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89: Connecting With Food - Enhancing Consumer-Farmer Relationships for a Sustainable Future with William DeMille

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Welcome to another inspiring episode of "Secrets of the Soil" with your host, Regen Ray Milidoni. Today, we're honored to welcome William DeMille, a pioneer farmer from Nevada who has dedicated his life to mastering regenerative agriculture. Growing up on a traditional farm in Utah, William has experimented with modern methods but found his calling in returning to time-proven, sustainable practices that enrich soil and produce healthier food.

In this episode, we'll dive deep into the workings of regenerative agriculture, exploring how William uses cover crops, grazing animals, and the natural decomposition of plant material to feed the soil and prevent desertification. Our conversation will highlight the critical roles of the ecological processes including the water cycle, mineral cycle, and energy flow in growing nutrient-rich foods.

William will also share insights from his book, "Worry Free Eating," where he ties the importance of soil health to effective decision-making in farming. Prepare to be enlightened about the transformative power of mindfulness in agriculture and the profound impact of nurturing our soil for healthy communities.

Stay tuned as we explore how to harness our unique talents for community impact, delve into the benefits of direct farm-to-table food sourcing, and confront the challenges of educating and enticing the next generation toward sustainable farming. This is more than just farming talk; it's a movement towards healthier soil, healthier food, and a healthier society. Join us on this journey to become truly the change we wish to see in the world, starting from the ground up.

Key Takeaways:

- Feed the Soil, Feed the Soul: Emphasizing the importance of soil health for producing nutrient-rich foods, and how it directly impacts human health and environmental sustainability.

- Re-thinking Education: The need for a shift in how we educate future generations on agriculture, focusing on holistic approaches that include personal development and entrepreneurial skills.

- Building Connections: The significance of enhancing consumer-farmer relationships to ensure a dependable, healthy food supply and more informed food choices.

Tune in to gain profound insights into how changing our farming practices can lead to a healthier society and planet. Understand why nurturing the soil and the soul are inseparable elements of regenerative agriculture.

Let's regenerate, educate, and connect for a sustainable future! 🌾🌟

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Who is William DeMille

William DeMille is a farmer. He studied Horticulture and Agronomy at Northwest Missouri University. He holds two certificates in aquaponic engineering and production from Cornell University, NY, and from GrowHaus Aquaponics, CO, and also graduated from Dr. Elaine’s Soil Food Web School and Healing Mountain Massage School. William is the Director of Georgic Development for Monticello College, Ut. William is a farm consultant and runs a school in northern Nevada teaching the principles of Permaculture, Biodynamics, Silvopasture, Holistic Management, and Georgics. William owns and operates a soil testing laboratory. William is married with 4 children living in The Humboldt Mountains of northern Nevada. 







My Gardening / farming Book: Worry Free Eating

My other book: The Ditch Rider


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As the host of the Secrets of the Soil podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the most innovative and inspiring experts in regenerative agriculture. Through these conversations, I’ve learned so much about the power of nurturing soil and promoting regeneration.

Now, after many podcast recordings and countless hours of research and reflection, I’m thrilled to share this kick-ass guide with you.

“Regen Rays 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Soil & Save the Planet” is a distillation of the most important and actionable insights from my podcast guests, along with some fun and empowering tips to help you take your soil to the next level.

So whether you’re an experienced farmer, a gardening enthusiast, or simply someone who cares about the planet, I hope this guide inspires you to take action and make a positive impact on the world around you!
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