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John Kempf

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John Kempf on The Future of Food

Sustainable Dish Podcast

On this episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I speak with John Kempf about robotics in agriculture, universal basic income, and a new food economy. Be sure to check out John's work on The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast. Also, check out the regen.ag Academy This episode brought to you by DrinkLMNT who has an exclusive deal for my listeners. Visit this page to learn how you can get a sampler pack for only $5.


18 Feb 2021

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The Crux of Regenerative Agriculture with John Kempf

Back to the Roots Podcast

John Kempf, Founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, expert in the biological systems of farming and a strong voice of regenerative agriculture, joins us to talk about carbon, photosynthesis being the engine that drives the whole system and being stewards of the land. More on John at:  https://www.advancingecoag.com/john His Podcast is: http://regenerativeagriculturepodcast.com/ This is episode is brought to you by Byron Seeds

1hr 36mins

8 Feb 2021

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EPISODE 131: Exploring the Rabbit Holes of Soil with John Kempf

A Regenerative Future with Matt Powers

This is the first in a series of podcasts where I discuss my new book, Regenerative Soil, with soil experts from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives - these were previously recorded while I was writing and finalizing the book which is in the final formatting and review stages of its release. John Kempf is a farmer, researcher, author, podcast host, educator, entrepreneur, and family guy - he is on a mission to help farmer's transition into regenerative agriculture and achieve soil coherence no matter their starting point. He sells regenerative amendments, foliar sprays, mineral and microbial blends, and teaches farmers how to use them on his online course platform: Regen.ag Academy. Learn more about John here: www.JohnKempf.com You can pre-order your copy of Regenerative Soil today - click here:https://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/shop/regenerative-soil-science-amp-solutions-manual-pre-order

1hr 18mins

15 Oct 2020

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137: Understanding Regenerative Agriculture with John Kempf

The Modern Acre | Ag Built Different

John Kempf is an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host and teacher. He is passionate about the potential of well managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation. John joins us to dive deep into what regenerative means and what is does not mean. We address what is overhyped, what is undervalued, and if regenerative agriculture will cure climate change. We also discuss John's background and entrepreneurial endeavors, including his company, podcast, and new book! Show Notes: https://themodernacre.com/137


15 Sep 2020

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Improving Broadscale Agriculture | John Kempf

The Permaculture Podcast

My guest today is John Kempf, the author of the recently released Quality Agriculture.  A farmer, teacher, and entrepreneur from Northeast, Ohio, John has spent more than 15 years developing a nutrition and farm management program that quickly restores soil health and maximizes plant resistance to disease and insects, while reducing costs and increasing profits for farmers who adopt these methods. Already applying these processes to millions of acres of farmland, his current mission is for these regenerative models to become adopted globally by 2040.https://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/JohnKempf.mp3Click here to download the episode. | Open Player in New WindowAlong the way, John shares the history of how he came to and developed these methods, as well as how existing food policies and intellectual property systems hamper farmers’ ability to steward the land and increase the health and resilience of our communities. By holistically meeting the needs of farmers and focusing on the results, rather than the methods, John leads farmers down the path of regenerative agriculture and a more abundant future. Find out more about John, his podcast, and his new book, Quality Agriculture, at JohnKempf.com. Donate Online to the annual Summer to Fall FundraiserBecome a sustaining supporter at Patreon John’s results represent what permaculture practitioners can achieve on a broad-scale by seeing to farmers’ needs while speaking the language of permaculture. John is doing for fruit and vegetable agriculture what folks like Allan Savory are achieving raising animals. Permaculture folks have a fantastic number of tools in our toolkit. John extends those by providing a model for furthering our practices, whether we are interested in working directly with farmers and broad-scale agriculture or policy and politics. We can use the research and science he’s found to argue and advocate for practices and procedures that change agriculture as we know it. We can push organic and other operations further and further away from chemical use and closer to what we’ve known for more than 40 years: working with nature leads to bountiful results. But, those are just my thoughts at the moment. What are yours?  Leave a comment in the show notes or get in touch.Email: show@thepermaculturepodcast.comCall: 717-827-6266Or drop something in the mail:The Permaculture PodcastP.O. Box 16Dauphin, PA 17018 Until the next time, spend each day caring for the soil and growing healthy plants while taking care of Earth, your self, and each other. ResourcesJohn KempfRegenerative Agriculture PodcastDisease Resistance and Regenerating Soil with Michael McNeillKiss The GroundFarmer’s Footprint The post Improving Broadscale Agriculture | John Kempf appeared first on The Permaculture Podcast.

8 Aug 2020

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85 John Kempf, what would he do with a 1 billion dollar investment fund?

