Roots So Deep: Stories from Farmers and Scientists about Soil Health & Farmer Wealth

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Guided by director and wrangler of scientists Peter Byck, “Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there)”is a 4-part documentary series all about adaptive cattle farmers and their conventional neighbors across the fence – and a group of maverick scientists conducting ground-breaking research that explores the costs and benefits of grazing in harmony with nature versus grazing in conflict with nature.

In this presentation, Byck screens clips from the series, and discusses research results from the decade-long, $10m research project conducted in the Southeast USA; research that asks: can this simple change in grazing practice help farmers get out of debt, restore their depleted soils, rebuild wildlife habitat and draw down huge amounts of carbon?