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Riverside Chats

5th-Generation Farmer Graham Christensen on Regeneration, the Farm Bill and 'Talking Nebraska to Nebraskans'

Field of young cornstalks at eye level under a blue sky
Graham Christensen is an entrepreneur and fifth-generation farmer whose work involves mobilizing the general public and other farmers around regenerative practices like solar energy.

A common concern on "Riverside Chats" isn't just the climate crisis, but the seeming inability to talk about existential risks like global warming when much of our bandwidth is taken up by the noise of culture wars.

In previous conversations, a concept has come up as a model for what can help undo the damage of the past: regeneration. This is often employed through farming and grazing practices that restore degraded soil biodiversity — sequestering carbon and improving the water cycle.

Graham Christensen is founder and president of consultation company GC Resolve, and solar and alternative energy company GC ReVOLT. Christensen is also a board member of Regenerate Nebraska. Today he discusses his work to build regenerative communities and equip them with the tools they need to ensure a stable, healthier future for humans and our larger ecosystems.

Note: The Farm Bill guide mentioned at 48:10 is "The Farm Bill: A Citizen's Guide" by Christina Badaracco and Dan Imhoff.

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