7 Questions with Tre' Cates

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Jul 12, 2017


Tre' Cates answers questions about his perspective on regenerative agriculture and it's role for our future.Tre also gives us a sneak peak at what he will be talking about at this year's Grassfed Exchange Conference.

1. What do you see as the potential impact of regenerative grassland agriculture?

 A commitment to regenerative agriculture will be the foundation for societal well-being.    

2. What do you believe are the big strategies and behaviors required to move us toward this? 

We must consider this as an interconnected part to a greater whole. We cannot address agriculture without understanding the social and economic implications. From improved management to new regenerative policies, regenerative agriculture will only be successful with new and improved human decision-making frameworks, 

3. What brought you to this point?

Was there a defining beliefs or experience that sparked a change? A commitment to continual improvement and a desire to make a genuine difference in the world.  

4. Where or to whom do you look for guidance and inspiration? 

Lots of support. Our (Savory) network of professionals and practitioners, personal mentors and deep thinkers who want to see the world a better place.

5. What is an important lesson you learned from a mistake? 

We will always make mistakes. What is important is the response to the mistake. How do I learn from the mistake? What process can I put in place to identify mistakes as early in the process as possible.

6. What do you think is the most important first step someone in your field can take to move in the right direction? 

A posture of humility and perseverance. We need to continue our search for answers with an unwavering commitment to building support across industries, cultures, and new thinking. Limited thinking and perceived shortcuts will delay the abundance for future generations.

7. What will be the # 1 take home message from people listening to you speak?  

We are in this together. We cannot solves this as individuals, we need a new commitment of enhanced collaboration that will be in rhythm with our planet and the communities we serve.  

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