White Oak Pastures: Radically Traditional Farming
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The regeneration of landscapes is mission critical for the future of food and fiber. When land regenerates, farms are more productive, food and fiber products are healthier, plants and animals are more plentiful, top-soils are richer and more apt to retain water and sequester carbon.
White Oak Pastures is a six generation, 152-year-old family farm in Bluffton, Georgia. They take pride in farming practices that focus on regenerative land management, humane animal husbandry, and revitalizing their rural community. They know radically traditional farming creates products that are better for the land, their livestock and their village. They are fiercely proud of their zero- waste production system that utilizes each part of the animals they pasture-raise and hand-butcher on their farm.
White Oak Pastures is Radically Traditional Farming
Every day, they butcher meat from animals raised in a regenerative manner using humane animal management practices. To operate their vertically integrated, zero-waste model, it takes 155+ caring people working together to accomplish a common goal: taking care of the land and their livestock. White Oak Pastures is a Zero-Waste farm. They sell the meats and poultry they butcher on their farm to passionate consumers who care about the animals, land and the community.
Every animal on multi-species operations serves a purpose in ensuring their lands are healthy, strong, and resilient. Similarly to humans, these animals are stronger together and were meant to share their pastures, not exist in isolation.
Why Regenerative Agriculture?
Photosynthesis draws carbon from the atmosphere and stores it as carbohydrates in the soil.
A 1% increase in the soil organic matter increases the ability for 1 acre to hold water by 20,000 gallons.
By increasing their carrying capacity, a farmer can raise more animals and create more jobs.
Grasslands provide critical habitat for countless species of wildlife, not to mention the billions of microbes in the soil.
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