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food

John Kempf, founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) and host of Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, is back on the podcast to discuss his book on Regenerative Agriculture, developing AI agronomist, and influencing farmers to ask better questions. -----------------------------------------------------Welcome to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food.Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and benefits here: www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag. Other ways to support our work:- Share the podcast - Give a 5-star rating- Or buy us a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture. ------------------------------------------------------ AI agronomist, making regenerative advice accessible to all. How important is it to preserve information regarding Regenerative Agriculture? An interview with John Kempf on why healthy plants are not affected by pests and diseases issue, as well as John’s priorities in creating new projects. We talk about his book, his work on developing an AI agronomist to make regen ag advice accessible to all farmers and to nudge farmers to observe better and more and ask better questions. And finally, how would John put a 1 billion dollar investment fund to work? More about this episode on: https://investinginregenerativeagriculture.com/2020/07/14/john-kempf-2/.Find our video course here:https://investinginregenerativeagriculture.com/course.----------------------------------------------------------- For feedback, ideas, suggestions please contact us through Twitter @KoenvanSeijen, or get in touch through the website www.investinginregenerativeagriculture.com. Join our newsletter on www.eepurl.com/cxU33P. The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.Support the show (https://www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag)Support the show (https://www.gumroad.com/investinginregenag)

1hr 15mins

14 Jul 2020

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1.27 The Transformative Mind, with John Kempf. How Make An Impact In A Time Of Crisis

The EcoIQ Project

"The outcome of an intervention has nothing to do with the skills of the intervener and it has everything to do with the place within from which the intervener comes." (Otto Scharmer)  "There are few areas that lend themselves to transformation as readily as farming.... ...all living processes are fundamentally transformative.." (John Kempf) For this episode I had the great pleasure to interview a recent hero of mine John Kempf.   This interview was very special for me personally and one of the real highlights of the show so far.  I really resonated with Johns’ approach to farming and ecology.  John's approach is a balance of excitement and seriousness about the work.  I found John to have a deep and high resolution image of the science behind regenerative farming and a firm stance on the important and sacred role of human beings within their nested farming ecologies.   I really felt a renewal of potential from my talk with John and a genuine joy at his stories and experiences of resilience and transformation on all levels. The subtle blend of spiritual awareness and intellectual knowledge and wisdom really made me see John as a brother in arms.  It my opinion and I think John would agree, that there is a very clear path to a deep spiritual awakening and transformation through the open, intense and subtle use of the mind in trying to understand the complexity of living systems.  We will never get there but the journey is inherently empowering and eventually leads to the most natural miracle of all...    Abundance.  John Kempf is the CEO of the Regen Ag Academy (https://www.academy.regen.ag/) an online education platform, Advanced EcoAgriculture (https://www.advancingecoag.com/), an on-the-ground consultancy company, the sole contributor to his blog site John Kempf (https://johnkempf.com/blog/), and the host of the hugely popular and amazingly in-depth Regenerative Agriculture Podcast (http://regenerativeagriculturepodcast.com/). If that wasn't enough! John recently finished his book Quality Agriculture (https://www.qualityagriculture.com/), where he weaves the experiences of some of his most prominent guests together to showcase a growing global movement and a deepening relationship with agro ecology. John serves thousands of farmers in making a shift to the harmonious approach of regenerative farming.  Big on the bottom line for farmers, John is also outspoken on our need to shift our thinking to a more nuanced mindset that can more readily approach the stewardship of such complex living systems.   Check out also Johns; Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRApdrU3BA0Pzo6MNWTD2jg), webinars (https://www.advancingecoag.com/webinars), and Plant Nutrition Pyramid    I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. and please check out the short questionnaire below, and let me know what you think. your feedback is what helps us grow and serve you better. feedback link is here>  https://forms.gle/ZVJjS4wKa7nQ8kvC6

1hr 25mins

9 Jul 2020

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Can we make ecological agriculture mainstream by 2040? With John Kempf, author of Quality Agriculture

Regenerative Skills

Welcome back everyone to another episode in this ongoing series on regenerative agriculture. Before we get started today I want to give a quick shout out. Before starting this series I’ve been in contact with a listener of the show named Nick who has been incredibly generous and helpful in sending me links and information about other practitioners in the field that I should check out. I’ve learned so much from the ideas he’s sent me so I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to Nick for all his help and guidance. Today’s interview comes from one of the people that Nick pointed out to me and who I’ve been following and listening to ever since. John Kempf is a regenerative agricultural consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, teacher and podcast host who is passionate about the potential of well managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation. He is also the author of  the new book titled “Quality Agriculture” where he highlights important interviews with prominent farmers and researchers on the cutting edge of ecological farming. He states that his personal mission is to have these regenerative models of agriculture management become the mainstream globally by 2040.In this interview, John speaks with me about the incredible growth of regenerative and ecological farming practices in just the last few years and what is behind this trend. He also gives great insights about what he sees as a future where industrial and regenerative agriculture merge to leverage the best parts of both worlds rather than continuing to be at odds. We also cover the real drivers of change in the agricultural sector and how the new generation of young farmers are innovating and reshaping the future of this industry. I really liked the straight forward and pragmatic approach that John takes to these important questions. Many voices calling for a change in agricultural practices that I’ve heard in the past do a great job of idealizing a world of healthy environmental interaction but fall short when it comes to supporting evidence and case studies, but John does a great job about focusing on the realities of the world we currently have and how we can look to tangible examples of practices and methods that regenerate our damaged ecosystems while respecting the context of the globalized industry that farming is these days and what farmers themselves need to make their businesses work. I also highly recommend his show, The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast for people who want to hear from scientists, researchers and producers in the field who are making incredible advances for the ecological health of their land. I especially enjoyed a recent interview he did with Ray Archuleta, and his short video series on the five core concepts of regenerative agriculture on the advancing regenerative agriculture youtube channel, both of which I’ve linked to in the show notes for this episode.Resources:Get the book "Quality Agriculture"https://johnkempf.com/ https://www.advancingecoag.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRApdrU3BA0Pzo6MNWTD2jgRay Archuleta episode


