FT. PAYNE, Ala. — The regenerative agriculture consulting firm, Understanding Ag (UA), LLC, today announced that Eric Fuchs, a Missouri farmer and water quality expert, has become its newest on-farm consultant.
“In addition to his 20-plus years’ experience in utilizing managed grazing systems, Eric has worked extensively with small and large communities and with agricultural producers to help ensure community water protection,” said UA managing partner Shane New.
According to New, Fuchs has helped save millions of dollars in costly water treatment system upgrades while also negating the need for long-term regulations in the communities where he’s worked throughout the years.
“I had been using regenerative farming techniques on my own operation for many years but when I saw how these could also save our waterways and provide clean safe reliable drinking water, it became a passion of mine to let others know there were practical solutions to these problems,” Fuchs said. “It was apparent that the same techniques used to make my own operation sustainable and profitable could be used on a large scale to clean up our drinking water. My passion now is to share with others the solutions to these problems.”
Fuchs received his Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy from the University of Missouri and served in the U.S. Air Force for five years, during which time he received a master’s degree in human resource development.
“Understanding Ag’s hallmark is its cadre of expert consultants who are regenerative farmers and ranchers themselves,” New said. “Eric has seen, firsthand, the problems with agriculture land use and its effect on drinking water. His expertise and own farming experience will help our firm design and deliver even more effective programs and services to our expanding and diverse regenerative agriculture clientele.”