Regenerative Resources: What We’re Reading and Listening to at Noble

Looking for a good book or podcast to learn more about regenerating your soils and grazing lands or managing your operation? We’ve collected an intriguing set of titles and programs suggested by the ranching advisors, course facilitators, ranch managers and even our CEO at Noble.

When we asked folks at Noble Research Institute what books and podcasts they turn to for education and inspiration about regenerative agriculture and more, we got a wide range of answers. Some are the latest titles and programs from innovative ranchers, livestock producers and scientists; others are classics about conservation, food issues and even how our land was settled in the first place.

We invite you to check out the following books and podcasts, listed alphabetically, suggested by Noble’s regenerative ranching advisors, course facilitators, ranch managers and our president and CEO, Steve Rhines.

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“A Bold Return to Giving a Damn” by Will Harris

“Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture” by Gabe Brown

“Farmacology: Total Health From the Ground Up” by Daphne Miller

“For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems” by Nicole Masters

“Green Grass in the Spring: A Cowboy’s Guide to Saving the World” by Tony Malmberg

“Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses” by David Pratt

“Land, Livestock and Life: A Grazier’s Guide to Finance” by Allan Nation

“Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility” by Michael Phillips

“Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom” by Fred Provenza

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan

“One-Straw Revolutionary: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka” by Larry Korn

“A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold

“Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West” by Stephen E. Ambrose

“The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” by Wendell Berry

“Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease — and How to Fight It” by Benjamin Bikman

“Your Successful Farm Business: Production, Profit, Pleasure” by Joel Salatin

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ATTRA “Voices from the Field” podcast

“The Business of Agriculture Podcast” with Damian Mason

CALF News “Price Point” and “Daily Cattle Current” podcasts with Wes Ishmael

“Cover Crop Strategies” podcast

“Grazing Grass Podcast” with Cal Hardage

“Herd Quitter” podcast with Jared Luhman

“No-Till Farmer Podcast”

“Ranching Reboot” with Red Hills Rancher

“Regenerative Agriculture Podcast”

“Sowing Prosperity” with Logan Duvall

“The Wisdom Underground Podcast” with Didi Pershouse

“Working Cows Podcast” with Clay Conry

Have books and podcasts you’d like to recommend? We’d love to hear about them — let us know in the comments.

Story Credit: Marilyn Cummins, Noble Research Institute

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