Presentations from the 2020 ODPG Conference

In March 2020, we held our 2-day Conference – ‘The Regenerative Soil Solution’ – at Lincoln University, with many speakers from the world of farming, environment and climate change.

Many thanks to Sylvia Smyth from Quorum Sense who kindly filmed the presentations over the weekend. Many of the speakers offered us their presentation slides, which will also be available for a closer look.

We will be uploading the presentations one by one over the next few weeks, every Friday, for those of you who couldn’t make it to the conference, and those who attended but would like to refresh their memories.

PETER FRASER

Economics, Ethics and Animal Agriculture

In this presentation, Peter Fraser, who was also our conference MC, tackles the challenging subject of the future of animal agriculture with his economic analyst’s hat on. He looks at key implications of the recent Food and Agriculture report by RethinkX, which examines the possibility that food engineering will one day replace the demand for animal products.


JONO FREW

The Transition from Conventional to Regenerative Farming Practices

Jono Frew from Quorum Sense is off to a flying start as he cartwheels into his presentation! He talks about his journey into regenerative farming and the social and mental benefits that come with it.


PHYLLIS TICHININ

Soil Aggregation Made Sexy: Biology vs Water Power

Phyllis Tichinin, soils consultant, eco-nutritionist and former organic dairy support farmer, takes a look at soil aggregation, using an interesting demonstration to prove her point.


Dr ALISTAIR HUMPHREY

Drinking Water: Colorectal Cancer & Nitrates

Investigating the correlation between high rates of nitrates found in the water supply and the incidence of bowel cancer, and looking at the role of commercial dairy farming.


HAMISH BIELSKI

The Importance of Regeneratively-Managed Livestock to our Planet

See how Hamish and Amy turned their South Island farm around for the better in this fascinating presentaion on Regenerative Farming.


DR MIKE JOY

National Water Standards: Why Change is Crucial

Part One and Part Two, with presentation slides available separately.


MANY THANKS TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS