Episode -029- “Controlling” Nature 

The notion that we as humans can “control” nature through technology and cleverness is misleading and ultimately nature has the final say in what happens. The 2012 drought is a testament to that fact. Many farmers and ranchers were severely hurt. However, proper management of resources can mitigate disasters.


Show Notes

  • People think they can control nature with sprays, tractors, mono cropping, cleverness and technology – it doesn’t work
  • I believe that nature has the final say
  • It makes more sense to work WITH nature instead of against it
  • There are no feedlots in nature, no matter how you try and justify it, there are no feedlots in nature
  • Feedlots concentrate animals and many people make the argument that “we can’t feed 9 billion people without industrial ag”  Well, what about the corn that required to feed those animals? Where does it come from? Is that “sustainable?”
  • Proper livestock management can increase stocking rate by 1000% in some cases. 400-500% more likely, I’ve seen it done
  • A lot of people are caught in this paradigm, so they will come up with creative ways to justify their practices
  • Industrial Agriculture practitioners are hard working, smart and dedicated but there is a better way
  • What a lot of them don’t understand is that we have an unfair advantage, the sun
  • Responsible use of toxic chemicals is an oxymoron – in most cases
  • This is why I’m not a big fan of poultry and other critters that eat grain – feeding them grain is detrimental on many levels, economically, socially and environmentally. Try to avoid importing grain to your farm/ranch.

Chris Stelzer

Chris Stelzer is a published Author, founder of Agricultural Insights and creator of many resources that help family farmers and ranchers grow their businesses. His flagship courses are the Grazing Mastery Program and The Farm Marketing Mastery Program. 

Chris Stelzer

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