The team at FARM Agronomy would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy year ahead, and to start the year off on a good note we want to share a great list of resources put together by Soils For Life. There are some excellent books, case studies, YouTube clips and more in this list for those looking for some inspiration and fresh perspectives on new ways of thinking and farming.

Who inspires our cropping farmers?


We asked our case study croppers who inspires them in their journey towards a more regenerative approach to cropping. They mentioned farmers, scientists and educators whose insights and questions helped them reflect and adapt their practices.

If you are looking for fresh perspectives to help clarify your own or generate ideas of other ways of cropping, here is a list of potential farmers, scientists and educators recommended by other croppers. 

Farmers recommended by croppers

Colin SeisPasture cropping and Soils for Life case study.

David BrandtMulti-speciesdiverse cover cropsseed cleaning business.

Gabe BrownDiverse cover and companion crops

Garry Zimmer: ‘The Biological Farmer and ‘Advancing Biological Farming’.

Graeme SaitNutrition farming

John KempfEnhancing the plant, soil, microbiome system

John PawseyOrganic crops for specific markets, living mulch

Ray Archuletasoil scientist and farmer

Rick ClarkeNo till, cover cropspollinator strips, crop rotation

Australian and New Zealand scientistsrecommend by our croppers

Dr. Christine Jonessoil and ground cover ecologistrestoring carbon

Dr. Walter Jehnesoil microbiologistrestoring the water cycle.

Dr. Nicole Mastersagroecologistmanaging soil health biologically.

North American scientists recommended by our croppers

Dr. Arden Anderson: family physician and agricultural practitioner; ‘Science in Agriculture’.

Dr. Carey Reamsplant growth, energy, fertilisers.

Dr. Dan Skownutrient availability, microbial stimulation, plant health. 

Prof Emeritus Don Huberplant pathology.

Dr. Elaine Ingham: soil microbiologist, soil food web

Dr. Jill Clappertonrhizosphere ecologisthealthy productive soils for nutrient dense food.

Dr. Rick Haneysoil scientistsoil testing for soil health.

Dr. William Albrechtsoil scientistrelationships between soil quality, food quality and human health.

Educators recommended by our croppers

Joel Williamsplant and soil health educator

Steve Groffcover crop coach


 We’ve tried to provide a link to their direct website or books, and also a list of their videos on YouTube. However, please do your own search to see if or how the work of these individuals speak to you. 

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