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Farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the regenerative movement who are actively accelerating positive changes in Arizona connected for a 1.5-day program that delivered a real action plan for regeneration in the region. Participants worked together with Dr. Yadi Wang on the first Regenerative Organic Certified farm in the U.S. Southwest, a model for education, inspiration, and conversation. Participants built stronger peer-to-peer relationships, shared a common understanding of critical issues, explored regenerative agriculture in practice, and developed real solutions to problems preventing progress. Look for updates coming soon about the 2024 program.
with contributions from Regenerate AZ 2023 Participants
Read through our regional plan that outlines how creating more regenerative experiences can open new markets in the U.S. Southwest. We need your support! (Updated Dec. 19, 2023)
Please enjoy a 12-minute documentary produced by Kiss the Ground about Dr. Yadi Wang and the work at Oatman Flats Ranch.
The complex nature of the food supply means positive changes will require many different people, organizations, and skillsets to work together.
Sharing practices that improve soil health and our habitats for food production will allow farmers to withstand drought and flood conditions that are becoming more common.
Healthier soils have been proven to store more water than depleted soils, an important fact as voluntary restrictions are starting to be implemented in the Lower Colorado River system.
All of the practices recommended by Regenerate AZ participants will be based on the latest research supporting soil health, biology, gut health, and regenerative economics.
We are building resiliency by moving away from monoculture growing systems and into more dynamic, and complex, cropping systems.
Our event participants will help build a story with the world about how regenerative practices are being implemented throughout the food supply. What are the next steps we need to take?
The Development of Regenerative Yields (“DRY”) Cooperative is an association to support reciprocal interaction of agricultural producers and service providers to create and maintain equitable, transparent, and sustainable food supply chains with a regional emphasis while providing ecosystem services and networking benefits for our members
The Development of Regenerative Yields (“DRY”) Cooperative is an association to support reciprocal interaction of agricultural producers and service providers to create and maintain equitable, transparent, and sustainable food supply chains with a regional emphasis while providing ecosystem services and networking benefits for our members and their communities to support both planetary and human health. DRY Co-op works directly with NGOs, local governments and businesses to support cognizant land stewardship, watershed management, soil regeneration, circular economies and market access on behalf of its members.
Think Regeneration is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing its expertise, established leadership programs, fundraising capacities, and experienced facilitators to Regenerate AZ. We are currently running programs for organizations for NGOs, local conservation districts, agriculture leaders, charities, and family farmers. Our belief is that every
Think Regeneration is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing its expertise, established leadership programs, fundraising capacities, and experienced facilitators to Regenerate AZ. We are currently running programs for organizations for NGOs, local conservation districts, agriculture leaders, charities, and family farmers. Our belief is that every region will want to adopt a program like Regenerate AZ, where coalitions representing every link in the food supply chain will work together to create a more regenerative communities and economies.
The Center for Agricultural Resilience (CFAR) was built to educate thought leaders on the environmental, economic and social benefits of building resilient animal, plant and human ecosystems that can nourish our communities.
Oatman Flats Ranch is founded by Dax Hansen, a fourth-generation producer on a mission to revitalize the desert landscape. It is the first Regenerative Organic Certified farm in the U.S. Southwest that grows heritage wheat. The farm uses regenerative practices to maximize soil-based water storage, including but not limited to minimize soil disturbance, cover cropping, roller crimping and mob grazing for cover crop termination, integrated pest management, and other natural techniques, to nourish the soil that further improve health of people and the ecosystem.
VIdeo: Take in the natural beauty of Oatman Flats Ranch, as produced by Oatman Farms, its partner and flour producer.
The Historic Rockhouse on Oatman Flats Ranch in Gila Bend, Arizona, is part of the important regional story of indigenous growers, colonial settlers, and modern day America.
Follow Dr. Yadi Wang in the field as he explains his philosophy for growing life, big and small.
Take a look at how Gila River flooding affected Oatman Flats Ranch.
Enlightened Soil will be providing EnSoil Algae to the managers at Oatman Flats Ranch for a test trial in 2023. Details about the results of the trials will be made available to the participants, and will also be included in white paper to be published in 2023 after the conclusion of Regenerate AZ.
Information about the product and research done by Dr. James White at Rutgers University is available by request to email@example.com.
Read a weekend feature that informed millions about the regenerative farming practices in Arizona, including Oatman Flats Ranch. “Farming can’t continue like it is in the West,” said Dax Hansen. “You have to grow regeneratively or you’re going to run out of water.” Read the full story.
microBIOMETER & Regenerate AZ Announce Official Partnership (Think Regeneration, July 2023)
Regenerate AZ & Enlightened Soil Corp. Announce Partnership (Think Regeneration, June 2023)
Regenerative Farming at the Oatman Flats Ranch in Dateland (AZ Central, March 2023)
Regenerate AZ: On the Ground (and River) at Oatman Flats Ranch (Think Regeneration, May 2023)