BISMARCK, N.D. — Gabe Brown, the author of Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture, recently received the 2020 Eco-Ag Achievement Award from Acres U.S.A. magazine. The magazine conferred the award to Brown during its 45th Annual 2020 Eco-Ag Conference in part for his role as “a tireless advocate for a farming philosophy that puts soil health at the center of its mission.”
A North Dakota regenerative farmer/rancher, Brown is a founding partner in the regenerative agriculture consulting group, Understanding Ag, LLC, and a co-founder of the non-profit organization Soil Health Academy.
“This year’s award winner stood out both for the work he has done on his own farm and the voice he has provided for regenerative agriculture, not only in the community of ecological farmers that already exists, but also beyond that into the mainstream,” said Acres U.S.A. events manager Sarah Day Levesque during the award presentation. “He is a pioneer of the soil-health movement and has even brought regenerative agriculture to the front of Wheaties cereal box.”
“I’m honored to have been selected for the award on behalf of all of my fellow regenerative farmers and ranchers who are working tirelessly to forge a better and more profitable future for everyone by implementing the principles of regenerative agriculture,” Brown said. “Along with my colleagues, I’m delighted to play a role in helping others successfully and profitably implement soil health-focused regenerative agriculture practices in their operations.”
–Soil Health Academy