The 2023 Regenerative Agriculture Conference has concluded in Margaret River, with farmers across the Capes region joining others from all over Australia, in the hope of improving their knowledge of sustainable and healthy practices when it comes to farming. The conference showed the large number of farmers who are are transitioning to regenerative practices to improve soil health, increase the nutrient density in foods, improve nutrition, and enhance biodiversity. One of the highlighted themes that resonated with attendees was the importance of soil health, as it is the key ingredient to improving plant and animal health. It was told that soil health can be improved through methods such as diversifying pastures and using cover crops, integrating livestock using rotational grazing and minimising disturbance to soils. Farmers like local beef farmer Robyn Robertson have already been using these methods. “Attending the conference has given me the confidence to know that I am on the right track and must continue,” Ms Robertson said. “It is also very inspiring to see that I am not alone on this journey to high-quality food production.” On Wednesday evening many farmers gathered to debrief over dinner and listen to celebrity chef and farmer Matthew Evans discussing the trials and tribulations of regenerative agriculture, emphasising the importance of sustainable farming practices to the health of all Australians. “We need to support the one per cent of our population who are producing nutrient-dense food for the other 99 per cent of people in Australia,” Mr Evans said.