based system. Click To Tweet

I’ve had a few guests on this podcast come on and talk about regenerative agriculture, a topic near and dear to my heart, and I’m excited to share another great one with you.

Eric Perner is the founder of Rep Provisions, a regenerative ranch in Oklahoma that’s making incredible strides in this space.

Eric and his team actively work to regenerate America’s grasslands to produce clean foods that benefit people, animals, and our planet.

And he comes on the show to share all of the fascinating things he’s up to with regards to that.

So you’ll hear about how Eric took over a ranch in Oklahoma and completely transformed it in the years he’s had it. You’ll also discover his regenerative agriculture methods, why they work so well, and the powerful results he’s seen since implementing his practices.

Eric also chats about some of the problems regenerative agriculture farmers face, how monocrop farms are destroying our planet, and what it’s going to take to fix our food system.

We also dive into how regenerative agriculture can transform the omega 6 to omega 3 ratios in pork, how regenerative farms follow natural cycles found in nature and work seamlessly as a result, and so much more.

If you’re putting pigs in their natural environment, the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3s in their meat is dramatically lower just by putting them on grass. Click To Tweet

As you’ll learn in this episode, Eric’s dad taught him the importance of using farming practices that align with nature and work with it to make it better than it was before.

He adopted this style of farming and took it further by optimizing the farm he took over where he uses regenerative agriculture to maximize land usage and promote a healthier environment.

When you tune in, you’ll be amazed and impressed with how much Eric’s been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time and how it benefits people, animals, and the environment as a result. 

If you’re into the regenerative agriculture space or you’re looking to learn the benefits that come with this powerful farming method, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

Here’s a peek at some of the topics we cover in this episode:

  • Eric’s background and how he found himself in the regenerative agriculture space
  • How his dad influenced his regenerative agriculture principles
  • His definition of grass-fed versus regenerative agriculture
  • The core principles he uses in his farm
  • How Allan Savory influenced the way he operated his farm and what he implemented as a result
  • How his farm transformed over time from using a regenerative agriculture model
  • What inputs he uses in his farm, why he chose them, and how this differs from traditional farmers
  • The mineral content of his soil
  • Why he added hogs and goats to his cattle farm and what he’s seen from doing this
  • Can poultry and pork farms really turn regenerative?
  • The inherent issues with monocrop farms and why they’re so detrimental
  • How the hogs and goats interact seamlessly and what this does for Eric’s farm
  • Eric’s thoughts on scaling regenerative farming and the most common issues he faces when trying to do this
  • Why he’s part of a five family farming partnership
  • How regenerative farming effects humanity
  • The destruction monocrop farms cause
  • Testing fat in pork to determine the omega ratios

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