15 May 2020

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71. John Kempf on Advanced Biological Farming

The Thriving Farmer Podcast

Who can you turn to for comprehensive information and assistance if your farm has produced one too many lackluster harvests? We are honored to have John Kempf, the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, with us today on the Thriving Farmer Podcast! AEA is a leading plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company. John is a top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming. In 2006, he founded AEA to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who are growing that supply. In today’s episode, we’ll dive deep into the fine scientific details on what makes the most healthy, fertile, and productive soil so that you may truly reap what you sow! We’ll discuss managing PH and magnesium levels, proper compost application and so much more. Whether you are a small, mid-sized or large farming operation, tuning into this episode is certain to level up your farming game! You’ll hear: What Advancing Eco Agriculture is all about 1:20 How John got started in farming 2:25 About the overarching principles of Advancing Eco Agriculture 5:18 About sap analysis and if it will become more mainstream in the coming years 8:51 How John manages soil testing 14:32 How to approach soil analysis for your unique farm situations 18:44 What (if any) types of crops act as indicators which warrant testing more than others 23:47 About the beginning steps to ensuring healthy soil in croplands 31:32 About the differences in procedure for smaller scale farms 37:00 John’s take on salt accumulation in protected cultures 42:32 How John manages short-term/long-term soil feeding 46:43 How often John recommends farmers do soil tests 49:43 How John goes about tackling high PH levels 51:38 How John goes about tackling high magnesium levels 53:58 About John’s preferences in terms of compost application 56:24 Why John opts to use compost tea in lieu of traditional compost 1.00:30 What questions farmers aren’t asking that they probably should be 1.02:49 Who John’s mentors were in his farming journey 1.06:19 What practices John would have liked to see the farmers he works with set into motion sooner 1.10:40 What John thinks about the concept of “too much” organic matter 1.13:58 John’s take on risk management in farming 1.16:07 What strategies AEA implements to hire the right help  1.21:39 The biggest mistake John sees new farmers making 1.26:58 What simple things advanced farmers practice to be more profitable 1.30:20 What new farmers should avoid 1.33:57 John’s favorite farming tool 1.34:35 John’s thoughts on the best time to start a farm 1.36:24 Where to find more about John and AEA 1.44:02 About the Guest: John Kempf is a leading crop health consultant and designer of innovative soil and plant management systems. John is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture.   John, a member of the Amish community, grew up on a fruit and vegetable farm in Northeast Ohio and experienced first hand the challenges faced by many crop producers. Growing fresh market vegetables since 1994, John witnessed intensifying disease and insect pressure on crops which gradually failed to respond to the usual pesticide treatments.​ John’s mission is to provide support to the world’s farmers and globally impact our food supply. He founded Advancing Eco Agriculture in 2006, which has quickly become a leader in the area of soil and plant nutrition. To learn more about John, visit his LinkedIn profile. Resources:Websites - https://johnkempf.com/, https://www.advancingecoag.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/advancingecoag/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/advancing-eco-agriculture/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRApdrU3BA0Pzo6MNWTD2jg

1hr 46mins

5 May 2020

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Episode 127 | John Kempf on Soil Redox, Energy, & Nutrient Availability

A Regenerative Future with Matt Powers

Join us for an extremely stimulating conversation with author, podcast host, researcher, and regenerative farmer, John Kempf who is at the cutting edge of soil science and working on his own foliar spray book for cultivators of all kinds. This is a DO NOT MISS episode for anyone that is interested in SOIL!FREE Soil Redox Course & More at Regen.Ag Academy:https://academyregenag.thinkific.comRegenerative Agriculture Podcast with John Kempf:http://regenerativeagriculturepodcast.comRegenerative Soil Science & Solutions PREORDER:https://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/shop/regenerative-soil-science-amp-solutions-manual-pre-orderFREE Online Regenerative Business Training - REGENERATIVE ENTREPRENEURS: Making It Happen:https://matt-powers.mykajabi.com/makingithappenGrow Abundantly, Learn Daily, & Live Regeneratively,Matt Powers

1hr 16mins

29 Mar 2020