Our Adventures in New York State
As I type this post I'm sitting at a coffee shop in Albany New York awaiting to board our train headed back to Indiana. I along with our team have spent the week here in New York attending one of the largest gatherings of grassfed and regenerative farmers in North America.
The event I'm talking about is known as the Grassfed Exchange Conference and it is something that myself and our team have made it a point to attend for the past 9 years. This conference travels across the country bringing together some of the most innovative minds from around the world to come together for the purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas about how we can be better stewards of our lands. Think of it as the TEDx of regenerative farming and food production.
The 2 minute video below will give you an inspiring glimpse of the passionate people behind the Grassfed Exchange:
At Seven Sons we are always striving to improve upon our farm and the practices that we employ to bring you the best food we can produce. To that end we have a fun creed that we try to live by:
"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and know who knows what you don't."
I believe that no matter your walk in life, the above advice can make an exponential difference in what you are able to achieve in life.
By getting together once a year with likeminded farmers we are continually inspired to challenge our thinking and paradigms with the ultimate goal of healing the land and bringing you nourishing food. We also have the opportunity to network and establish valuable relationships with those who can help fill critical knowledge gaps that may be holding us back.
One of the themes that surfaced during our time in New York was the fact that America will never have a food system of integrity until we first have people and farmers with integrity. This was a truth that left us with a renewed resolve to remain true to our mission at Seven Sons to produce nutrient-dense foods that heal and nourish our land and those who eat of its bounty.
Below are a few pictures from our event: What you see above is an assembly of nearly 500 ranchers and regenerative agriculture supporters gathered for a full day of farm tours followed by 2 days of seminars and workshops. We were grateful to help lead some of these workshops and share what we've learned at Seven Sons.
If you'd like to learn more about some of the far reaching affects of regenerative agriculture I'd encourage you to checkout the Grassfed Exchange.