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On March 1st, 2015, Soul Food Farm will present an exciting conference on revitalizing the world’s damaged grasslands and the key role cattle grazing plays in its success highlighting speakers Allan Savory, grassland ecosystem pioneer and founder of both the Savory Institute and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management and  Nicolette Hahn Niman, former environmental attorney, sustainable food and farming expert, and author of “Righteous Porkchop” and the just released “Defending Beef.”

Purchase tickets for this event and find out more about the event here:Soul Food Farms

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1117550

Staring at a future of lower corn prices and higher inputs, Huegerich decided to experiment. Two years ago, he planted 320 acres of conventional corn and 1,700 with GMO corn. To his delight, the conventional fields yielded 15 to 30 more bushels per acre than the GMO fields, with a profit margin of up to $100 more per acre. And so in 2013, he upped the ante, ordering six varieties of conventional seeds for close to 750 acres and GMOs for his remaining acres.