It's fair to say Nick Austin is a convert.
Mr Austin grew up on the family property at Mundarlo, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, but moved away to study and become an engineer.
Generations of his family had farmed in the area; first as sheep farmers, later in cattle and then as a mixed enterprise on the 1450-hectare propety.
But in 2001, Nick and his wife Deanna came home to Mundarlo "as a bit of an experiment", describes on-farm processing company Provenir.
"They both fell in love with the land and the lifestyle and never left."
The couple experienced the millennial drought and floods of 2010 and 2012, which became the catalysts for change.
They became involved in regenerative agriculture to develop greater flexibility and resilience for their farm.
Since taking over the management, Nick and Deanna operate Mundarlo as a beef cattle enterprise using holistic principles.
On March 29, Mr Austin will join Brian Wehlburg and Brian Marshall to present an introductory workshop on holistic management and regenerative agriculture as part of the Farming Matters conference and field days at Albury, March 30-31.
The conference (booked out) is convened by Land to Market Australia, a global network committed to farming practices that measurably regenerate the land through training and verified branding of members' produce.
But there are still spaces for Monday's two-hour introductory workshop, which is designed as an overview of the fundamentals of holistic management and regenerative agriculture.
It's the perfect opportunity for anyone who is a "bit sceptical" about its benefits or wants to understand the basics including farmers, students, Landcare members or government agencies, according to organisers.
Mr Wehlburg delivers holistic management training and mentoring to farmers, environmental organisations, family businesses and has previously owned and managed a small farm, selling pasture-raised beef, pork and eggs, while Mr Marshall, an educator since 1995, runs Fir Trees, a 45-hectare beef cattle enterprise on the Ben Lomond range in the New England region.
US author and conservationist Aldo Leopold once said: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
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