Oklahoma Producers Explore New Approach to Farming, Ranching

Denise GillinAgribusiness, News, Risk Management

By Evan Onstot for Koco.com

We grow things here in Oklahoma.

Our state’s farming and ranching heritage is as strong here as anywhere. But are most of the state’s producers doing it wrong?

Some producers swear there’s a better way: regenerative farming.

All producers want to grow better crops and raise healthier animals. And they want to make more money. All of these things are happening for a small group of Oklahoma ranchers who’ve basically thrown out the plow – and decades of tradition.

At the entrance to his sprawling Western Oklahoma ranch, not far from the Texas border, Jimmy Emmons has posted his favorite saying: Long Live the Soil.

Everything that Emmons does is focused on making his soil healthier, and he’s upending generations of family farming tradition to do it.

“They done the best they could with the technology they had. And I think we should do the best with the technology we have,” he said.

Click to read regenerative farming basic principles.


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