In this webinar Charles Massy will discuss the basics and importance of regenerative agriculture practices and how these have huge implications for addressing key Earth systems and the Anthropocene crisis (biodiversity, water, land-use, climate, integrated Phosphorous-nitrogen cycles, soil etc.). He will also discuss the implications of healthy food, off healthy landscapes for human and animal health.
Meet the Speaker
Dr Charles Massy, BSc PhD OAM
Charles Massy is married to Fiona, and has 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. He gained a BSc (Zoology, Human Ecology) at ANU (1976), before going farming for over 40 years. This included the development of a prominent Merino sheep stud business (‘Severn Park’). Concern at ongoing land degradation and humanity’s sustainability challenge led him to return to ANU in 2009 to undertake a PhD in Human Ecology, which was completed in 2013. This examined transformation in regenerative agriculture and farmers' paradigm change.
Charles has chaired and served as a Director on a number of businesses, research organisations and statutory wool boards, and has international experience in wool value-chain manufacturing and marketing.
Charles has had 6 books published (with Penguin, Random House, UQP and Chelsea Green), and a children's book is due in 2020 by National Library of Australia. In 2012 his Breaking the Sheep’s Back (2011, UQP) was short listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Australian History and also for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize.
In 2017 he published the best-selling Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth. This book has become a talisman for the regenerative agriculture movement, and has won and been short-listed for a number of literary awards. CM has also engaged in freelance journalism since 1977 across a range of subjects. This includes in The Griffith Review (#63, 2018, titled Transforming Landscapes) and in Granta (due 2020). As well as still managing a sheep and cattle grazing property, Charles still consults widely in the fields of Merino breeding, transformative change in agriculture, and in landscape design, and is constantly on the lecture circuit spreading the word on regenerative agriculture and its promise of solutions for humanity addressing our Anthropocene challenge.
This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST). This webinar will be recorded and a link to access the recording will be sent to all registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.
9 February 2021
- 2:00 PM
$10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members
8th December 20 10:00 AM
9th February 21 11:30 AM
Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register now and secure your attendance