Paul Greive is a USMC War Veteran and the co-founder of Pasturebird, the world’s largest daily-move pastured poultry operation.
He also helped launch Primal Pastures, a direct-to-consumer regenerative organic farm in southern California.
I was super excited to chat with him about how he got into farming, why he credits Lyme disease for kicking off his interest in regenerative agriculture, and how he grew both startups (hint: one surprise order of 50 chicks changed his life).
We also discuss why raising animals in their natural pasture habitat is essential, both for the environment and the added nutritional benefits we gain from their wild, foraged diets.The best thing the government can do for regenerative ag is to step out more than stepping in. - Paul Greive Click To Tweet
Paul then explains the difference between pasture-raised, cage-free, and free-range chickens. Then we geek out about why geese are totally underrated in the US.
You’ll also hear how Pasturebird uses the world’s largest land-based electric vehicles to help their chickens automatically move a full spot every 24 hours. FYI: It’s going to be in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Tune in to the episode now to hear more about:
- The challenges of scaling pasture-raised poultry
- The major cost drivers of getting chicken from the pasture to your table
- Biomimicry and the next big wave in ag tech
- A better financing model for regenerative farming, including tokenization and fractional ownership of farmlands
- The Farm Bill and other government programs and regulations
Mentioned in This Episode
- Paul Greive’s direct-to-consumer regenerative organic farm Primal Pastures
- Paul’s pasture-raised poultry company Pasturebird
- Paul’s LinkedIn
- Paul’s mentor Joel Salatin
- Find your local pasture-raised farm at Getrealchicken.com
- The Natural State Podcast 161: Taylor Collins – Using Regenerative Agriculture to Bring Ecosystems Back to Life
- The Natural State Podcast 150: Richard Perkins – Creating Regenerative Agriculture Ecosystems
- The Natural State Podcast 139: Eric Perner – Optimizing Regenerative Agriculture for a Better Future for Our Planet
- The Natural State Podcast 095: Will Harris – Regenerative Agriculture and Why More Farms Should Switch to this Eco-Friendly Model